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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #333 on: Saturday 27 July 19 11:27 BST (UK) »
My late father had Marshall for his second name and his brother had Giles for his second name Marall and Giles were the sirnames of his grandparents.
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« Reply #334 on: Thursday 16 January 20 18:11 GMT (UK) »
I was thinking that's all it took to conceive.  ::)
On a serious note, is Onesimus a variation on Onesiphorous?
i would not like that name it sounds like a disease!
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Edinburgh/Aberdeen:portsea marsh,brownwhittcomb and others. to numerous to mentionweymouth frank.  Laidlaw,Brown,Dean//Charles/Hall/Slight/Johnston belgium loquet

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #335 on: Thursday 16 January 20 20:45 GMT (UK) »
One of the first  names in my wife's family line is a odd one.
They had 13 children and named the 12th  Twelvetta.


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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #336 on: Thursday 16 January 20 20:53 GMT (UK) »
I have a Philadelphia and her daughter Theodosia in my tree.


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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #337 on: Saturday 01 February 20 01:43 GMT (UK) »
My most unusual name is my gr gr grandmother, Thomason Potten, named for her father Thomas. Believe Tamsin would be a variant.  My mother always referred to her as Thomasina.
Also have Neri (male), Isaiah, Jabez, Elijah, and Trayton as direct ancestors.

Iíve always liked one of my kidsí ancestorsí name - born in New Hampshire in 1818 and given the name Sophronia Stickney Peabody.


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« Reply #338 on: Saturday 01 February 20 03:15 GMT (UK) »
Admonition Drew baptized 9 October 1768 Stoke Damerel, Devon.

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« Reply #339 on: Saturday 01 February 20 15:06 GMT (UK) »
I have a Philadelphia and her daughter Theodosia in my tree.

No Theodosia's but I have a few Philadelphia's in my tree, all in Sussex. Seemed to be a more common forename in Sussex.
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LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
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 #340 on: Saturday 01 February 20 15:19 GMT (UK) »
I have a Philadelphia and her daughter Theodosia in my tree.

No Theodosia's but I have a few Philadelphia's in my tree, all in Sussex. Seemed to be a more common forename in Sussex.

I also have a few Philadelphias in my tree, all in Sussex.
A distant cousin in the 1800s, was named Ansley, think this is rather pretty, but not sure of the exact pronunciation, long a or short?  She had lots of siblings including a Tamar.  Sussex folk.
Also have a Shelomith born ca 1830, Sussex again.

My Sussex people have more interesting names than my Lancs or Yorks families. I do have a Lord and Squire Tattersall in Burnley. 

I saw a Norman Conquest in the FreeBMD. He must have been teased!

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #341 on: Saturday 01 February 20 19:29 GMT (UK) »
Not mine but found these Bennison children whilst looking for some of my connections, all Whitby registrations and MMN Lawson.

Christianna Lidvina 1890
Linus Otto Wenceslaus 1896
Vitus Callibar 1897
Willibald Gualbert 1899
Zeta Winifreda 1901
Philippa Aileen Elvire 1902

In 1911 the family are at Egton Bridge.  William Bennison is a gamekeeper.  Mary Bennison had had 12 children, 11 living at time of census.