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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 26 October 04 13:13 BST (UK) »
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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 27 October 04 04:49 BST (UK) »
My cousin really named her dau. Belle Lee.  Poor thing wanted to change it to Elizabeth.  Belle was from the grandmother but no idea why the Lee!.
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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 27 October 04 05:35 BST (UK) »

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

Could "Husofut" possibly be a corruption or abbreviation of "Jehosaphat"?

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« Reply #30 on: Monday 06 December 04 21:52 GMT (UK) »
I have two great aunts called Flantan Horne and Fulantua Horne - both died in infancy in the late 1800's - no idea where they got these names from as their other children were normally named, Frederick, Daniel etc.

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #31 on: Monday 06 December 04 22:06 GMT (UK) »
I have a Zankey Pilch!
But on my mothers side, her great uncles wife was called  kierenhappuck Hillman!!!!
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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #32 on: Tuesday 07 December 04 11:24 GMT (UK) »
One I have come across is Eusebius, a Biblical name.

A publican in Dereham was called Maha Tuck but his full name was Mahershalalhashbaz, the story goes that his father wanted to call him Uz, the shortest name in the Bible but the Vicar refused.  So, dad called him the longest name instead.

One of my own ancestors was called Aminta but known as Minty.

Another was called Owner, after a famous local Politician and others in the family were called Miles after another politician.


Names are great, they sometimes give an insight into our ancestor's inner most thoughts.

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #33 on: Tuesday 07 December 04 15:33 GMT (UK) »
Wesson the christian name of my G.Grandfather.that name was carried on throughout the Jones family. I have never seen another Wesson anywhere exept the odd one in Wales. So if you are a Jones and have a Wesson in the family. You jus gotta be connected ;D

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #34 on: Tuesday 07 December 04 17:19 GMT (UK) »
My best mates' Great Grandfather (I think?) was named Whitbread. Apparantly, he came to an untimely death as a result of an accident.

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HILL/BURKE/BELCHER/BIGNELL/COX/BLAKE/YELDHAM in London
HOPKINS/HART/MATTHEWS/MUNSON in Devon
FEREDAY in Staffordshire
MUSCUTT/ELSBY/BRIDGENS/BURKE/BELL/ADAMS/RAINBOW in Stoke-on-Trent
BURKE/O’CALLAGHAN/CONNOLLY/FITZPATRICK in Ireland
HOPKINS/DOWDING/TROWBRIDGE in Shaftesbury
YELDHAM/RAVEN/MUNSON/BIGNELL in Essex
BLAKE/CHANDLER in Suffolk

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Re: What is your most uncommon name?
« Reply #35 on: Saturday 11 December 04 00:46 GMT (UK) »

I also came across a chap recently looking for his gt gt grandma Faith Hope Charity Smith- a romany.
Needless to say I only found her listed as such once.
By the time she was a teenager she was just plain Faith.


I'm doing some indexing at Medway Register Office and found one little girl born in the workhouse who was named Faith Hope.  I guess her unmarried mother thought she'd had enough charity.

In my own family the most unusual surname is CUPHIS

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Bowles - Kent (weald)
Roots/Rootes - Kent
Munn - Kent
Lovel/Lovell - Kent & Middlesex
Holdaway - Kent
Cuphis - Kent
Christopher/Cristofer - Kent
Couchman - Kent
Fairall/Fairhall - Kent
Read/Reed - Kent
Young - Kent
Rumbold - Hants
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Scragg - Middlesex
Leather - Middlesex
Escott - Somerset
Turvey - Worcs
Wheeler - Worcs
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