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    Colonial Names for Girls?

    I know the virtue names, and the biblical names, but, does anyone know where I can find other lists of Colonial names/Georgian names (Colonial would've been American names, Georgian would've been the United Kingdom)? Or can anyone suggest some more for me? I absolutely love names from this era, but I'm struggling to create my list!
    Jennifer Daisy / Jessica Bluebell / Melissa Honey / Stephanie Ava/ Michelle Elizabeth
    Heather Amelia / Tiffany Ella / Ashley Lillian / Kelly Christina / Brittany Violet
    Katrina Emily / Chrissy Margaret / Kristy Abigail / Alyssa Dorothy / April Valerie

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    I found this, is it what you're looking for? http://rwguide.rootsweb.ancestry.com/1stnames.htm
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    I used to work at a Revolutionary War history museum, and these are some names I've come across of women at the time (a lot of classic English/biblical names, with some outliers):

    Elizabeth nn Betsy
    Susanna nn Suky
    Abigail
    Mary
    Keziah
    Hannah
    Josephine
    Polly
    Dorothy nn Dolly
    Lucy
    Mercy
    Mary
    Sarah

    ...and then of course there's our American Girl Felicity

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    Quote Originally Posted by casilda View Post
    I found this, is it what you're looking for? http://rwguide.rootsweb.ancestry.com/1stnames.htm
    that is absolutely perfect! thank you so much!!
    Jennifer Daisy / Jessica Bluebell / Melissa Honey / Stephanie Ava/ Michelle Elizabeth
    Heather Amelia / Tiffany Ella / Ashley Lillian / Kelly Christina / Brittany Violet
    Katrina Emily / Chrissy Margaret / Kristy Abigail / Alyssa Dorothy / April Valerie

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    Quote Originally Posted by niiskuneiti View Post
    I used to work at a Revolutionary War history museum, and these are some names I've come across of women at the time (a lot of classic English/biblical names, with some outliers):

    Elizabeth nn Betsy
    Susanna nn Suky
    Abigail
    Mary
    Keziah
    Hannah
    Josephine
    Polly
    Dorothy nn Dolly
    Lucy
    Mercy
    Mary
    Sarah

    ...and then of course there's our American Girl Felicity
    That job would've been a dream job for me, LOL! I love the 1700's and early 1800's(before the Victorian era). It seemed like such a classy, elegant time period. :-) I love their naming styles as well!
    Jennifer Daisy / Jessica Bluebell / Melissa Honey / Stephanie Ava/ Michelle Elizabeth
    Heather Amelia / Tiffany Ella / Ashley Lillian / Kelly Christina / Brittany Violet
    Katrina Emily / Chrissy Margaret / Kristy Abigail / Alyssa Dorothy / April Valerie

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