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Distinctive Forenames?

Discussion in 'Wills and probate' started by Bryman, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. palfamily

    palfamily LostCousins Member

    I think a normal first name with a distinctive second name is a good solution. A lot of my ancestors have had a second name which is a family surname passed through the generations. One of my lines has a middle name Conway which I first found in 1780 and was still being used in 1920. I still haven’t found the original Conway.
     
  2. Davean

    Davean New Member

    Some 19th century people in Lacock, Wilts gave their children unusual Old Testament names, e.g. my ggg grandparents Daniel and Sarah Gray had a son Shadrach. But the prize must go to Nebuchadnezzar Grey (or Gray), 184o-1921, son of Henry and Anne. Needless to say, the Ancestry transcribers, census enumerators, and even the clergyman who baptised him had a bit of trouble with that! His brother Uriah probably caused less of a problem...
     
  3. Bob Spiers

    Bob Spiers LostCousins Star

    A heap less I guess!;)
     
  4. Davean

    Davean New Member

    Nice one!
     
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