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Offline Amy K

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What is your most uncommon name?
« on: Thursday 07 October 04 19:21 BST (UK) »
Following on from the 'commonest name thread', what are the most unusual names that people have encountered?

I have twins called...

Caswallon and Gwythfyr Price


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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 07 October 04 19:46 BST (UK) »
I can't beat those two Amy, and I put these on the commonest name posting, but might as well do it again if the topic is splitting!

Mirwen/Murven/Mirwin - one person, different spelling every time I come across it!
Kezia
Jowett & Broadbent in Leeds.
Perry, Hartshorn/e & Wilkes in Birmingham & Dudley. Walker and Dabill in Sheffield & Notts.
Farrar in Darlington & Leeds.
Kidd & Taylor in Hartlepool & Teesside
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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 October 04 20:33 BST (UK) »
The only one more recent I can think of is my Great Uncle "Iori" (and no it wasnt Iorwerth just plain Iori) his brother was a Talfryn (Tall Hill)

Further back in the 1770's I have a "Husofut" this is the only record of his name he was the partner (never married) of Ursula Taylor. My Taylor line are just glad all the children took her last name!

~ The name has probably been changed over time and this is the only translation we have now. I am still unsure if this name is his Christian or Surname!  :P


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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 07 October 04 20:38 BST (UK) »
Mt GGGfather's sister was named Damaris - quite a pretty name.
Southern or Southan [Hereford , Monmouthshire & Glos], Jenkins, Meredith and Morgan [Monmouthshire and Glos.], Murrill, Damary, Damry, Ray, Lawrence [all Middx. & London], Nethway from Kenn or Yatton. Also Riley and Lyons in South Africa and Riley from St. Helena.
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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 07 October 04 20:42 BST (UK) »
Hi,

The most unusual so far is Cutting Bell

I remember my Grandma talking fondly of Uncle Cutting.  At the time I thought Cutting was his surname.  However, since researching the family tree, I found him, by the name of Cutting Bell.  I turns out he was named after the surname of his Grandmother (my Grandmother's Great Grandmother if you can follow that).

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SCOTLAND: Scotland, Morrison, Bonnella, Third,
LINCOLNSHIRE: Bell, King, Emerson, Leesing, Canty, Cutting, Fox,
GLOUCESTERSHIRE: Antill, Onslow, Crook, Jenkins,
LANCASHIRE: Hall, Mayson, Dearden,
WILTSHIRE: Sloper, King, Willis, Stockwell,
ESSEX: Stone, Webb, Smith, Hawkins, Frye,
SOMERSET: Harrison, Jones,

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 07 October 04 20:42 BST (UK) »
It's got to be dear old Humphredo Yallop! born in 1672 in Wilby Norfolk.

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 07 October 04 21:29 BST (UK) »
I have

Home [M], Sidonia[F], and Mafeking[M]

Tom G
Tree
GAUNT N Staffordshire,GAUNT Manchester.GUY,Shropshire, BARTLEY,Salford, Lancs, NEVILLE,Salford. PHILLIPS,Staffs, MAYER,Staffs,COSSAR,Berwick, E and Mid Lothian and Argyll. HIGGINS,Glasgowand Dunoon,Argyll.GALLAGHER,Argyll,IRISH,Herts.

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 07 October 04 21:39 BST (UK) »
I have a Gerhard born 1801 in Hanover.

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Ryder- Limehouse/Canning Town.
Couley- Limehouse. 
Hogben- Canning Town/Kent
Richbell- Kent.
Davies - Lancashire
Lester - Berkshire

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 07 October 04 21:42 BST (UK) »
How about Nimrod Buckett?  A Greenwich ropemaker by trade.

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Buckett, Woolton: Kent
Buckett: Hampshire and Surrey
Taylor: Wigan
Preece: Herefordshire