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Silly named ancestors

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Helen

Helen Report 25 Sep 2003 15:55

There's a Fanny Nickless on the Dawley 1851 Census, her brother's called Richard..... Willie Fowle is also on there.

Janet

Janet Report 25 Sep 2003 16:12

Georgina What is classed as incredibly unusual? As a transcriber for FreeBMD, I never cease to be amazed at some of the names I see. An ancester - a male - on my husband's side had the name Flower - which I always thought was unusual for a man. But it's not - I've transcribed quite a few of them! I have a great grandmother named Hephzibar Hopkins on my mother's side, and my grandfather on my father's side was named Henry Alfred Garibaldi Bradshaw Frasi. Now THAT I would call unique! What say you? Janet

Derek

Derek Report 25 Sep 2003 16:19

It has not been cheap, but I married a Freelove, I had a shipmate long ago, who always introduced himself with surname first, his name, John Thomas Short. Then for army types, god help a bloke joining the Royal artillery with the name, Rea or Rhea or Rear. Whoever started this thread should receive a bonus, nudge, Derek

Rosalind in Madeira

Rosalind in Madeira Report 25 Sep 2003 16:22

Georgina, I also have a Triphenia in my family. I have also seen the name Appolonia in some parish registers. But by far the most unusual is Milchesedeck Tracy, found in the PR's in Chipping Campden. Ros

Carol

Carol Report 25 Sep 2003 16:56

My granfather`s name is Ball, and whilst looking on the 1901 census, I found a head of family named Golden Ball If you dont believe me, RG13 4230 15 21 140 Golden Ball Relation to Head of Family Condition as to Marriage Age Last Birthday Sex Head M 36 M Profession or Occupation Employment Status Where Born Blacksmith Worker Lincolnshire Brigg

Carol

Carol Report 25 Sep 2003 16:56

My granfather`s name is Ball, and whilst looking on the 1901 census, I found a head of family named Golden Ball If you dont believe me, RG13 4230 15 21 140 Golden Ball Relation to Head of Family Condition as to Marriage Age Last Birthday Sex Head M 36 M Profession or Occupation Employment Status Where Born Blacksmith Worker Lincolnshire Brigg

Paula

Paula Report 25 Sep 2003 18:12

I just had to post this one: I've been looking through freebmd for my g.grandfathers marriage and come across this marriage for a Henry Housden of the Dec quarter 1890 in Caxton and there was a marriage for a Fanny Jiggles!! I am still laughing! Paula

Teresa

Teresa Report 25 Sep 2003 18:26

Hi, i am enjoying these names. Unusual names in my family include the christian names - Heffer! Handover! and Ephriam! Look forward to hearing more unusual names. Teresa.

Georgina

Georgina Report 25 Sep 2003 18:31

Think I've started a phenomenom (spelling) ! Anyone found an ancestor with a stupidly long list of names?

Unknown

Unknown Report 25 Sep 2003 18:35

Ive got a Herbert George Golden Jubilee Smith

47551

47551 Report 25 Sep 2003 18:42

As a FreeBMD transcriber, I have come across some really wonderful names but I think the saddest was a birth with the Christian name "Farewell". i wonder, was the baby that ugly that the parents waved goodbye?

BobClayton

BobClayton Report 25 Sep 2003 18:49

Not an ancester, but in Kippax cemetary there is a Bean Snowball

Twinkle

Twinkle Report 25 Sep 2003 19:54

My mother worked with a person named Theresa Green (say it quickly) and I once came across a Joseph Joseph -why?? Could the parents really think of no other name?

Jacqui

Jacqui Report 25 Sep 2003 20:29

I have tried and I've tried and I cannot find one: - POLLY PARROTT - there must be one somewhere!!! Any thoughts? Shold I look for a CAGE? Jacqui

Jacqui

Jacqui Report 25 Sep 2003 21:18

Just remembered another one - one knew a man called RonDYER, who, when he answered the phone in his office said "DYER HERE" Honestly! Jacqui

Rosalind in Madeira

Rosalind in Madeira Report 25 Sep 2003 21:22

Kathryn, I have several James Jameses in my family, and there is a William Williams on this site. Ros

Annie

Annie Report 26 Sep 2003 00:11

I was in school with a girl called Teresa Green. Also someone called Dallas Curtain (she was really nice and so was Teresa) - people said she was looking 'drawn' and she should 'pull herself together'........ Oh and my mother (when we lived in Stanstead) was a member of the Ugley Women's Institute My dad had a teacher named WC Bates known as ... don't pre-empt me now .... BOGGY (hah!) A

MLadyX

MLadyX Report 26 Sep 2003 09:50

My father had cousins by the name of 'Orange'. They seem quite common too. (like the Lemons)

MLadyX

MLadyX Report 26 Sep 2003 10:01

My hubby's uncle is Tommy Thomson. (not just a nick-name)

Zoe

Zoe Report 26 Sep 2003 11:35

Whilst researching my family found someone actually named their child Napoleon Bonaparte Solomon!!! This was back in mid 1800's. Someone else added message that Ephraim was odd name but actually very common back in the day! Def had a laugh reading all these names but reality is someone has to live with that please please think before you name your child something bizarre, saying that my cousin just named child Levi! Why oh Why.