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Abode 'Omar', anyone know where it is?
« on: Tuesday 09 June 20 22:18 BST (UK) »
Currently looking at a baptismal record from 1828 from the parish of Stirchley, just outside of Telford. The family's abode is given as 'Omar' (see attached image). I may have misread the first letter, but I'm fairly sure I have it right.

I can't find any reference to any place of that name in the nearby area. Do any local Rootschatters have any idea where this place may be? Skipping through the surrounding pages, I've yet to find another family listed in the same location.

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Re: Abode 'Omar', anyone know where it is?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 09 June 20 22:46 BST (UK) »
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Re: Abode 'Omar', anyone know where it is?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 09 June 20 23:09 BST (UK) »
I had spotted Holmer lake and wondered if it was an older form of the name - I tend to imagine those kind of name-shifts as being more ancient, but maybe not!  ;D

The fact that even in some of the records listed can't agree on 'Holmer' and 'Homer' makes me think there may be something to the idea. I wonder if dropped aiches were common in that part of Shropshire.

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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 09 June 20 23:11 BST (UK) »
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I wonder if dropped aiches were common in that part of Shropshire.

I think they were. I came from the other side of the Welsh border and went to Shrewsbury often.

However, Homer and Holmer are often  pronounced Omer  (or Omar}

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Re: Abode 'Omar', anyone know where it is?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 10 June 20 01:47 BST (UK) »
I think I was adding it at the same time you were posting Gadget. Although that very fist link I posted had it in  :)
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