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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #360 on: Saturday 02 May 20 05:41 BST (UK) »
My grandmother's sister was called Miretta.

23 examples in the GRO Index 1843 - 1974.

I have no idea where my great grandmother came up with that name.

Known as Aunty Nettie.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #361 on: Saturday 02 May 20 14:08 BST (UK) »
Google might give you some clues - a character  in a 1904 book for instance.
Richard Wernham (Berkshire 18th century),
William Hissey (1805 to 1813, Hampstead Norris),
Kapirin (Siberia 19th Century),
Kitching 1850,
Mary Howse born 1806 ish,
Chris Truelove marr. John Pocock 2-7-1696, Kintbury, Berks

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #362 on: Sunday 03 May 20 11:45 BST (UK) »
In my family we had a Haddock - poor man.  ::)
Ambrose; Llandilofawr, Pennsylvania.
Grindley; Llandilofawr, Ohio, Louisiana, Washington DC.
Rees(e); Pennsylvania.
Lewis, Llandilofawr.


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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #363 on: Sunday 03 May 20 17:41 BST (UK) »
Just came across this one today...Ruhamah

From Hebrew, meaning "the one who has been spared". In the Bible, Hosea is told by God to name his daughter Lo-Ruhamah; later, God tells Hosea to call his daughter Ruhamah, because she has been spared. The name is more commonly spelled without the final "h" in English, as well as in modern Israel.

Some were 'correcting' it to Rosannah, but clearly Ruhamah is right.

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2. Ettenton / Eltenton - Guernsey 1806

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #364 on: Monday 04 May 20 13:32 BST (UK) »
I have an ancestors cousin called Melbourne Auber.

And I have one named Auckland.

No antipodean connection in that line though.
Please help me to help you by citing sources for information.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #365 on: Monday 04 May 20 13:36 BST (UK) »
I have an ancestors cousin called Melbourne Auber.

And I have one named Auckland.

No antipodean connection in that line though.

Durham connection though?
Pay, Kent. 
Barham, Kent. 
Cork(e), Kent. 
Cooley, Kent.
Barwell, Rutland/Northants/Greenwich.
Cotterill, Derbys.
Van Steenhoven/Steenhoven/Hoven, Nord Brabant/Belgium/East London.
Kesneer Belgium/East London
Burton, East London.
Barlow, East London
Wayling, East London
Wade, Greenwich/Brightlingsea, Essex.
Thorpe, Brightlingsea, Essex

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #366 on: Thursday 07 May 20 13:26 BST (UK) »
I have a Beulah (female) born 1900s although a 'marry-in'

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South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

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

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #367 on: Thursday 07 May 20 15:15 BST (UK) »
I have an ancestors cousin called Melbourne Auber.

And I have one named Auckland.

No antipodean connection in that line though.

Cannot find any with my Melbourne Auber either. Wish there was some more occurrences of such first names in Essex as I find Essex research can be very hard due to the higher frequency of the same surnames. Even with the new records on Anc and FindMyPast, there still seems to be so many people with the surnames (on top of Smith and Brown) Wood, Hurrell, Mead, Moss, Warner, Cornwell, Taylor, somuch so that when I do find a maiden name of a spouse, it is often a name I have in my Essex line somewhere else. On top of the usual bog standard first names such as John, Thomas, Mary, Ann, Elizabeth, Sarah, James. Sufolk seems to be much easier to research.

Researching:

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 #368 on: Thursday 07 May 20 16:06 BST (UK) »
I have an ancestors cousin called Melbourne Auber.

And I have one named Auckland.

No antipodean connection in that line though.



Durham connection though?

Was he a Bishop?