Baptism- parental names

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    Purely a curiosity question, found when looking for relatives.
    The child listed below has no Christian names shown for parents, but a Surname. Is this perhaps because the child was adopted or maybe the mother wasn't well enough to appear? (or similar reasons)
    The Church was St. Cleopas of Toxteth. - 'The Iron Church'

    Ernest Frith Bapt..JPG
    Iron church.JPG
     
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    Or maybe a foundling, that was taken in by whoever lived at that address.

    OK misunderstand, I see the surname is Scotland. I'll be back.

    At that address in the 1881 census is James & wife Frances A Scotland and 2 children Ernest F age 3 and Mary A age 1 both Scotland surname.
     
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    I know he's not yours but.....

    The census says he was born in Lancashire c1878 and there's no Ernest Frith Scotland on FreeBMD. But... there's an Ernest Frith Staniforth

    Births Mar 1879
    MMN Evans
    Staniforth Ernest Frith Manchester 8d 299

    From the 1901 census he appears to take the surname Staniforth, that's if I've got it right.

    An Ancestry tree has father William Frith Staniforth and mother Jane Evans, but no sources.

    There I will leave this to resume sorting out my mountain of documents to go in my tree!!!o_O:rolleyes:
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Terrific thank you @Sis , I also saw the 1881 census & tried the GRO with no luck. My curiosity grew when I saw my notes in family had a Strath-Frith but I could find no 'Frith' in them. Wrongly labelled unless the reference was to Francis Frith & photos.
    I do have a 'way out there connection' to the name Scotland via the Husband of my 1st cousin x 2 removed. One of his gt. Aunts married a Mr Scotland.

    I see Ernest Frith Staniforth married in 1901. I won't chase him through the other censuses. ;)
    Oh! I've just found the lad in the Baptism on Ancestry before I even had a chance to look, someones tree came up. Also 1891 census RG12; Piece: 2932; Folio: 37; Page: 10

    Don't know how I ended this unintentionally I've evidently been working from an older model of my Legacy 7.5 software & am finding large gaps in family which I know I had filled in. Much work ahead I see. :(
     
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    Join the club!:rolleyes:
     
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    OH's Grandmother was born 1874 and in the 1881 census she was with an Uncle and stayed with them until her marriage, same surname though. I've often wondered why as she was the first born, no judgement. The Uncle and Aunt had no other children. Did they have surrogacy on those days, maybe not officially.;)
     
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    Their marriage image is on FMP in 1874, Kegworth, leicestershire.

    Ernest was nearly 3 years old when he was baptised in 1881 (written in the margin)
     
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    So much from -I thought - an unusual name.
     
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