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« on: Friday 09 March 12 13:10 GMT (UK) »
Years ago who did the parents name there first four children after

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Re: Family
« Reply #1 on: Friday 09 March 12 13:15 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I dont think there was a hard and fast rule, but this is one pattern:


The first son was named after the father's father
The second son after the mother's father
The third son after the father
The fourth son after the father's eldest brother

The first daughter after the mother's mother,
The second daughter after the father's mother
The third daughter after the mother
The fourth daughter after the mother's eldest sister
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« Reply #2 on: Friday 09 March 12 13:30 GMT (UK) »
That could be right but in this case the fathers father was different as found it on griffits evulation.

Fathers name Thomas                                         Mothers Catherine
His father William                                    Her father  Thomas                                                 
his mother not sure                                        Her mother Alice
his grand father Laurence                            her grand father not sure

Children first to last
John
Thomas
Laurence
Alice
Joseph
Catherine
Mary
Margaret

Thats the family


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« Reply #3 on: Friday 09 March 12 13:31 GMT (UK) »
But there is no william but the daughter Catherine her second last child was William she could have named him after her grand fater

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« Reply #4 on: Friday 09 March 12 13:35 GMT (UK) »
As grrom said, there are no rules!

People could call their children whatever they liked. Some followed this pattern, some didnt, some probably started with it, but then did their own thing after a few babies. Or some may have loosely followed it, but missed out names if they didnt like them (or didnt get on with the rellie that they were named after!)
All sorts of possibilites - so I wouldnt get to worried about it.

Even if they had decided to religiously follow the traditional naming pattern, remember some children may have died in infancy.

Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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« Reply #5 on: Friday 09 March 12 14:08 GMT (UK) »
Liz is right, a lot of my family, who I am 100% sure are correct, don't follow any particular pattern. Just as well or I could have had brothers called Eleazer and Ebenezer.
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