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Offline Vance Mead

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #225 on: Wednesday 21 December 16 18:46 GMT (UK) »
I have a male ancestor with the name of Precilla or Pricilla Mead. Born 1548 in Watford, Herts. It was a male name that continued in the family for several generations. They were also known as Tilly, Prissly, Tillius, etc and lived in Ridge and Bishops Hatfield.
Mead - Herts, Bucks, Essex
Pontifex - Bucks
Goldhurst - London, Middx, Herts
Kellogg/Kelhog - Essex, Cambs

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« Reply #226 on: Wednesday 21 December 16 18:57 GMT (UK) »
I have come across a Christmas Johnston recently whilst searching the gro index!
Lincolnshire: Harrison, Russell, Bates, Beecham, Ulyatt, Middlebrook
Cumberland: Flinn, Johnston, Sloan
Northumberland: Pilgrim, Archbold, Brewis, Bewick, Scott

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #227 on: Wednesday 21 December 16 19:12 GMT (UK) »
Antrobus as a middle name...
Pretty common as a surname, especially in the area around the place, just south of Warrington.

It even got used for a character in the Archers.
Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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« Reply #228 on: Wednesday 21 December 16 22:06 GMT (UK) »
Having found one to hsng on our Australin branch I now keep finding others but where does Hurtle come from as a first name given to  a son of a verydevote  Methodist family/ ???

I became curious about this too when I read your post Trees, not having heard the name here myself and did some Googling with little result - just confirmation it is a Christian name and no-one knows where it came from. I found the question asked and one answer which just adds to the mystery.  ??? Anyway check it out...

http://newsfeed.rootsweb.com/th/read/GENANZ/2006-01/1138622915
BETTS Brisbane, LEWIS Llangurig, PADFIELD Coleford, BUTTON Somerset, LERGESSNER Berlichingen, DONNELLY Tyrone, BETTS Suffolk, NEEDHAM Norfolk.

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« Reply #229 on: Wednesday 21 December 16 22:42 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that Andrew. I will have to do more checking of that branch.

I cannot remember right now which branch, but there is one which comes from the general Liverpool region.

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« Reply #230 on: Wednesday 21 December 16 23:01 GMT (UK) »
Just been doing research for someone else and found the Christian names, Major and Mahala which I haven't come across before.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #231 on: Thursday 22 December 16 08:15 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks    Renatha I see someone on the link thought it Cornish my lot were all Cornish Australians so may be it has Celtic rootes
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« Reply #232 on: Thursday 22 December 16 08:51 GMT (UK) »
Yes that could be it Trees, I hadn't read all the other responses. Another mystery which cannot simply be answered by google!  ???
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« Reply #233 on: Thursday 22 December 16 10:15 GMT (UK) »
Just been doing research for someone else and found the Christian names, Major and Mahala which I haven't come across before.
Carol
Mahala is in my Brighton family. Starts ( as far as I can tell ) 1806 and goes down a few generations.

Hurtle I have heard as a 1st name in Oz. Mainly from before the 2nd War
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