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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #270 on: Sunday 10 June 18 17:40 BST (UK) »
I once had a client called Sundance Wildfire.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #271 on: Monday 11 June 18 07:01 BST (UK) »
Just come across Tacchens Andrew in the 1861 census for Cornwall.

Where it came from I have no idea.

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« Reply #272 on: Monday 11 June 18 18:31 BST (UK) »
A boy named Try born to Frederick & Mary Ann Lewis in 1841.  He was their 6th child of 7 (4 males & 3 females) and died in 1844.
Wells: Sussex, Whitby, Middlesbrough
Best & Carter & Williamson: North Yorkshire
Baxter & Tunstill: Fylingdales & Middlesbrough
Dryden: Whitby
Truran: Cornwall, Walthamstow
Wisdom: Plumstead, Woolwich

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #273 on: Monday 11 June 18 18:54 BST (UK) »
Think my most unusual one is probably Ogle. Full name Ogle Russell Lafont, Ogle was the surname of his great grandmother
Newson, Steavenson, Walker, Taylor, Dobson, Gardner, Clark, Wilson, Smith, Crossland, Goldfinch, Burnett, Hebdon, Peers, Strother, Askew, Bower, Beckwith, Patton, White, Turner, Nelson, Gilpin, Tomlinson, Thompson, Spedding, Wilkes, Carr, Butterfield, Ormandy, Wilkinson, Cocking, Glover, Pennington, Bowker, Kitching, Langhorn, Haworth, Kirkham.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #274 on: Monday 11 June 18 22:19 BST (UK) »
Hi, I have an Enoch Bretherton, Charles Jabez Brooks, Noah Crapper, Shem, old testament names from non-conformist families (in my case, although these names can also be Jewish in origin). This is actually a good thing because non-conformist records seem to be more thorough than conformist. Funny how Church of Scotland is the usual church past the borders but non-conformist in Manchester. Makes it easier to find my relatives in Manchester though!
Ive also seen Grizel, Lilias and Nicholas for girls names.  I guess they make a change from the usual suspects like the hated "Jean" that invariably became Janet or Jane  or "Ann" that confusingly became the same! 
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #275 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 01:11 BST (UK) »
For those who like all things porcelain was Noah any relation to the more famous Thomas?

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« Reply #276 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 12:17 BST (UK) »
I know of a Crapper family who had sons called Noah and Shem - where were yours, Victoria?

There was a big Crapper clan in the villages to the northwest of Sheffield in the 19 century.
Bradbury (Sedgeley, Bilston, Warrington)
Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
Greenfield (Liverpool)
Holyland (Leic)
Pryce/Price (Welshpool, Liverpool)
Rawson (Leicester)
Upton (Desford, Leics)
Partrick (Vera and George, Leicester)
Marshall (Cheshire/Leicester)

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #277 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 14:22 BST (UK) »
I don't know what the content filter will make of this comment but a couple of years ago on here I was recommended a book, "Potty, Fartwell and Knob" : Extraordinary But True Names of British People.

It really is very funny.

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Loughborough and Loughbrough, (London, Hull, Pirton, Durham & Hartlepool);
Watson, (Bedlington, Jarrow & Hartlepool);
Ballard & Glassop (E. London); 
Leggett (Corton, Scarborough, Hartlepool); 
Young, Adamson & Wilson, (Hartlepool). 

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #278 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 15:38 BST (UK) »
Well Barryd, Ive got to say no, my Crappers are Oxford Crappers and not related, apparently to the Yorkshire ones that have a  "porcelain" involvement. I must say I was a touch disappointed... Victoria