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tempest? what does that mean?
« on: Sunday 25 October 20 09:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Im not sure what this means, Thomas married "unknown" and produced an issue "tempest" , was Tempest an actual name or a word used to describe an illegitimate or unrecognised member of the family?

I can find no record of Tempest being used as a christian name, we are talking late 15th/early 16th century.

Derbys - Hill, Atkins, Kirkland, Hutchinson, Hallam, Rose, Houseley, Astle.
Lancashire - Shaw, Greenwood, Fowler, Yates
Gloucester - Nethercott, Flight,
Suffolk - Easey, Stannard, Meadows, Mann, Turner, Juby
Warwicks - Atkins, Sumner, Mower, Howe.
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Re: tempest? what does that mean?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 25 October 20 09:36 GMT (UK) »
I would think it a name.
Ancestry - England, Select births and Christenings shows  7 Tempests Born 1600 +/- 10 years.
There are more if you move forward 100 years.
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Re: tempest? what does that mean?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 25 October 20 09:38 GMT (UK) »
A quick Google search turns up:

Tempest
Feminine name
usage - rare.

https://www.behindthename.com/name/tempest
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: tempest? what does that mean?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 25 October 20 09:41 GMT (UK) »
The ones I refer to are male.

Family Search shows several Tempests too.  :)
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Re: tempest? what does that mean?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 25 October 20 09:45 GMT (UK) »
Yes, It's a forename as well as a surname.  Possibly a child named for an ancestor.  I have two in one of my family trees.

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Re: tempest? what does that mean?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 25 October 20 10:00 GMT (UK) »
The ones I refer to are male.

Family Search shows several Tempests too.  :)

I didnt find any on Family Search, but i had a location of Lancashire.
Derbys - Hill, Atkins, Kirkland, Hutchinson, Hallam, Rose, Houseley, Astle.
Lancashire - Shaw, Greenwood, Fowler, Yates
Gloucester - Nethercott, Flight,
Suffolk - Easey, Stannard, Meadows, Mann, Turner, Juby
Warwicks - Atkins, Sumner, Mower, Howe.
Staffs - Finney, Kent, Corden, Chatterton

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Re: tempest? what does that mean?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 25 October 20 10:00 GMT (UK) »
Thank you everyone, thats clarified that.
Derbys - Hill, Atkins, Kirkland, Hutchinson, Hallam, Rose, Houseley, Astle.
Lancashire - Shaw, Greenwood, Fowler, Yates
Gloucester - Nethercott, Flight,
Suffolk - Easey, Stannard, Meadows, Mann, Turner, Juby
Warwicks - Atkins, Sumner, Mower, Howe.
Staffs - Finney, Kent, Corden, Chatterton

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Re: tempest? what does that mean?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 25 October 20 10:11 GMT (UK) »
The two children in my tree were born in South Africa, but their grandmother Ann Tempest came from Yorkshire.  Ann's husband was a Wesleyan Missionary, again from Yorkshire, who went out to SA in 1819.

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Re: tempest? what does that mean?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 25 October 20 12:43 GMT (UK) »
  BumbleB - your people who went to South Africa; did they end up in Natal? My S. African daughter in law has 2 lines of Yorkshire ancestry. It seems there was a lot of emigration from there?
Pay, Kent
Codham/Coltham, Kent
Kent, Felton, Essex
Staples, Wiltshire