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Offline Forfarian

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Re: DerbyDarby
« Reply #9 on: Monday 18 May 20 15:21 BST (UK) »
Might the lack of records re his deceased father Johnstone and mother Janet be because they never came to Scotland with Edward and Thomas.
Very likely.

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How common would Johnstone be as a forename? I have not seen it before, but it seems quite clearly written on the death record.
Not at all common.
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Re: DerbyDarby
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 19 May 20 09:14 BST (UK) »
New topic-
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=831238.new#new

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Johnston isn't actually an uncommon first or middle name in Ireland. Surnames were often used this way- sometimes the name was mother or grandmother's maiden name, other times might be from minister, doctor, schoolteacher, landlord, etc.
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Re: DerbyDarby
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 19 May 20 09:28 BST (UK) »
As Aghadowey says, Johnston(e) would be quite a common forename in Ireland, especially in the counties of Ulster. There were 608 in the 1901 Irish census.
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