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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #342 on: Sunday 02 February 20 15:52 GMT (UK) »
2 comments on earlier posts and 1 new one:

1) I have a Philadelphia in my tree, she was born 1811, Withyham, Sussex.  I'm told she was named after the wife of the local squire.

2) Mahershalalhashbaz was the name God told the prophet Isaiah to give to his son

3) My great x 3 grandmother, born 1783, Exton, Hampshire, was given the name Fortune
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #343 on: Sunday 02 February 20 16:11 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!

I have a Philadelphia Dinnage born 1798 in my tree, born in Horsham, Sussex. She was known as Phyllis in some records.

I even found a Catherine Eltham Coombs, birth registered in Eltham. Unusual to have a birthplace as a middle name, wish that was more common though, make our quests a bit easier.

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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 #344 on: Monday 03 February 20 09:19 GMT (UK) »
I’ve recently come across someone in the 1800s with the first name of Farewell.

-oh, I should have looked on freebmd before I posted- it seems it’s not that unusual a name! Interestingly they were nearly all in the wider Sheffield area. Given the local accent, I wonder if it might have been pronounced more like “furrell”.
Bradbury (Sedgeley, Bilston, Warrington)
Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
Greenfield (Liverpool)
Holyland (Leic)
Pryce/Price (Welshpool, Liverpool)
Rawson (Leicester)
Upton (Desford, Leics)
Partrick (Vera and George, Leicester)
Marshall (Cheshire/Leicester)


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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #345 on: Saturday 18 April 20 06:41 BST (UK) »
Has anyone any idea where Friseweda originates please I have several also called Frisses, Frissis , Friciss in the 17 and early 18th century and am curious about its meaning and origin
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #346 on: Saturday 18 April 20 15:57 BST (UK) »
Possibly a corruption of this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frithuswith
Bradbury (Sedgeley, Bilston, Warrington)
Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
Greenfield (Liverpool)
Holyland (Leic)
Pryce/Price (Welshpool, Liverpool)
Rawson (Leicester)
Upton (Desford, Leics)
Partrick (Vera and George, Leicester)
Marshall (Cheshire/Leicester)

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #347 on: Saturday 18 April 20 17:39 BST (UK) »
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« Reply #348 on: Saturday 18 April 20 19:07 BST (UK) »
Yes, Frideswide.  More about her here:

http://www.berkshirehistory.com/legends/frideswide01.html
http://www.berkshirehistory.com/legends/frideswide02.html

And here is the church dedicated to her at Frilsham
http://www.berkshirehistory.com/churches/frilsham.html

We've got one in Oxford too.....  ooh just googled, she's the patron saint of Oxford.  Who knew?

https://www.osneybenefice.org.uk/church/st-frideswides
Pay, Kent. 
Barham, Kent. 
Cork(e), Kent. 
Cooley, Kent.
Barwell, Rutland/Northants/Greenwich.
Cotterill, Derbys.
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Wayling, East London
Wade, Greenwich/Brightlingsea, Essex.
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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #349 on: Saturday 18 April 20 20:25 BST (UK) »
Corona.
She was born in 1922 and named after a rhododendron.
Link to Corona Norths obituary below.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/obituary-corona-north-1070446.html
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« Reply #350 on: Saturday 18 April 20 21:30 BST (UK) »
Yes, Frideswide.  More about her here:

http://www.berkshirehistory.com/legends/frideswide01.html
http://www.berkshirehistory.com/legends/frideswide02.html

And here is the church dedicated to her at Frilsham
http://www.berkshirehistory.com/churches/frilsham.html

We've got one in Oxford too.....  ooh just googled, she's the patron saint of Oxford.  Who knew?
https://www.osneybenefice.org.uk/church/st-frideswides

Me, I knew.  Same one. 
We learned about her in primary school because she is on a window in the parish church.
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