What were your grandparents / great-grandparents called?

(78 Posts)
MisselthwaiteManor Fri 07-Dec-12 12:15:22

Or any suggestions for Victorian or Edwardian English names?

GlaikingAroundTheChristmasTree Fri 07-Dec-12 12:20:47

Gps Alice, eveline, Herbert and Thomas
Ggps Edith, Archibald, James, jean, Mary, Susan, Thomas and I don't know the last one.

DHs GP Alexander, James, Christian(nn cissy) and maggie-bella not Margaret Isabella just maggie-bella
Ggps that I know of are Alexander and Elizabeth x2

GlaikingAroundTheChristmasTree Fri 07-Dec-12 12:21:08

Oops we are Scottish though!

absentmindeddooooodles Fri 07-Dec-12 12:23:37

Doreen, hose luis, yvvonne, dorothy, ( dot ) richard,

chocoluvva Fri 07-Dec-12 12:24:15

Annie and Edith
John and George
GGPs - Alexina, Clara,

HoratiaLovesBabyJesus Fri 07-Dec-12 12:27:43

Those born in the period 1890-1930, various relations:

Oliver, William, Robert, James, Francis, Maurice, Malcolm, Richard, Philip

Anne, Ida, Olga, Lucy, Hilda, Edna, Julia, Cynthia, Jean

I don't believe many of these are due a comeback...

badtime Fri 07-Dec-12 12:29:05

GPs - Sarah (known as Sally), Thomas, Edith (sometimes Edith Jane, but no hyphen), Matthew (Matt).
I don't know about the greats (other than Matthew)

I had great aunts called Eva, Nelly, Margaret, Vera, Ella and Meta (pronounced Meeta)

noisytoys Fri 07-Dec-12 12:44:39

Maureen, Carol, John and David

lovemybabyboy Fri 07-Dec-12 13:00:52

Eithne, Nora, William, Frederick.

ScooseIsAChristmasBauble Fri 07-Dec-12 13:07:29

Grandparents were Vera, Kathleen, Philip and Richard. My great grandmothers were Catherine and Honora not sure about great grandfathers names.

Grandparents & their sibilings

Alan, George, Harry, Anthony
Valerie, Jean, Margaret, Ann, Katherine

cq Fri 07-Dec-12 13:09:13

Love reading these old names!

My GP's were Edna, Alfred, Muriel & Tom, James

GGP's Don't know on one side (sad), Emma and Alfred again.

Also had G Uncs & Aunts - Hannah, Margaret, Phillip, Bob, Joe, Nelly, Phyllis, Reg.

Gatorade Fri 07-Dec-12 13:11:47

Margaret, Peter, Diana, David, Elizabeth (Betty), Harold, Corona

DumSpiroSperHoHoHo Fri 07-Dec-12 13:13:57

Charles, Maud (Molly), William and Deborah.

On DP's side:

Dennis, Brenda, Edwin, Eric & Olive

The ones I know of:

Beatrice Olice, Peter John
Muriel Constance, Charles Stanley

on my side

Jesse Mary, Samuel Lesley (would have been used if we'd have had a ds)
Beryl and William

on dh's side

Great Aunts/Uncles - Arthur, Doris, Amy

sparkle12mar08 Fri 07-Dec-12 13:19:14

GP's - Janet, William, Gladys, Frank

GGP's - 1890's ish onwards - Minnie, Leonard, Gertrude, Joseph, Mary, Walter, Matilda, Samuel

GGGP's - 1850's ish onwards - Laura, Edward, Amy, Harry, Mary, William, Alice, John, Jane, Jervis, Ann, Ephraim, Hannah, Richard, Sarah, Aaron

GGGGP's - 1800's ish onwards - Stephen, Martha, James, Mary,

IsaXMASbelleRinging Fri 07-Dec-12 13:19:39

Annie, Percy, Amy, and William.

AvonCallingBarksdale Fri 07-Dec-12 13:19:39

Harry, Edith, John, Dulcie

RichManPoorManBeggarmanThief Fri 07-Dec-12 13:22:13

GPs: Horace (cant see that one making a comeback somehow), Jean, Tom and Marian

GGPs. One was called Joe but no idea about the rest. All dead way before I was born.

DumSpiroSperHoHoHo Fri 07-Dec-12 13:22:18

James, Mary, John & Emily - great grandparents

Albert - great, great grandfather

sparkle12mar08 Fri 07-Dec-12 13:23:58

GGGGP's - 1800's onwards - Stephen x2, Martha, James x3, Maryx6, George, Thomas x2, Hannah, Joseph, Henrietta, Rupert, Betsy, Edwin, Emma, Henry, Susannah, John, Edwin, Richard, Sarahx2, Ralph, Walter, Ann

I'm a family history buff!

sparkle12mar08 Fri 07-Dec-12 13:27:35

Hmm, am wondering if I've just posted rather too much information?! Might ask MNHQ to delete...

eragon Fri 07-Dec-12 13:27:58

albert alice
stanley annie-alice
matilda john percival

eggsfloursugarbutter Fri 07-Dec-12 13:29:47

Janette, John, Elisabeth, Thomas, Ellen

KvetnutsRoastingOnAnOpenFire Fri 07-Dec-12 13:32:03

Eileen, William, Ruby, William, not sure of great grandmothers, but all 4 great grandfathers were William.

googlyeyes Fri 07-Dec-12 13:35:21

Grandparents: Oscar, Lina, Elizabeth and William

Shamefully I only know a few of my great grandparents...Theresina, Angelo and William. Must remedy this blush

NotAnotherPackedLunch Fri 07-Dec-12 13:38:55

Mary, Sydney, Ruby, Lily, Wilhelmina, Gertrude, Matilda (known as Mattie)
Robert, Leslie, Ronnie, John, David, William, Japser, Bassett

sparkle12mar08 Fri 07-Dec-12 13:41:56

Other perhaps more unusual or particular to the era names from my tree also include - Deborah, Judith, Innocent, Lydia, Forest, Adelaide, Reuben, Hephzibah, Noah, Rebecca, Jemima, Ellen. All 1800-1900.

