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Re: "Philadelphia" as a christian name
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 03 October 18 16:51 BST (UK) »
My Sussex Philadelphias were baptised into Lady Huntingdon's Connexion (strict Wesleyans).  Perhaps that is significant too.

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Re: "Philadelphia" as a christian name
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 04 July 20 18:25 BST (UK) »
Yes - agree with what's been said. I too had a rush of Philadelphias amongst my Sussex ancestors.

Hi Liz, I see you are a descent of the Boniface family. Emma Boniface (my gt, gt grandmother) is Philadelphia's mother (sometimes recorded as Philadelphina). I just stumbled across your post and found the connection very interesting.
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Re: "Philadelphia" as a christian name
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 04 July 20 20:02 BST (UK) »
With the names some parents give their children now, Rootschat if it is still around in years to come, will be flooded with requests about names such as Brooklyn etc.


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Re: "Philadelphia" as a christian name
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 04 July 20 20:17 BST (UK) »
Free BMD

First name    Philadelphia

That search found 4619 matches.  (England and Wales only)

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Re: "Philadelphia" as a christian name
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 04 July 20 23:20 BST (UK) »
Hi all

Some years ago when I was researching my East Sussex family I can across many, many Philadelphia's.  I still can't understand why.   I was always hoping one might end up marrying into my family but alas....no. 

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