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Re: wow lovely unusual names
« Reply #27 on: Saturday 01 December 18 08:35 GMT (UK) »
If you really want to immerse yourself in unusual names try Russell Ash's book
"Potty Fartwell and Knob", a collection of extraordinary,but true names , of British people, all culled from official records and documents.

Here's a couple taken at random   

Pete Bog - married Eliza Young St Pancras 1812.

Walter Mellon  Born Salford Lancashire 1839

and how about....Charles Caractacus Ostorius Maximillian Gustavus Adolphus Stone baptised in Burbage,Wiltshire 29th April 1781.

and there are hundreds of others besides.
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Nurse, Musther, Smith, Julnes, Rogers, Parsons,Grieves(Greaves,Greeves),Wood,Cray,Scrine,Shellard,Greenstock,

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Re: wow lovely unusual names
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 22:46 GMT (UK) »
Iíve written about them on a previous thread, but twins Castor and Pollux Gollishoff warrant a second mention  :)
Bradbury (Sedgeley, Bilston, Warrington)
Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
Greenfield (Liverpool)
Holyland (Leic)
Pryce/Price (Welshpool, Liverpool)
Rawson (Leicester)
Upton (Desford, Leics)
Partrick (Vera and George, Leicester)
Marshall (Cheshire/Leicester)

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Re: wow lovely unusual names
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 23:42 GMT (UK) »
When researching my aunt's house in Lower Holloway I came across a former occupier in 1881 named Robert Head, who was a retired policeman but now the mortuary keeper, his wife Martha, and their son who was an undertaker, named Richard.
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Richardson, Sherman, Gillam, Hitchcock, Neighbour, Groom, Walton, Strange, Littleford, Brown, Guy, Abbs, Tasker, Bartlett, Farey, Etteridge

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Re: wow lovely unusual names
« Reply #30 on: Saturday 08 December 18 22:29 GMT (UK) »
Just reading a will where the testatrix mentions her nephew 'Parke Anicetus Honoree'.

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Re: wow lovely unusual names
« Reply #31 on: Sunday 09 December 18 00:38 GMT (UK) »
My cousin said she and her husband named their son Atholl in recognition of the historical Clan Forbes branch he belonged to.
Aberdeen: Findlay-Shirras,McCarthy
MidLothian: Mason,Telford,Darling,Cruikshanks,Bennett,Sime, Bell
Lanarks:Crum, Brown, MacKenzie,Cameron, Glen, Millar
Ross, Urray:Mackenzie
Moray: Findlay; Marshall/Marischell
Perthshire: Brown Ferguson
Wales: McCarthy, Thomas
England: Almond, Askin, Dodson, Harrison, Maw, McCarthy, Munford, Pye, Shearing, Smith, Smythe, Speight, Strike, Wallis/Wallace, Ward, Wells
Germany: Flamme,Ehlers, Bielstein, Germer, Mohlm, Reupke

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Re: wow lovely unusual names
« Reply #32 on: Sunday 09 December 18 14:28 GMT (UK) »
If you really want to immerse yourself in unusual names try Russell Ash's book
"Potty Fartwell and Knob", a collection of extraordinary,but true names , of British people, all culled from official records and documents.

Here's a couple taken at random   

Pete Bog - married Eliza Young St Pancras 1812.


I noticed several men called Peat Bog and many others with Bog as surname in a transcription of Irish Tithe Applotments.  ;D  Confusion over columns of people's names and columns describing their land-holdings.

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Re: wow lovely unusual names
« Reply #33 on: Sunday 09 December 18 16:42 GMT (UK) »
I know a lady whose maiden name was Willey, she is a lifelong family friend. Bet she got some stick at school for her surname.  ;D

Researching:

LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: wow lovely unusual names
« Reply #34 on: Sunday 09 December 18 22:08 GMT (UK) »
Had I known the maiden name of my G G Grandmother I would have used it for one of my sonís names.
Cordley ,now I know it was used in each generation especially by the family members who emigrated to Australia in the 1850ís  gold rush at Sofala and
Bathurst. She was their mother and would never see her sons again or know her grandchildren.
She died alone in Lincolnshire six sons went ,two died and her daughters moved to where their husbands came from.
My G Grandma was her youngest.
I have sen photographs of graves and Cordley is a common second name.
It has a certain ring to it.
John Cordley Cole.
Viktoria