Old Names - ancestors

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Registered: 10-05-2006
Old Names - ancestors
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Fri, 09-10-2010 - 2:05am

I have a free trial at ancestory.com and I found some funny names in my family history. Most of the names were English or Scottish ancestors.

First Names:
Lowdie
Loveday (this cracks me up)
Johnson
Aribella (I think a variation of this is coming back)
Digory (He was born in 1601)
Honor
Joachim
Valentine
Xpian
Jacquetta
Humphrey (born in 1481) Way before Humphrey Bogart. :)
Asneath

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Registered: 08-10-1999
Fri, 09-10-2010 - 11:40pm

LOL... Yep, we've had:



Boatman,



Salmon,



Solomon



Patience,



Prudence,



Agnes



Eola



Fanny,



Cyrus



About a gazillion Isaacs



Ezekial



and my personal favorite:



HOBART. Yes... HOBART!!! (My poor uncle's middle name is Hobart)



 


 


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Registered: 03-19-2007
Sat, 09-11-2010 - 12:26pm

I was able to follow my grampas side back to 1760 Bohemia. Most of the names are normal like Martin, Joseph, and John.

Some of the weird ones are

Wenzel

Frantisek

Wencel

Rosema

Marlow

Sigrid

Petronila

Frantiska

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Registered: 07-09-2010
Sat, 09-11-2010 - 9:31pm

I think these are great! I love the older names for some reason, but not the silly ones. Some names I really like are older, but Dh doesnt go for them :(

I love Aribella though! Am I weird? I am going to write it down i like it that much :)

And for weird names, well i dont know anyone other than my parents and uncles. I never had grandparents around so i doubt i could figure out more than their first name... But my uncles middle names are these:

Wendel
Malvern
Ulyses
Aristotle (NO JOKE!)

So I know my grandma on that side was smoking something interesting! :)

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Registered: 10-05-2006
Sun, 09-12-2010 - 1:10pm
Hobart is funny but you gotta love Boatman. :)
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Registered: 12-08-2009
Sun, 09-12-2010 - 1:31pm
Wow, some of those names are really out there.
I think Aribella is kind of cool though.
I have a book that my grandfather made of our family's history, dating back to the late 1500s/early 1600s but I have never actually read the whole entire thing.... is that bad of me?!
DHs grandpa also did a similar genealogy for his side of the family. I know that some of them have bizarre names. Everytime someone new is born or married into the family, his gpa says "You know, we have a relative with that name. He was born way back in the Old Country, in 1756..." No offense, but it makes the history a little less interesting when he is harping on it all the time.


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Registered: 03-19-2007
Sun, 09-12-2010 - 2:15pm
On a side note~ DHs grampa, still alive, and his Gramma, deceased, was able to follow his genealogy back and found out he is like the 8th cousin of Benjamin Franklin. Not sure if it was DH or his Grampa that was but I thought it was pretty cool. I keep asking DH to get the genealogy from his Grampa but he keeps procrastinating!
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Registered: 05-11-2010
Sun, 09-12-2010 - 2:28pm
I can't remember many of the more odd names in our family. One that will always stick with me, though, is Appleina. The name makes me feel like swigging a glass of ice cold apple cider or taking a huge bite out of a Macintosh. ;-)