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Offline Anneatki

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #153 on: Friday 12 June 15 13:03 BST (UK) »
Thanks Aghadowey! I learn something every day on Rootschat! What about Frizzel?  ::)
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #154 on: Friday 12 June 15 13:16 BST (UK) »
Here's what I've come across in my tree and people I've helped, all found in the United Kingdom:

Freelove
Mahala
Israel
Jasper
Smith (as a first name!)
Zephaniah
Zilpha
Zillah
Zachariah
Dinah
Jemima
Noah

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #155 on: Friday 12 June 15 13:24 BST (UK) »
Thanks Aghadowey! I learn something every day on Rootschat! What about Frizzel?  ::)

Frizzel/Frizel/Frizzle, etc. is a surname  :)

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #156 on: Friday 12 June 15 13:26 BST (UK) »
we have a Christiana, Letitia and Helek.    I know Christiana was popular many years ago but Helek?

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #157 on: Friday 12 June 15 13:33 BST (UK) »
I have one family with sons Henry, George, Charles....

.....and Azariah  :o
Mullingar, Westmeath Ireland: Gilligan/Wall/Meagher/Maher/Gray/O'Hara
Bristol: Woodman/James/Derrick
Bristol/Somerset: Saunders/Wilmot
Gloucestershire:Woodman/Mathews/Tandy/Stinchcombe/Marten/Thompson
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #158 on: Wednesday 24 June 15 17:16 BST (UK) »
Spanisher. My ancestors brother married a Spanisher Robson.
Kerrenhappuch. I also found an ancestor sibling from Suffolk who wed a Kerrenhappuch.
Lorken Wallaker, I think Lorken is a local surname in the area also used for a forename.
Christiana.


Pity there are not more instances of first names with a common surname such as Kerrenhappuch Smith. lol.
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DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #159 on: Wednesday 24 June 15 22:40 BST (UK) »
Jabez is mentioned in the Bible, in the book of Leviticus. It means 'born in my pain (or grief)' . Jabez Whitaker is an ancestor of mine. He was born 3 days after the death of his father.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #160 on: Wednesday 24 June 15 22:59 BST (UK) »
How do you describe a middle name  which is someone elses  surname?

For example:  My dads middle name was "Nursall"   

I should think his name in total was pretty close to being unique.
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« Reply #161 on: Wednesday 24 June 15 23:05 BST (UK) »
I have a Lucilla and a very odd Vena-Dora...often mis-transcribed as Vence-Dora.
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