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Offline Ouse who

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Spanish link with Rosina?
« on: Monday 03 December 18 20:59 GMT (UK) »
Wishful thinking perhaps, but would the use of Rosina as a Christian name in a Devonshire family 1879 give credence to a great-grandmotherís claim that there was Spanish blood in the family?

FamilySearch suggest that the name was actually quite common, but some websites say that the name has Italian or Spanish roots.

Jessie Rosina Taylor May was the eldest daughter of Edwin May and Jessie Blunt.

Edwin May's ancestors seem to be Paignton folk going back several generations, but no exotic surnames!

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Bedfordshire: Brightman, Bowler, Hutchings, Islip, Johnson, Kidman,  Maynard, Pugh, Purser, Sharman, Thickpenny, Underwood, Young.
Devon: Banston, Blunt, Fisher, May, Parnell, Palmer, Rundle, Saunders.

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Re: Spanish link with Rosina?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 03 December 18 21:05 GMT (UK) »
I would think not - the name was very popular in the mid 19th century
Bumstead - London, Suffolk
Plant, Woolnough, Wase, Suffolk
Flexney, Godfrey, Burson, Hobby -  Oxfordshire
Street, Mitchell - Gloucestershire
Horwood, Heale Drew - Bristol
Gibbs, Gait, Noyes, Peters, Padfield, Board, York, Rogers, Horler, Heale, Emery, Clavey, Mogg, - Somerset
Fook, Snell - Devon
M(a)cDonald, Yuell, Gollan, McKenzie - Rosshire
McLennan, Mackintosh - Inverness
Williams, Jones - Angelsey & Caernarvon

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Re: Spanish link with Rosina?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 03 December 18 21:07 GMT (UK) »
I also think it unlikely to be significant, but half the fun in family history is tracing back to find out whether there is any truth in these family stories, or whether theyíre just fanciful :)
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: Spanish link with Rosina?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 08 December 18 18:19 GMT (UK) »
More likely to be Italian than Spanish: Rosina is not a common name in Spanish. Although The Barber of Seville is set in Spain it was written by an Italian. The Spanish equivalent is Rosita.
Cornish (Devon)
Bowden (Cornwall, Devon)
Kitson (Devon, not North Lancashire)
Karslake (Devon)
Duncan (Ireland)
Colclough (Ireland, not Staffordshire)
McMurtry (Ireland)