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Old 04-07-2012, 10:26 PM
 
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
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My paternal grandmother, 5 generations back, was Bashannon "Basha" Baldridge from County Cork, Ireland.

Anybody else ever heard of that first name?
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:55 AM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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New one for me.

While looking through the 1940 census the other day I saw a man with the first name of Greenberry. I suppose that's better than Dingleberry.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:44 AM
 
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New one for me.

While looking through the 1940 census the other day I saw a man with the first name of Greenberry. I suppose that's better than Dingleberry.
Honey, anything is better than Dingleberry.

Other than Basha, the most unusual name in my dad's side is his brother "Brownie".

As a matter of fact, their hometown is somewhat near Memphis, they all come from Tiptonville.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:03 PM
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Tiption county is north of Shelby county.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:05 AM
 
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Tiption county is north of Shelby county.
Thanks. I've never ventured to Tn. I have no idea of the lay of the land around there.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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Unetti. I did a search and Unetti could be an Italian surname but here it's a female first name.

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Old 04-26-2012, 10:34 PM
 
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Charity Bell, Pleasant, Hartel, Ursel.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:48 PM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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I have a g grandmother named Euphemia. I guess everyone called her 'feem'. Fortunately her name didn't get repeated much. But apparently my other g grandmothers name, which I've always heard was Laura was actually Larrisa. Never head of that one. She went by Laura and that is what my mom was named.
One of the girls I went to school with is named Laryssa. I always thought it was pretty, but not too unusual.

Oh, I found a few more weird ones BTW.

Hildegaire, Hildibert, Theodon, Donalda, Sidgrada, Ermengarde, Dorcas, Parmelia, Bethoc, Obediah, and the middle name of Plantagenet keeps coming up, and that's really weird.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I have an ancestor named Elmus, who I guess was sometimes called Elmer.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Florida
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Euphemia is a Scottish name. I think the nickname is "Effie". I've come across a few documents that call her that.
Euphemia is of Greek origin. I've never met any Euphemias with that spelling, but I knew a Hispanic Eufemia.
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