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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #180 on: Monday 18 July 16 19:16 BST (UK) »

I have quite a few ladies in my tree with the name Loveday - I really like it  :)

Totally agree with what you say about the name Peace, all we seem to read about recently is people fighting/murdering each other :-\
Luce, Tippett , Thomson, Dolling ~ Devon & Cornwall
Mocquard ~ London, France
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #181 on: Monday 18 July 16 19:20 BST (UK) »
Loveday yes that is nice,but I have seen that also as a surname.
Lancashire- Moss,Broadbent,Olley,Dobson,Dickenson,
Norfolk-Olley,Knowles,Bunn,Pooley,Scott,Vince
Caithness & Dumfries - Evans,Sinclair,Mackay
Belfast-Antrim - Mackay,Connor,Bunting
Liverpool,Wigan & Southport - Ball,Taylor
Isle of Man - Harp,Dougherty
Cheshire - Dickenson
Knighton,Radnorshire - Evans, Broadhurst
Caithness - Sinclair

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #182 on: Monday 18 July 16 19:56 BST (UK) »
That's what I thought when I saw the name Garthered, I thought that was the surname and Gay was the forename.

I wonder if as Coombs suggests that Loveday and Garthered started off as surnames.

Egidia and Malise are unusual names too, but I rather like Euphaemia - it sounds right posh  ;D
Luce, Tippett , Thomson, Dolling ~ Devon & Cornwall
Mocquard ~ London, France
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #183 on: Monday 18 July 16 21:25 BST (UK) »
That's what I thought when I saw the name Garthered, I thought that was the surname and Gay was the forename.

I wonder if as Coombs suggests that Loveday and Garthered started off as surnames.

Egidia and Malise are unusual names too, but I rather like Euphaemia - it sounds right posh  ;D
Euphaemia was mistress of James of Scotland & she gave birth to his son.

Malise Forteith was from Orkney (my 17th Gt Grandfather) & was given the title Earl of Caithness & Ross.Egidia was his daughter.
Lancashire- Moss,Broadbent,Olley,Dobson,Dickenson,
Norfolk-Olley,Knowles,Bunn,Pooley,Scott,Vince
Caithness & Dumfries - Evans,Sinclair,Mackay
Belfast-Antrim - Mackay,Connor,Bunting
Liverpool,Wigan & Southport - Ball,Taylor
Isle of Man - Harp,Dougherty
Cheshire - Dickenson
Knighton,Radnorshire - Evans, Broadhurst
Caithness - Sinclair

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #184 on: Monday 18 July 16 21:36 BST (UK) »
That's what I thought when I saw the name Garthered, I thought that was the surname and Gay was the forename.

I wonder if as Coombs suggests that Loveday and Garthered started off as surnames.

Egidia and Malise are unusual names too, but I rather like Euphaemia - it sounds right posh  ;D
Euphaemia was mistress of James of Scotland & she gave birth to his son.

Malise Forteith was from Orkney (my 17th Gt Grandfather) & was given the title Earl of Caithness & Ross.Egidia was his daughter.

Correction Egidia was'nt Malise' daughter she was further down the line married to Henry St Clare(Sinclair) his 2nd wife.Sinclairs carried the Caithness title on.
Lancashire- Moss,Broadbent,Olley,Dobson,Dickenson,
Norfolk-Olley,Knowles,Bunn,Pooley,Scott,Vince
Caithness & Dumfries - Evans,Sinclair,Mackay
Belfast-Antrim - Mackay,Connor,Bunting
Liverpool,Wigan & Southport - Ball,Taylor
Isle of Man - Harp,Dougherty
Cheshire - Dickenson
Knighton,Radnorshire - Evans, Broadhurst
Caithness - Sinclair

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #185 on: Monday 18 July 16 22:50 BST (UK) »

 you can't get much posher than that  ;D

One of my lines were quite well to do and from Orkney ~ the Traills of Westness and Woodwick, married into the Balfour family

I have a very convoluted link to James V of Scotland via his illegitimate daughter Jean/Jane who married Archibald 5th Earl of Argyll

We both have posh genes  ;D
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #186 on: Tuesday 19 July 16 00:54 BST (UK) »
My Douglas grandmother's middle name was Dreghorn. She was born in Kilmarnock, so not named after the Ayrshire town of Dreghorn.

However, in a census with her and her parents, there is also a wee grandson named William Dreghorn, which says to me that one of her sisters possibly married into the Dreghorn family, but never been able to pin it down!  Oh well, one day!!
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #187 on: Tuesday 19 July 16 06:57 BST (UK) »
Compared to today the population was quite sparse so I suppose we all have some connection somewhere in the past to one another.As for being posh well I don't think so because some of the lords & ladies of the land way back then were not very nice to the ordinary people who worked for them.Just landowners really who probably obtained that land by foul means rather than fair.
Lancashire- Moss,Broadbent,Olley,Dobson,Dickenson,
Norfolk-Olley,Knowles,Bunn,Pooley,Scott,Vince
Caithness & Dumfries - Evans,Sinclair,Mackay
Belfast-Antrim - Mackay,Connor,Bunting
Liverpool,Wigan & Southport - Ball,Taylor
Isle of Man - Harp,Dougherty
Cheshire - Dickenson
Knighton,Radnorshire - Evans, Broadhurst
Caithness - Sinclair

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #188 on: Tuesday 19 July 16 09:13 BST (UK) »
Euphemia (without the diphthong) was a very popular name in the latter half of the 19th century...it's a common family name through my (Scottish) side, with 6 in one census in the Banchory area (3 generations - granny, 1 daughter, 4 granddaughters).  Thank goodness my dad put his foot down when mum suggested that for me....
Cravens of Wakefield, Alnwick, Banchory-Ternan
Houghtons and Harrises of Melbourne, Derbyshire
Taylors of Chadderton/Oldham, Lancashire
MacGillivrays of Mull
Macdonalds of Dundee