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What are other names for "Ellen"?
« on: Tuesday 13 October 20 00:58 BST (UK) »
What are other names for "Ellen"?  I'm trying to find an "Ellen Garth" who was born in Lancashire (probably around 1816), shows up in Montreal, Quebec, Canada when she marries Peter Cooper in 1841.  I can't find any records about "Ellen" Garth before her marriage in Montreal (either in England or in Montreal).  Interestingly, my 4x g-grandfather was a witness at her marriage and the baptism of her daughter Ann (but none of the other children).  I can't find the connection between the Ellen and George.  Maybe they're related or maybe George Garth shows up as a witness because Peter Cooper was employed at George's business.

It might help with my searching if I knew what names could be associated with "Ellen" (nicknames, short forms of names, is Ellen short for anything...).

Thanks!
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Re: What are other names for "Ellen"?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 13 October 20 01:26 BST (UK) »
It is sometimes interpreted as Helen.
Eleanor?

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Re: What are other names for "Ellen"?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 13 October 20 01:38 BST (UK) »


Maybe Nell or Nellie.
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Re: What are other names for "Ellen"?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 13 October 20 03:28 BST (UK) »
Agree with both responses and variations, a few named Ellen on our trees with one paternal grandmother known as Nellie all her long life.

My 'book' shows Ellen as a form of Eleanor, Helen. Other derivative spellings; Elen, Elenee, Eleny, Elin, Elina, Elinda, Ellan,Ellena, Ellene, Ellie, Ellin, Ellon, Ellyn, Ellynn, Ellynne, Elyn. I had red lines for spelling come up under all those other versions except for Ellie and Ellyn!

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Re: What are other names for "Ellen"?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 13 October 20 04:07 BST (UK) »
Have you ruled out this baptism:

26 Jan 1818 St Bartholomew, Colne, Lancashire
Ellen Garth - Daughter of William Garth & Ellen, cotton manufacturer of Ball Grove Mill
Baptisms 1813 - 1819, Page 245, Entry 1956


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Re: What are other names for "Ellen"?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 13 October 20 04:18 BST (UK) »
Ellen is also a name in it's own right, on my Irish/Scottish side, but in saying that I  also have Elizabeth, Nellie and Helen, known as Ellen to distinguish them from other members of the family with same first name.


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Re: What are other names for "Ellen"?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 13 October 20 07:54 BST (UK) »
My mum's best friend was Ellen, she always called her Helen!
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Re: What are other names for "Ellen"?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 13 October 20 08:20 BST (UK) »
Have you ruled out this baptism:

26 Jan 1818 St Bartholomew, Colne, Lancashire
Ellen Garth - Daughter of William Garth & Ellen, cotton manufacturer of Ball Grove Mill
Baptisms 1813 - 1819, Page 245, Entry 1956

There is a marriage July 1846, Ormskirk
Ellen Garth and Thomas Hutton.
Her father is William, Cotton Manufacturer.

1851 2197/389/36 (Ancestry has her as Watton)
shows her born Bell Grove, Colne.

*where/when was George Garth born?
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Re: What are other names for "Ellen"?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 13 October 20 09:03 BST (UK) »
My mum was Ellen, and was called Nell all the time.