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Offline Erato

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Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #576 on: Tuesday 02 April 19 16:35 BST (UK) »
Great, now I know what to do and I'm going to go check my unlabeled box right now.  Really, though, someone ought to edit that section of the help page.  As it is, it is unhelpful to the max.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #577 on: Tuesday 02 April 19 23:25 BST (UK) »
I'm glad it has been solved for you, Erato.
I don't like the email notifications either, and have unchecked the box. However I still have the "unnotify" button on the threads I've replied to.  ???
Back on the original topic, I have the name Sharpclift, which while not sounding unusual, has virtually no hits anywhere in searches. I have wondered if the name has died out, as some do.
I am Australian, from all the lands I come (my ancestors, at least!)

Pine/Pyne, Dowdeswell, Kempster, Sando/Sandoe/Sandow, Nancarrow, Carrington, Hounslow, Youatt, Richardson, Jarmyn, Oxlade, Coad, Bentham, Holloway, Lindner, Pittaway, and too many others to name.
Devon, Dorset, Gloucs, Cornwall, Yorks, Bucks, Oxfordshire, Wilts, Germany, Sweden, and of course London, to name a few.

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Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #578 on: Tuesday 16 April 19 04:29 BST (UK) »
Not my own but found while looking for a death of James Gordon 1855 (Scotland)...

Mother's Maiden Surname is...HERREYGERREY!!!

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

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

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

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Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #579 on: Tuesday 16 April 19 04:36 BST (UK) »
I seem to have unknown generations of Italian ancestors by the name of Ditto. They come from a village of the same name.

 ;D Martin, can you elaborate please?

I've thought about the reason but not sure I'm correct...I'm intrigued.

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

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

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"

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Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #580 on: Tuesday 16 April 19 04:43 BST (UK) »
Well, I can now report that the check box did not work.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #581 on: Tuesday 16 April 19 05:22 BST (UK) »
Well, I can now report that the check box did not work.

I think you should try this button now...Report to moderator with an explanation?

I don't have email notifications but I see the 'Unnotify' button on all topics, well at least the ones I've read since reading your dilemma.

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

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

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"

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Re: What's the oddest name you've found?
« Reply #582 on: Tuesday 16 April 19 13:28 BST (UK) »
Or you could read my reply #568.

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