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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #45 on: Friday 01 August 08 15:53 BST (UK) »
I love these weird off topic posts.

Here's a great one from the U.S. branch - Perehena.
I've found that one meaning is 'traditional procession' in Sri Lankan. The family must have spent time in or read about Ceylon in the 19th century.
I guess she could have used Hena instead of that heavy handle.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #46 on: Friday 01 August 08 16:41 BST (UK) »
Stan,

That fits, my Elflada was born 1895.  I guess her parents weren't sure how to spell it though as she's definitely registered Elflada on both her birth and marriage entries.

I wonder what made her parents choose the name, because all her other siblings had pretty run of the mill names like, Henry, Alice, William, Edward etc.  Guess I'll never know - I wish these ancestors of mine would have written down a bit more information about themselves!!

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Durham/Newcastle: Richardson, Glendenning, Glendening, Glendinning, Postle, Carr, Tatters
Norfolk/Suffolk: Love, Sharman
Somerset/Glamorgan, Wales: Brooks, Elliott, Smith
Cumberland: Richardson, Gribbin, Butler, Tatters
Shropshire/Welshpool: Thomas, Bradshaw, Summers, Weatherby, Phillips
Scotland: Baxter, Service, McMaster

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #47 on: Friday 01 August 08 19:21 BST (UK) »
I have a strange one ...Woodbine  :D

Now, was that brand around in 1858   ???

Some other strange middle names in this Mariners  family..Ferinda (4), and Manship ;D

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GLAMORGAN: Evans. Davies. Eddy. Bradnum.
GLAM to USA:Walter H Davies 1886.Thomas J 1852
PEMBROKE: Bradnum.Summers
CARMARTHENSHIRE:Davies. Jones
NORFOLK/SUFFOLK: Bradnum.Cork.Helsdon 3 in Australia, Whiskins. Fairhead.Catchpole.
DEVON:Mallett. Acford, Kidston.Short.Lover.Edwards,Telford.Sparrow
SOMERSET: Masey
CORNWALL:Eddy.Thomas Maddern.Harvey. Noy.Reynolds,Batten,Curtis.
Cornwall to USA: Thomas, Semmens. Oats
Warwickshire: Mountney

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #48 on: Friday 01 August 08 19:53 BST (UK) »
Stan,

That fits, my Elflada was born 1895.  I guess her parents weren't sure how to spell it though as she's definitely registered Elflada on both her birth and marriage entries.

Nad

If it is Elflada Brooks, Dec ¼ 1895, she is the only Elflada in FreeBmd  :)


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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #49 on: Friday 01 August 08 20:09 BST (UK) »
That's the one Stan.  This is my family on my maternal side - they are from Somerset.  I have her birth and marriage BMD index references and a reasonable amount of census info on the family to enable me to get going.  I need to do a bit more digging around when I get more time.  I'm sure I'll be on the boards here asking for help at some time.

Thanks anyway

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Durham/Newcastle: Richardson, Glendenning, Glendening, Glendinning, Postle, Carr, Tatters
Norfolk/Suffolk: Love, Sharman
Somerset/Glamorgan, Wales: Brooks, Elliott, Smith
Cumberland: Richardson, Gribbin, Butler, Tatters
Shropshire/Welshpool: Thomas, Bradshaw, Summers, Weatherby, Phillips
Scotland: Baxter, Service, McMaster

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #50 on: Wednesday 17 September 08 16:48 BST (UK) »
Just found in the 1841 census Onion Onions 50 Miner in Wolverhampton Staffordshire HO107 999 14 fo 10 p13
Ouch it makes me cry.....with laughter
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #51 on: Wednesday 17 September 08 18:04 BST (UK) »
Makes my Ephraim's, possible Hepzibah (choose a spelling) and Georgiana look tame.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #52 on: Wednesday 17 September 08 18:30 BST (UK) »



   How about .....

  Upion Lane  b 1862 q4 Whitby who I came acrooss for another Rootschatters earlier today.

                           Tazzie
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Green/Simpson/Underwood-Beds
Walker/Foulkes/Fookes/Fooks/Hedges/Lamborne-Bucks.
Stanton/Pattrick/Cooper/Fitzjohn/Holland/Spalding-London
 Rewallin/Underwood -Devon
 Casbolt-London/Cambridge
 Favell/Favel - Lincs-Beds

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #53 on: Wednesday 17 September 08 19:28 BST (UK) »
I have a strange one ...Woodbine  :D

Now, was that brand around in 1858   ???

Ambers


It predates the ciggies!  Woodbine is the common name for the European honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum).  It’s even referred to by Shakespeare: "Beatrice, who even now Is couched in the woodbine coverture."

Not an unusual name – but one I like is my Dad’s Mother’s second name: Sabina (she died when my Dad was 8 years old).

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