Thanksgiving Baby Names: The first cool names

November 19, 2015 Linda Rosenkrantz

Yes, most of the 102 Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower in 1620 and celebrated the first harvest feast in Plymouth were named John and William and Mary and Elizabeth, but there were some unique appellations on the passenger list as well. Here are some of the most interesting.  By Linda Rosenkrantz


Bartholomew Allerton arrived on the Mayflower at the age of seven or eight with his parents, Isaac and Mary and a brother named Remember; he later returned to England. New Testament name Bartholomew, one of the 12 Apostles, has been rarely used in modern times, but could get some attention as one of the newly trending long names.


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