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  1. #21
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
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    My family has some gems and then some names that make you say what?

    Girl Gems
    Virginia
    Ruth
    Opal
    Lucille

    Boy Gems
    Levi (have always loved this name though)
    Harry
    Edward

    What the heck names - Serepta, yep, she went by her middle name Mae.

  2. #23
    My granny was Elva. I passed it on to my daughter. She is Caroline Elva.

  3. #25
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
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    Oh man, my husband has a Fate Rambo in his family tree. He lived in the twenties. Intense name, I wonder what he was like. Most of the other names are more familiar but I'll have to see if I can remember some of the gems. There are some great ones in this thread!
    Mama to my dear little bear <3

  4. #27
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
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    Callaway is my favorite name from my family tree. I also like Murphy, Freeman, Erastus, and Hamilton.
    ♂ | Samuel ◊ Edward ◊ George ◊ Arthur ◊ Ezra ◊ Gideon ◊ James ◊ Quentin ◊ Solomon ◊ Jasper
    ♀ | Helen ◊ Cora ◊ Anne ◊ Jane ◊ Caroline ◊ Catherine ◊ Gwen ◊ Georgia ◊ Elizabeth ◊ Lydia

  5. #29
    I've been working on my tree for the better part of a year, and I've gotten several generations back. Here are some of the gems I've uncovered:

    Moses
    Love (yes, on a guy)
    Ichabod (this excited me)
    Ebenezer
    Alonzo
    Denver (a couple of them)
    Bartlett
    Dixon
    Adam (suprised at how many there are)
    Christian
    Josiah
    Sterling
    Harley
    Zebulon
    Stark
    Bailey (as a middle name)

    Mercy (several on both sides)
    Jerusha
    Patience
    Damaris
    Hattie
    Tabitha
    Melinda (was suprised to find this on someone in the 1800s)
    Zona
    Silas ~ Gideon ~ Lincoln ~ Ezekiel ~ Malachi ~ Samuel ~ Ezra ~ Charlie ~ Gabriel ~ Elliott
    Maisie ~ Sophie ~ Naomi ~ Willa ~ Evangeline ~ Freya ~ Vivienne ~ Nora ~ Josephine ~ Daphne

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