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Old 06-19-2014, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:14 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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I can only think of 2 female names right now, Jerusha and Indiana. I'm sure there are more, but I can't thnk of them right now.
I have an Indiana, too! Most of the names in my tree are pretty common, but a couple that jump out at me are Seneca & Phereby.
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:05 PM
 
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Well, on my dad's side I've found both Clemens and Clement on my dad's side. They were I assume father and son.Both served as burgermeisters of himmelstadt,Germany one right after the other.
My great grandfather's middle name was Melchoir,who was one of the three wisemen. Another relative was named Johannes Balthazar. I'ce found several female relatives named Apollonia.Guess she was a popular saint in the family along with Georg.
Only started family research, but i'm sure i'll find some unusual saints names in the family since they were mainly Catholics in Bavaria and Baden.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:33 PM
 
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here's some uncommon names on my mom's side of the family

celedonio
isidra
silvestre
martiniano
tiburcia
prudencio
saturnino
eleuterio
bartola
olaya
dionisio
candelaria
segundo
nabor
ursulo
narciso
jacinto
deciano
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Old 07-03-2014, 05:59 AM
 
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Some time ago my daddy declared there was a family "in the piney woods," which was his way of saying waaaay back in the woods, who had 10 or 12 children. The last one was never named, just was "Little Man," until he started school and he basically named himself. The really funny part to my daddy was this child just came up with "Bill" or something similarly very common. Daddy said if you had the opportunity to name yourself, why not something unique?
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:52 PM
 
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My most unusually named ancestor is "Sir Francis Drake"... not the famous one but a Francis Drake named after the famous one literally named "Sir Francis" (Listed as Sir Francis in his will and in census records even).
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Phyllida mother of Emma Thomson
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Old 07-03-2014, 05:41 PM
 
Location: NC
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My most unusually named ancestor is "Sir Francis Drake"... not the famous one but a Francis Drake named after the famous one literally named "Sir Francis" (Listed as Sir Francis in his will and in census records even).
LOL! what a sense of humor your family had
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:06 PM
 
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I worked with a weird guy whose father-in-law was named Bython.

I asked him if his FIL had a nick name.
He looked at me quite annoyed and said.............." Sure, Mike "
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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One of my gggrandmothers....Satsia or Satcey or Satsy (Not meant to be Patsy) I have only seen the name one other time and I can't get the poster to answer my query. Any help would be appreciated.

I haven't read all of the thread but, more than half. Most of the names I have seen in genealogy, historical readings or mythology or can tease out where they have been spelled phonetically. I had a ggggrandfather named Nimrod, Nimrod Ducker.

In my southern lines, I have Emmer for Emma, Luizer for Louisa. Almost all of the mens names so far are very traditional JOhn, James, Aaron, Henry, Robert but there are a few sort of unusual ones but not many.
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