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  1. #1
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    Unusual family names?

    I have been doing some geneology research lately, and have uncovered some pretty unique family names, including these:

    Sparrowhawk (from a family member in the 16th century!)
    Nevada (for a girl)
    Electious
    Delinda


    Do you have any, for better or worse, in your family tree?

  2. #3
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    I have an ancestory.com account, but I haven't gone back very far because I like to be absolutely certain that I'm actually related to them.

    Some unusuals in my family:
    Berma
    Gleemer
    Arzula
    Jeptha (the only male)

    My husband's family:
    Tarlton

    Also, his family kept with the common tradition of giving children Presidents' names. He has a George Washington [Last Name] and a John Adams [Last Name]

  3. #5
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    I have people in my family called Eunice and Eustace, they are siblings. We also have a family member called Lawrence but he ALWAYS went by Roy, to the point that no one in may family knew his real name so when we tried to find his birth and death it took a long time to find his real name
    15 year old namelover from downunder...
    Little Ladies: Anouk, Hero, Clio, Rory, Scout & Sailor
    Handsome Guys: Atticus, Levi, Noah, Jasper & Jesse

  4. #7
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    I have a Telesphore and a Theofiel lurking in the family tree. I also discovered a branch of the family that were practically Pilgrims, so there were several men named Comfort. My grandmother always went by her middle name - Euphema.

  5. #9
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    Oh my, Sparrowhawk is a find! We have lots of names I've either never heard before or rarely hear anymore. Almost everyone on my mother's side of the family is into genealogy and has been for many generations. Some of these are from as far back as the 16th century.

    female names:
    Alegrine
    Elice
    Faige
    Forrest
    Tekla

    male names:
    Ludwig
    Luloff
    Mortenus
    Mortimer
    Olof
    Passmore
    Silas
    Thor
    Timen
    Ward
    Artemis Willow ☀ Cordelia Avalon ☀ Isabeau Forest ☀ Isadora Nightingale ☀ Lorelei Ondine ☀ Lyra Snow ☀ Pandora Everild ☀ Tabitha Eilonwy ☀ Thisbe Wildrose ☀ Thora Silmarien
    Caspian Wilder ☀ Conrad Elessar ☀ Damian Sparrow ☀ Desmond Thorn ☀ Evander Hart ☀ Everett Ward ☀ Gwydion Alaric ☀ Malachi Bjorn ☀ Peregrine Llyr ☀ Theodore Winter


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    our two furbabies: Sebastian & Oleander

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