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Offline Dyingout

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Re: 'Jeep' as a nickname
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 26 October 19 08:07 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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But the word jeep was not used for the G.P.W vehicle (dependant on which of the three stories you believe ) did not start being used until 1941
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Re: 'Jeep' as a nickname
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 26 October 19 12:09 BST (UK) »
My cousin's middle name is Jeep (chosen by her Danish father after the vehicle) but her grandmother pronounced it as 'Yeep.' Her father's nickname in the family was Eep (from a story about 3 boys called Bjorg, Palle & Eep).

Could it be a nickname for someone with the initials J.P.?
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Re: 'Jeep' as a nickname
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 26 October 19 14:23 BST (UK) »
If it's a 'nickname', I've never understood people who use such in family trees unless in brackets accompanied by their birth name.

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Re: 'Jeep' as a nickname
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 26 October 19 15:07 BST (UK) »
If it's a 'nickname', I've never understood people who use such in family trees unless in brackets accompanied by their birth name.
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Quite often even close relatives only know a person by their nickname and may not realise the name on birth certificate, etc. is actually something else.
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Re: 'Jeep' as a nickname
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 26 October 19 22:00 BST (UK) »
Quite often even close relatives only know a person by their nickname and may not realise the name on birth certificate, etc. is actually something else.

I agree - throw in uncertain parentage, parental alienation or even early death of a parent, and all you have to go on is what someone from the other side of the family remembers about the grandparent you never met.

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Re: 'Jeep' as a nickname
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 26 October 19 22:39 BST (UK) »
Have you contacted the person who has “Jeep” in their tree to ask if they know any more about him?

Is he known as “Jeep” on any official documents, or is that a name that family used for him?

What name does he give on his marriage certificate?

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Re: 'Jeep' as a nickname
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 26 October 19 22:54 BST (UK) »
As I replied above, there is just a name on a tree and I have contacted the tree owner.

I am not trying to be difficult, but there really isn't any more information at this time.

Based on Sean's suggestion I will explore the possibility of Jeep as a nickname for someone named Eugene growing up in the 1930s to see where that takes me. 

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Re: 'Jeep' as a nickname
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 26 October 19 22:58 BST (UK) »
Could it be a nickname for someone with the initials J.P.?

Thanks, that's another really good option to explore.

It also could be a corruption rather than a nickname.

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Re: 'Jeep' as a nickname
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 27 October 19 04:21 GMT (UK) »
...or even G P soundex Jee(p)?

Anything worth consideration.

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Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

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Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

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