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  1. Nelli

    Nelli Active Member

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    Do any of you have any names on your family tree that really make you go 'what were you thinking fam?' I thought Lancelot Dowbiggin was a good one, the child that was called Alpen, well, I guess naming your kids after breakfast cereals yet to be invented is ok but the one that really got me.....................Fanny Newlove...........from Wetwang.

    Having lowered the tone I shall now depart ;)
     
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    Doug Administrator. The Main Man. Staff Member

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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Mine aren't too bad, although some have been the victims of some pretty low-handed mis-transcriptions on Ancestry.
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    I don't think I have any of that sort of names but I have just come across two Fryatt families who both named a daughter Jane on the same day and in the same parish.

    The problem of which Jane Fryatt married my ancestor William Smith is now solved, thanks to some help but at one stage I thought Ill never sort this problem out.
     
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  5. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Miss Newlove would soon be changing her name if she emigrated to Oz...
     
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    What about Theadosia Cocksworth? Her Christian name is spelt many different ways on ancestry
     
  7. Nelli

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    I imagine for new folk to this game, the disconcerting habit of giving children the same name, particularly when one died, and sometimes even if they didn't, gives pause for thought.

    Oh and four generations of Robert Stablers. Do show some imagination, dear family. Can you imagine the convo? "What shall we call this one or need I even ask"...
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    I have 4 generations of Frederick before we get back to an Edward - two of them were Frederick George.

    My grandfather was one of 3 children - Frederick, Alice and Harry. His father was one of 3 children. Yup, you guessed it: Frederick, Alice and Harry. :confused:
     
  9. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Not one of mine, but I found this whilst looking for someone else
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    I hope she didn't - or perhaps they wanted a son:nailbiting:
     
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    This is true,but if you think rude, please take down.
    Years ago a neighbour Miss Inch was speaking to my mother about her (Miss Inch's)marriage to a Mr Cock.
    Laughing,the lady said to my mother what on earth are people going to say.
     
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    I have been reduced to trawling through birth/baptism records by surname to find my annoying g g grandmother - just in case I spot a possible (it ain't ever going to happen)
    Her surname is Organ - there are a lot of births registered as Female Organ.
    A bit of an unfortunate surname when you haven't chosen your child's name at the time of registration!
     
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    Try to be optimistic, you never know ...
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Marginally better than ‘male’ I guess
     
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    gillyflower Always caring about others

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    Nothing in particular. I seem to have an inordinate amount of John, Edward, William & Isabella. a definite lack of imagination! and lots of weird transcriptions too usually from - well need I say more? you know. :eek::)
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    How about Margaret Puddingfat baptised 17 Mar 1682 at Chelmsford, Essex, the daughter of Thomas and Margaret.

    And Calbonus Foward buried Oct 1766 at Leigh, Essex, parents Michol & Ann.

    Neither are related to my lot , I just happened to notice them whilst researching.
     
  18. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Where on Earth would ‘Puddingfat’ originate?:D
    Curiosity got the better of me and it may have morphed from ‘Puddephatt’.
    Heaven help the poor kid who was a bit overweight and was stuck with that surname.
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    I went to school with Puddifoots - I guess a derivation, and the Leader of Hillingdon Council has the surname Puddifoot (same family).
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    So the surname survives! :)
     
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