Author Topic: Unusual first name  (Read 940 times)

Offline sherrbert

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 53
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Unusual first name
« Reply #9 on: Monday 11 October 21 12:10 BST (UK) »
Thanks John, for your change of name theory. I've worked from that angle before but I will have another go  ;)

Offline rosie99

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 37,877
  • ALFIE 2009 - 2021 (Rosbercon Sky's the Limit)
    • View Profile
Re: Unusual first name
« Reply #10 on: Monday 11 October 21 14:53 BST (UK) »
I did a general search for first names El*ch on FindMyPast and there were a few variations of a first name similar to Eletch.  No luck with the surname Burton though
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Offline sherrbert

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 53
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Unusual first name
« Reply #11 on: Monday 11 October 21 17:50 BST (UK) »
Thanks Rosie. Eletch must be short for 'Elusive' lol :)


Offline rosie99

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 37,877
  • ALFIE 2009 - 2021 (Rosbercon Sky's the Limit)
    • View Profile
Re: Unusual first name
« Reply #12 on: Monday 11 October 21 17:52 BST (UK) »
Thanks Rosie. Eletch must be short for 'Elusive' lol :)

She certainly is  ;D   ;D

More concerning is that she is not with her parents in early census
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Offline Hillhurst

  • RootsChat Senior
  • ****
  • Posts: 273
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Unusual first name
« Reply #13 on: Monday 11 October 21 18:07 BST (UK) »
As regards 1851 census, perhaps she was in an institution as a patient, etc? Maybe listed with her initials only? Just a thought...

Offline rosie99

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 37,877
  • ALFIE 2009 - 2021 (Rosbercon Sky's the Limit)
    • View Profile
Re: Unusual first name
« Reply #14 on: Monday 11 October 21 18:11 BST (UK) »
As regards 1851 census, perhaps she was in an institution as a patient, etc? Maybe listed with her initials only? Just a thought...

I looked at those listed with initials the yesterday but could not see anything conclusive.  Maybe a second pair of eyes will have more luck
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Offline Hillhurst

  • RootsChat Senior
  • ****
  • Posts: 273
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Unusual first name
« Reply #15 on: Monday 11 October 21 18:23 BST (UK) »
I do wonder if she was unwell and obviously somewhere else in 1851. Three of her (slightly) older siblings died within a month of each other in 1843. In fact, two of the siblings were buried on the same day (30 Sept 1843). Abode: Commercial Road.

Offline Hillhurst

  • RootsChat Senior
  • ****
  • Posts: 273
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Unusual first name
« Reply #16 on: Monday 11 October 21 18:29 BST (UK) »
William Burton was buried on 31 October 1843. Image indicates Abode was St George's Hospital.

Offline Hillhurst

  • RootsChat Senior
  • ****
  • Posts: 273
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Unusual first name
« Reply #17 on: Monday 11 October 21 19:47 BST (UK) »
Has anyone ever come across the name Eletch before or have any idea of its origin?

It's a variation of the words "alacha" "lacha" and "elatcha". An Indian lightweight, striped silk cloth (from the 17th century). Alacha was a noted item of silk goods of the East India Company. Pretty name.