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Oh dear I bet he got his leg pulled more than once

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**Ann**

**Ann** Report 29 Nov 2012 21:52

Name: CARROLL, Christmas

Registration district: [?] St. Saviour Southwark County: LondonYear of registration: 1892Quarter of registration: Jan-Feb-Mar Mother's maiden name: Not available before 1911 Q3Volume no:[?]1DPage no:[?]5

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 29 Nov 2012 21:53

there's also Christmas Knight

**Ann**

**Ann** Report 29 Nov 2012 22:11

Hello Ann.......that's a good one....Christmas as a first name was very popular years ago......you just would not go there now.....I hope!

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 29 Nov 2012 23:00

a Mrs Christmas lived in my road and she called her daughter Mary :-(

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 29 Nov 2012 23:11


When searching Cambridgeshire Parish Baptisms I came across the record of a Mary Christmas. I thought it quite unusual at the time, but it seems it wasn't, after all :-)

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 29 Nov 2012 23:44

One of my rellies was born in NZ in Jun 1887 and his first name was Alexander.
His family returned to Scotland for just a couple of years before immigrating to the US.
I found that on the 1891 census in Scotland, he is entered with the first name of. "Jubilee".
I worked his dob back and found he was born the same week that Queen Vic celebrated her Golden Jubilee!

JustDinosaurJill

JustDinosaurJill Report 29 Nov 2012 23:57

According to GR there are 2,004 matches for Christmas in the 1911 Census.

1,871 1901
1,518 1891
1,611 1881
1,370 1871
990 1861
1,097 1851
946 1841

I wonder what the dip was in 1861. Trends and figures :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ That's what you get when you've been married to a statistitcian for twenty-six and a half years. :-D

Edit. Try as I might, I can't get those numbers to keep in line with the others. :-(