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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #171 on: Friday 04 March 16 18:27 GMT (UK) »
One I've just found while searching Menzies (not in my own tree)

Sylvanus Braes Menzies (Male)

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #172 on: Sunday 06 March 16 09:52 GMT (UK) »
Tryphena on a Cornish branch, Melina on a London branch.  My 3xgt grandparents had 11 children - 1 to 7's names all began with W then there was Ann, then another W  and then Henry & John.

Another sideways branch had 8 sons - the 7th was Septimus and the 8th had Octavius as his middle name.  Sadly 4 were lost in WWI - three during November 1918.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #173 on: Sunday 06 March 16 10:38 GMT (UK) »
Tabitha from Surrey branch
Pow in Bath Somerset, Essex, Middlesex, Lancashire, Surrey, Australia, New Zealand and USA
Bailey, Hare, in Bath & Taunton Somerset
Nash in Seend Wiltshire, Bath Somerset
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Billinghurst, Furlonger, Huntingford, Tilbury, Webb in Surrey

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #174 on: Friday 15 July 16 05:47 BST (UK) »
I have 2 ladies named Ebbet. Both are from Devon.
On was baptised Ebbit married as Abigail had 4 children as Ebet or Ebbet then 2 as Abigail and was buried as Abigail. The other was married as Ebbot had children as either Ebbot or Emblin named a daughter Emlyn was buried as Ilbert.
The daughter married twice as Emlyn and had her children as emlyn but appeared on cencuses as Emma and was burried as Amy.
Has anyone else come across an Ebbot and does anyone know if it is a form of Emma, Emblin, Emlyn, Amy or Abigail?
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #175 on: Monday 18 July 16 15:37 BST (UK) »
Unusual first names can be very handy if they sound like a surname. In Suffolk and Essex I have found many cases such as this. Such as a Bush Stock, brother of Thomas Stock from Little Bardfield, my ancestor. Their parents was Samuel and Ann Stock. Cannot find a marriage but Bush could be Ann's maiden name or a family name further back.

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LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #176 on: Monday 18 July 16 15:55 BST (UK) »
My recently deceased Mum was named Peace Alexandra.Where did it come from? Well she was born on the very day that the Treaty of Versailles was signed & her father whose name was Alexander thought it would be quite significant to add the female variant of his name.No-one else in the family was given the  name until quite recently when one of her Gt.Gt Grandchildren had it included in her names.
Lancashire- Moss,Broadbent,Olley,Dobson,Dickenson,
Norfolk-Olley,Knowles,Bunn,Pooley,Scott,Vince
Caithness & Dumfries - Evans,Sinclair,Mackay
Belfast-Antrim - Mackay,Connor,Bunting
Liverpool,Wigan & Southport - Ball,Taylor
Isle of Man - Harp,Dougherty
Cheshire - Dickenson
Knighton,Radnorshire - Evans, Broadhurst
Caithness - Sinclair

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #177 on: Monday 18 July 16 17:25 BST (UK) »
I've been looking at newly found Yeo ancestors in Devon and Cornwall today, and one marriage was this

William Yeo to GARTHERED GAY in 1673

I thought what an unusual name, however when googling the forename it came back with lots of hits

Wasn't that unusual back then :-\

Peace Alexandra - that's a lovely name
Luce, Tippett , Thomson, Dolling ~ Devon & Cornwall
Mocquard ~ London, France
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #178 on: Monday 18 July 16 18:00 BST (UK) »
Don't we have a wonderfully rich heritage with all these fabulous names.  And let's not forget the surnames too:  Strongitharm, Pitchfork and many others, all coming down from our Anglo-Saxon heritage.  I'm so disappointed I was a plain Taylor before marrying a Scot and becoming a MacGillivray!! :( :( :(
Cravens of Wakefield, Alnwick, Banchory-Ternan
Houghtons and Harrises of Melbourne, Derbyshire
Taylors of Chadderton/Oldham, Lancashire
MacGillivrays of Mull
Macdonalds of Dundee

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #179 on: Monday 18 July 16 19:10 BST (UK) »
Thank you Claire yes Peace Alexandra is a lovely name.When I was younger I was so glad I wasn't named after Mum,they called me Betty instead & I have never liked it.Funnily enough my Mum was known as Betty not Peace as Grandma added it at her Christening.
Now with the world in the mess it is in I think that Peace as a name should become more popular it may help people to live with each other instead of fighting.

I have Egidia c.1300s & Malise 1200s,Euphaemia in my tree.
Lancashire- Moss,Broadbent,Olley,Dobson,Dickenson,
Norfolk-Olley,Knowles,Bunn,Pooley,Scott,Vince
Caithness & Dumfries - Evans,Sinclair,Mackay
Belfast-Antrim - Mackay,Connor,Bunting
Liverpool,Wigan & Southport - Ball,Taylor
Isle of Man - Harp,Dougherty
Cheshire - Dickenson
Knighton,Radnorshire - Evans, Broadhurst
Caithness - Sinclair