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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #126 on: Thursday 09 April 15 23:18 BST (UK) »
Interesting blog entry by Alex Cox at Find My Past about Puritan names:
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01f3l/

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #127 on: Friday 10 April 15 13:25 BST (UK) »
Interesting blog entry by Alex Cox at Find My Past about Puritan names:
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01f3l/

My 3xgtgrandmother was called Silence :-X

Why do some people laugh when I tell them that ???

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #128 on: Friday 10 April 15 13:40 BST (UK) »
A near neighbour's first given name is "Finito" and he always adds, "Innocence" is my younger sister.

Love  "Silence" for Carol's Gran

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #129 on: Tuesday 12 May 15 17:06 BST (UK) »
I have a Manessah Hollowell, that's my most unusual and a couple of surnames for first names, Thompson and Featherstone.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #130 on: Friday 15 May 15 15:25 BST (UK) »
A few Christian names from me. 

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #131 on: Friday 15 May 15 15:29 BST (UK) »
"My 3xgtgrandmother was called Silence"

There is an actual reference to that old saying "children should be seen and not heard".

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« Reply #132 on: Friday 15 May 15 22:01 BST (UK) »
One of my ancestors is called Joseph Ann (NOT Josephine) after both her parents and her sister was called Salome Asenath if anyone has any ideas about their backgrounds or beliefs I would love to know as they were both born in the early 1800's when Salome didn't seem to be used much!
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #133 on: Friday 15 May 15 22:29 BST (UK) »
I have an Azariah..in my tree, not heard this name before.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #134 on: Saturday 16 May 15 23:12 BST (UK) »
One of my ancestors is called Joseph Ann (NOT Josephine) after both her parents and her sister was called Salome Asenath if anyone has any ideas about their backgrounds or beliefs I would love to know as they were both born in the early 1800's when Salome didn't seem to be used much!

Burto, I expect the Salome may have been named after a follower of Jesus who was present at the crucifixion and not the more famous Salome.
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