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Re: Unfortunate Surnames
« Reply #27 on: Saturday 05 November 11 23:40 GMT (UK) »
I once worked with a so named person many years ago. Strangely the entire office found him a bit odd, so possibly there was something ancestral about his name.

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Re: Unfortunate Surnames
« Reply #28 on: Sunday 06 November 11 16:09 GMT (UK) »
I did some look-ups for a lady a week or two ago, which resulted in finding a man with the wonderful name --- John Twopenny Fright.
He came from Kent and looking at the area on Family Search showed a large number of people with that surname.

It must have been a "Fright full" place to live ;D ;D ;D    SORRY
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Re: Unfortunate Surnames
« Reply #29 on: Saturday 19 November 11 21:00 GMT (UK) »
Not strictly on subject - but thought I would share anyway! [sorry]  A solictor in Nottingham who is/was called Edward [Teddy] Bear and his brother who is called Rupert!!!

The humour of their parents never ceased to amaze me - and their humour for keeping their names!!
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Re: Unfortunate Surnames
« Reply #30 on: Saturday 19 November 11 23:45 GMT (UK) »
If you'll pardon the expression - my paternal grandmother was a Dick

Thank goodness it wasn't my grandfather's surname
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« Reply #31 on: Sunday 20 November 11 18:55 GMT (UK) »
I knew a man now deceased who was named Richard Willey; and also another named Hugh Dick (think about it)
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« Reply #32 on: Tuesday 29 November 11 17:35 GMT (UK) »
Best I've heard of: Ivor Butt-Payne!! ;)
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Re: Unfortunate Surnames
« Reply #33 on: Tuesday 29 November 11 18:47 GMT (UK) »
How about Ivor Wetton, Minnie Minor or Isaac Hunt - all real people.

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« Reply #34 on: Tuesday 29 November 11 19:13 GMT (UK) »
Not heard of this Ivor; know of the surname minor, and know of both Isaac and his brother Mike, again, both genuine. Some people lead very sheltered lives!
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« Reply #35 on: Tuesday 29 November 11 19:26 GMT (UK) »
I had to laugh when I was looking up a friends family tree and came across a marriage in the Rotherham district in 1871 of Fanny Roebuck to Alfred Smelt what a name Fanny Smelt.
Even my friend and Husband laughed at the print out.
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