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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #162 on: Thursday 25 June 15 16:50 BST (UK) »
I have a Butterworth Butterworth in one tree - very Lancashire.  Also have a Scottish gentleman in my husband's tree who was Elphinstone Sorrie.  At least they are easier to find on censuses - rather than sorting out the 6 Euphemia Cravens that I have in Scotland in 1881...
Cravens of Wakefield, Alnwick, Banchory-Ternan
Houghtons and Harrises of Melbourne, Derbyshire
Taylors of Chadderton/Oldham, Lancashire
MacGillivrays of Mull
Macdonalds of Dundee

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #163 on: Thursday 06 August 15 12:37 BST (UK) »
I have Karenhappuk in one tree as a Christian name, wonder if that's where Karen came from.  ;D

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #164 on: Thursday 06 August 15 15:55 BST (UK) »
One of my 5th great grandfathers was named Abednego, but I can't leave out his brothers Shadrach and Meshack.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #165 on: Thursday 06 August 15 16:10 BST (UK) »
I have Karenhappuk in one tree as a Christian name, wonder if that's where Karen came from.  ;D

Yvonne

It's of Jewish origin, Yvonne - Kerenhappuch. You can imagine it would be a bit of a struggle for an enumerator!
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
Wiltshire: Mathews
Carmarthen: Thomas, Davies, Lewis, Humphreys, Williams, Jenkins

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« Reply #166 on: Friday 07 August 15 01:20 BST (UK) »
I have Karenhappuk in one tree as a Christian name, wonder if that's where Karen came from.  ;D

Yvonne

It's of Jewish origin, Yvonne - Kerenhappuch. You can imagine it would be a bit of a struggle for an enumerator!

Thanks for that Lisajb,  ;D
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #167 on: Friday 07 August 15 18:17 BST (UK) »
Mine seem to be quite boring on the whole, but one branch of the Green family stands out:

Andrew and Jane called their first child Mary McLaughlan Suttie, their second Janet Anderson, then obviously got bored and called the 3rd girl Andrina Jane, then capped it off with a boy called Denmiln (mother's surname).
Of all of those the one I've not yet been able to track down properly is Mary
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England/Wales - Helps, Jones, Wright, Petheram (Axbridge and surrounding areas, Somerset)
Canada: Rutherford, Green
New Zealand: Rutherford

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #168 on: Monday 10 August 15 16:36 BST (UK) »
Neptune, male, I am glad to say it died out  ::)

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #169 on: Friday 23 October 15 22:01 BST (UK) »
Greenwell Jude (M)

Philadelphia Duff (F)

Annie
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 #170 on: Friday 23 October 15 23:00 BST (UK) »
Not in my own family but just came across it in a baptism record dated 1830

Avarina .. mother of the child being baptized