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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #63 on: Saturday 20 September 08 07:27 BST (UK) »
My most unusual are Penninah (Biblical I believe and, according to a Googled link -  Hebrew, meaning coral; pearl), Milliken, Orchard, Thaddeus, Lancelot, Damaris, Clementina, Kezia.

(Quite a tame bunch when compared to some of these others on this thread  ;D )

Most males in my tree appear to be called William, irrespective of surname!

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Kitching Elsbury Lawrence Last Ellington Govier Pawsey Rice Nevitt Napier Seymour


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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #64 on: Saturday 20 September 08 07:43 BST (UK) »
Hi,

My grandmother was Verenda, actually her grandmother's maiden name (Verender). I also found a child called Federal born in Western Australia in 1901 the year of Australia's Federation, he was one of my great grandfther's cousins.

Robyn in Wodonga Australia
The following families and their Australian decendents:
Abbott, Barnard, Clarke, Inward, Lanfear, Rutter,Spencer:Middlesex
Greenaway:Cornwall
Edney, Godwin/Goodwin, Gullett:Hampshire;
Gullett:Devon
Emms:39th Regiment of Foot 1810-1832
Gordon:Scotland
Arnold, Morton:Ireland
Davies:Wales
Olcorn:Cumberland
Osborne:Staffordshire
Harrington:Kent
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Gross: Tullau Wurtmemburg Germany

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #65 on: Saturday 20 September 08 08:08 BST (UK) »
Perhaps not so unusual,... but in my case, used ad nauseum, was Marmaduke.  This family also re-used Christopher, Elizabeth, Phoebe and Duncan over and over, in each generation.

Family get-togethers must have been a real hoot.  Call out for Marmaduke, and upwards of eight people were likely to yell "What?"  ;D
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #66 on: Saturday 20 September 08 12:16 BST (UK) »
My cousin called her daughter Lisalotta  ??? and I've just found a cousin of OH called his daughter Ffion.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #67 on: Tuesday 23 September 08 15:10 BST (UK) »
Just been reading a paper from 1776 and came across  Clotworthy Upton Esq.,  ;D Otherwise known as Baron Templetown.



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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #68 on: Tuesday 23 September 08 15:55 BST (UK) »
Liselotte (pronounced as Lisalotta) is a German name.  Originates from a contraction of Elizabeth Charlotte.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #69 on: Tuesday 23 September 08 16:02 BST (UK) »
Just been reading a paper from 1776 and came across  Clotworthy Upton Esq.,  ;D Otherwise known as Baron Templetown.



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You get all kinds of odd names when surnames are used as Christian names - my favourite is Pynson Wilmot Longdill ... there were several of them.

It's very useful tracing people. Our family has produced John Bonus Child and Stephen Tutt Hodd - it narrows the search down wonderfully!

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CHILD Glos/London, BONUS London, DIMSDALE London, HODD and TUTT Sussex,  BONNER and PATTEN Essex, BOWLER and HOLLIER Oxfordshire, HUGH Lincolnshire, LEEDOM all.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #70 on: Tuesday 23 September 08 16:09 BST (UK) »
Liselotte (pronounced as Lisalotta) is a German name. Originates from a contraction of Elizabeth Charlotte.

I doubt my cousin would have that kind of knowledge.
I'm more surprised that she didn't pick random letters out of a hat  :o
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #71 on: Tuesday 23 September 08 17:03 BST (UK) »
I doubt my cousin would have that kind of knowledge.
I meant she has probably heard it somewhere, rather than made it up herself. 
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