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Offline DavidG02

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #144 on: Sunday 24 May 15 13:11 BST (UK) »
Just found a Parthenia Clayfield

I would suggest she was named after The Parthenon
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Maternal: Munn, Simpson , Brighton, Clayfield, Westmacott, Corbell, Hatherell, Blacksell/Blackstone, Boothey , Muirhead

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #145 on: Wednesday 03 June 15 14:34 BST (UK) »
Looking for a family on Ancestry just now...I found a lady named English Mead b. 1859 in Cornwall....never heard of that one before  ;D ;D
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #146 on: Wednesday 10 June 15 11:17 BST (UK) »
Just found a Parthenia Clayfield

I would suggest she was named after The Parthenon

It's one of the names of the Greek goddess Athena.  Hence the Parthenon was a temple to Athena.
I did a little research into a friend's family, and we found this name running through one branch.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #147 on: Wednesday 10 June 15 12:09 BST (UK) »
We had two Tacy's in the 18th Century. Apparently it had been popular in the 17th Century and meant 'silent one', but went out of fashion and was later usually only found amongst Quakers. Not that we were Quakers.

The name threw the parish scribes and spellings were diverse. Evidently the Bishop's men knew the correct form and so Tacy in BT's. In that respect, the church could be quite strict on names. Susannah was a lovely name and very popular in UK and US at least in late 18th and well into the 19th Century. In the BT's I've seen, it's recorded as Susan. My ggreatgrandmother was Susannah Carpenter.

Tacy seems to throw modern transcribers, seem to be Tracy. Essex Girl in white heels? 
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #148 on: Wednesday 10 June 15 12:33 BST (UK) »
I went to school with a girl named Atherine. From memory I think her mother made it up by taking the 'c' off Catherine but teachers constantly called her Catherine.  ::)
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #149 on: Wednesday 10 June 15 12:54 BST (UK) »
Admonition Drew
baptized 9 Oct 1768, Stoke Damerel, Devon
died 15 Mar 1846, Camelford, Cornwall parents
William Drew and Joyce GAY

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« Reply #150 on: Wednesday 10 June 15 13:22 BST (UK) »
I thought there was an Orson Cart. Remembered him when I was a schoolboy but found no evidence that he existed. However I did find an Orson Karte on Electoral Rolls, Southwark.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #151 on: Friday 12 June 15 12:23 BST (UK) »
I was looking for some of my "Laws", & noticed an 1834 birth for Grizzle Frizzel Law. I thought it was an Ancestry mistake, but it was the same on Familysearch.
I ended up having to spend the Credits on Scotlandspeople to see the original - sure enough it is Grizzel Frizzel!
Looking up on the 1841 & '51 Census', she seems to be called Grace,
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« Reply #152 on: Friday 12 June 15 12:48 BST (UK) »
Grizzel is a Scottish form of Grace  ;)
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