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Offline Seaton Smithy

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'Jeep' as a nickname
« on: Friday 25 October 19 06:37 BST (UK) »
Hi all.

Is 'Jeep' used as a nickname in Canada? 

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Re: 'Jeep' as a nickname
« Reply #1 on: Friday 25 October 19 22:06 BST (UK) »
I have never heard the word Jeep used as a nickname in Canada.   Have you found someone with that name?   People sometimes say "Jeepers" as an expression...and, of course, Jeep is a type/brand of vehicle.   

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Re: 'Jeep' as a nickname
« Reply #2 on: Friday 25 October 19 22:25 BST (UK) »
I've never heard of it either. Having said that, I have heard some very 'different' nicknames, so
I guess anything is possible.

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Re: 'Jeep' as a nickname
« Reply #3 on: Friday 25 October 19 22:53 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the replies.

I am trying to find my family connection to someone who shows her paternal grandfather as Jeep Groves with no other details, and I wondered if Jeep was short for something or a common nickname.

I have previously worked out the identity of Shorty Edwards with the help of lovely people from this forum.

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Re: 'Jeep' as a nickname
« Reply #4 on: Friday 25 October 19 23:19 BST (UK) »
Eugene the Jeep was a character in 1930's Popeye cartoons

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_the_Jeep
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Re: 'Jeep' as a nickname
« Reply #5 on: Friday 25 October 19 23:24 BST (UK) »
Thanks, Shaun - I'd forgotten that.  Potentially the right era.

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Re: 'Jeep' as a nickname
« Reply #6 on: Friday 25 October 19 23:32 BST (UK) »
Whereabouts did this person show her grandfather as “Jeep”? For example was it taken from an official record or certificate, from an online tree, or somewhere else?

Is that the only one reference to him with the name “Jeep”?

Could you contact her and ask her if she knows what his real name is?

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Re: 'Jeep' as a nickname
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 26 October 19 04:19 BST (UK) »
I am trying to find my family connection to someone who shows her paternal grandfather as Jeep Groves with no other details, and I wondered if Jeep was short for something or a common nickname.

Do you have details for his wife/children, where/when born, Country & County as a place to begin?

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Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

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Re: 'Jeep' as a nickname
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 26 October 19 07:14 BST (UK) »
Thanks, Ruskie & Rosinish

The only reference is as a name in her tree which she has online at a couple of places. It does not include any more details about him or any details of his wife.

I made contact some time ago but that was not fruitful.

Sean has given me a good clue to work with.