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Offline Rosinish

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #135 on: Sunday 17 May 15 13:16 BST (UK) »
While researching my paternal line I came by the name Sloin MacKinnon b1863 (I have the cert.) which is also on familysearch but whether it's what the name was meant to be is questionable as he was registered by his mother who "made her mark"  ???

I think it's a "1 off"  ???

Sadly he died 1881

Annie
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Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #136 on: Sunday 17 May 15 23:00 BST (UK) »
I have an Azariah..in my tree, not heard this name before.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #137 on: Sunday 17 May 15 23:07 BST (UK) »
Oh that's a surprise....mine is from Newfoundland....and a man...thanks for the link.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #138 on: Sunday 17 May 15 23:09 BST (UK) »
While researching my paternal line I came by the name Sloin MacKinnon b1863 (I have the cert.) which is also on familysearch but whether it's what the name was meant to be is questionable as he was registered by his mother who "made her mark"  ???

I think it's a "1 off"  ???

Sadly he died 1881

Annie


Perhaps supposed to be Sloan?
Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #139 on: Sunday 17 May 15 23:49 BST (UK) »
Perhaps supposed to be Sloan?

Hi Aghadowey,

I did wonder that but................... I would doubt it as there is no record on South Uist of any Sloans but.....it may be gaelic however I have never found it anywhere to compare  ;D

I am still unsure having looked at it many times as to whether that name is correct  ???

Anne Marie

Update................ERROR she's Female !!!
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #140 on: Monday 18 May 15 01:57 BST (UK) »
I think it's a "1 off"  ???

Sadly he died 1881

I'm confused. Do you mean Sloin died in 1881 or Mary MacKinnon. I see you have Sloin's death registration attached to one of your posts and it's from 1863 and indicates she died at the age of 7 days. 

There is a death for another Sloin MacKinnon who died 22 Sep 1861 at the age of 50. She had been married to Malcolm MacKinnon and her parents were listed as John Ferguson and Mary Macquin. The informant was listed as Mary MacKinnon, daughter.

The strange thing is that on baby Sloin's birth registration and Sloin Ferguson MacKinnon's death registration they give the informant as Mary MacKinnon but with no mark.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #141 on: Monday 18 May 15 03:21 BST (UK) »
The most unusual forename I have found in my tree is Redvers pronounced "Reevers".

Apparently it was briefly popular in the late 19th century inspired by General Rt. Hon. Sir Redvers Henry Buller, V.C., a distinguished soldier who had a fall from grace late in his career during the Boer War.  I'm not sure who/what the name inspiration was for this "original" Redvers.

My own Redvers had his own military infamy - he enlisted with the Gordon Highlanders aged about 14 1/2, and was discharged as being underage just short of his 16th birthday.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #142 on: Tuesday 19 May 15 06:39 BST (UK) »
Bathsheba.

Yes, I know... Not too unusual, but when she married she went from Bathsheba Frost to Bathsheba Pedortha.

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Ledwith (Longford/Westmeath)
Gray (Sligo)
Eustace (Louth)
Frost (Suffolk)
Farrar (Yorkshire)
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #143 on: Sunday 24 May 15 11:28 BST (UK) »
I've got a Hector Redvers born around the same time.

But my Granddad is unique (as far as I've found so far) and his first name is Runnert.  Absolutely no idea where it came from.
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