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Offline rancegal

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #81 on: Friday 14 November 08 19:08 GMT (UK) »
Maybe it was a name the Tyler family liked and 'passed down' the family.
    In the marriages I'm currently transcribing, Ekins is used as a forename. presumably by members of one family, so when it crops up, you know which family they're related to. 'Ekins' is also an old Raunds surname.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #82 on: Friday 14 November 08 19:25 GMT (UK) »
In Lincolnshire marriages ---- A girl with surname Whisker had christian name of Fanny 
Dring, Keightley, Lincs,  Davies, Stuckey, S Wales

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #83 on: Friday 14 November 08 22:00 GMT (UK) »
Hi Justkia,

Delyth is a Welsh name meaning pretty. My name is welsh and means fair phantom and is derived from Guinevere.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #84 on: Saturday 15 November 08 01:29 GMT (UK) »
ONe of my whatever-gt-grannies (too lazy to work it out at the moment) was a Tryphaena (but there are lots of ways to spell it).

I thought "well - that's really odd" but it was really popular in the Lincolnshire village where she lived.

I came across Tryphena and Tryphosa in a Lincolnshire village (Billingorough) - in fact there were 4 Tryphena TYLERs there 1803-40.

According to an online Bible encyclopedia, Tryphena and Tryphosa are mentioned in Romans 16:12 as being saluted by Paul in his epistle as two "who labour in the Lord".
Canada: Patterson, Brown, Haidenger/Heidinger, Meyer, Johnston(e), Gorsuch, Kitchin/Kitchen
United States: Patterson, Smith, Brown, Vance, Bower(s), Newberry, Best, Love, Gorsuch
England (Northumberland): Brown, Whitfield, Henderson
Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife, East Lothian): Johnston(e), Bell, Galloway, Campbell, Robertson, Williamson, Thomson, Crawford
Germans from Russia: Haidenger/Heidinger, Meyer, Meach, Lorenz

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #85 on: Friday 02 September 11 18:50 BST (UK) »
Not in my tree, but in my research:

St. Nicholas. Gloucester, Incumbents.

1645. Help-on-high Fox, M.A.
Richard Wernham (Berkshire 18th century),
William Hissey (1805 to 1813, Hampstead Norris),
Kapirin (Siberia 19th Century),
Kitching 1850,
Mary Howse born 1806 ish,
Chris Truelove marr. John Pocock 2-7-1696, Kintbury, Berks

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #86 on: Friday 02 September 11 19:36 BST (UK) »
In my family ancestry I have Aminadab Spivey with brothers Theophilus, Barzallai and Hezekiel. poor things! :o
Southwell/Mann/Spivey/Locker-Lockyer

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #87 on: Tuesday 06 September 11 13:07 BST (UK) »
Does anyone else have a "Hope Ramsay"? It's for a boy born in 1865, not sure if I'm using freebmd correct but there appears to be only one other.
Aberdeenshire; Brechin, Robb, Clark, Hardie, Johnston, Watt, Elmslie, Milne, Harper, Adam, Edmond, Laing, Gibson, Aedie, Jameson, Argo & Doverty.<br />Booth, Watson, Grothenwell, Ewen, Mackie, Simpson, Piper, Taylor, Davidson, Willox, Chalmers & Gordon<br />Still, Fraser, Robertson, Burnet &
Lumsden<br /><br />Banffshire; Cruickshank, Bennet, Broug, Allen, West & Lyal<br /><br />Caithness; Sutherland<br /><br />Herefordshire, Worcester, Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire; Wagstaff, Jones & Turner

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #88 on: Tuesday 06 September 11 13:12 BST (UK) »
I have no HOPE but I do have a COMFORT she was a Hakesley
Has anyone else got Britton Froud?
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #89 on: Tuesday 06 September 11 13:49 BST (UK) »
Do you mean with Hope as a first name? There are numerous people with Hope as a forename on FreeBMD from 1837 to1957, too many to count  :)
Or do you mean "Hope Ramsay" ? There is only one,  Hope Ramsay Robertson      

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