MyMamaToldMe Fri 07-Dec-12 13:43:08

Marie Antionette, Jean, Eve, Phillip

chocolateshoes Fri 07-Dec-12 13:43:51

Jack, Vera, George, Bessie, Archie, Flo, May, Doph (Dorothy), Edna, Bob, Doris

Heavywheezing Fri 07-Dec-12 13:51:03

My ggp Ivor and Florence, Eliza and james,George and Grace,George and Jane
Gp, Arthur and Alice,Fred and Olwyn

Please do your family history before cousins die etc.

TheSecondComing Fri 07-Dec-12 13:56:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GalaxyDisaster Fri 07-Dec-12 14:18:14

At grandparents and great grandparents generation: William, Reginald, Leonard, Agnes, Beryl, Edith, Alice, Florence, Gertrude, Amy, Arthur, George, Alfred, Enid, Peggy, Charles, James, Henry, Esther, Robert, Doris, Eileen, Samuel, Ada, Ida.

Some of those come up more than once and includes various great aunts/uncles.

nagynolonger Fri 07-Dec-12 14:44:32

For me and DH
GP, John, Albert x 2, Harry, Florence, Lizzie, Beatrice and Alice

GGP, Joseph, William, Arthur, Thomas x 2, Ernest, George, James.
Eliza, Lizzie, Maria x 2, Mary Ann (Polly), Ann, Annie, Florence, Mary.

In the same generation as GGP.....Ambrose, Cornelius, Theophylius, Selina, Tryphina, Hepzebar.........not sure of the spelling of some of those.

MrsBungleBear Fri 07-Dec-12 14:48:07

My GP's are:

Helen and George
Patricia and Patrick.

GGP Mary and Walter (no idea of the other side).

GPs - Derek and Eva; Myles and Patricia
Their siblings that I know of are Doreen, Graham, Mary, Fred, Geoffrey and Hazel

GGPS - Hilda and Clarence; William and ???

I would totally consider Eva, Myles, Hazel, Fred and William from these. Though perhaps baby Derek or little Doreen might be taking it too far...

smilingthroughgrittedteeth Fri 07-Dec-12 14:55:37

GPs - maureen, william, nelly, frank

GGPs - william, margaret, Elizabeth, Bertie

Other relatives - Douglas, Ann, Coral, Ruby, Jaqualine, Henrietta, Horace, Percy, Abigail, Morris, Penny, Edith, James, Harold

Lyns22 Fri 07-Dec-12 16:36:15


I love older sounding names, my grandparents aren't that old sounding though..

nickelbabylyinginamanger Fri 07-Dec-12 16:39:37

grandad was born in 1910 and was Charles Herbert.
grandma was Ellen

we also had Mabel Alice.

nickelbabylyinginamanger Fri 07-Dec-12 16:40:05

great uncles:
John Edward, Frederick.

nickelbabylyinginamanger Fri 07-Dec-12 16:40:39

oh, other grandad, Wilfred Wallace

legalalien Fri 07-Dec-12 16:47:30

GPs Robert James, Florence Hilda, Thomas William, Doris Sarah

GGPs Albert James, Clara Elizabeth, Thomas, henrietta Catherine, Charles Frederick, Florence Amy, Jessica, Thomas, Laura Mabel, William.

legalalien Fri 07-Dec-12 16:49:26

Ignore 3 and 4 - got carried away and started going back another generation!

strumpetpumpkin Fri 07-Dec-12 16:51:10

Janet Hannah (Jenny) and James (Jim)
Frances and John-Joe

legalalien Fri 07-Dec-12 16:51:10

Wouldn't it be fun to have a thread where we could try and join up our family trees?

Hulababy Fri 07-Dec-12 16:56:08

GP: Kenneth, Ethel, Dorothy Joan, Harry Lionel

GGP: Arthur, Bertha, George W, Martha Annie, Walter Hubert, Ada, Joseph Reginald, Dinah

GGGP: Andrew, Mary, Joseph, Emiline, William, Martha E, William, Mary I M, John, Annie, John W, Esther Winifred, George, Ada Ann, William, Mary

Can go back a few more generations, some to 9th/10th great grandparents and a couple to 1500s after last couple of months researching.

MrsTomHardy Fri 07-Dec-12 17:19:28

Phyllis / Ronald

FriggFRIGG Fri 07-Dec-12 19:36:18

Edward(Teddy),Beatrice(Betty),Lewis,Mary,Alfred (Alf),William,Rita,Norah...

Gordon (!)

AgathaTrunchbull Fri 07-Dec-12 22:41:29

Grandparents: Doreen, Albert, Nora, Edward
Great-grandparents: Martin, Beatrice, John, Johanna, Albert, Gladys, Edward, Marion
Known great-great-grandparents: James, Bridget, Albert, Clara, Walter, Harriet, Thomas, Jane, Edward, Mary
Known great-great-great grandparents: William, Sarah, Edward, Mary, Charles, Emily, John, Ellen, Thomas, Elizabeth, Samuel, Theresa, James, Marion, Henry, Elizabeth

Nothing all that exciting!

lynzie68 Sat 08-Dec-12 19:43:47

Freda,hylton x2, Elizabeth x3, Hannah, George, Stanley, Margaret, dinah, Ruth.
Sitting with fil so asked him his ; Elizabeth x2, Harry, winnie, tom. that's all he knows.

AgathaPinchBottom Sat 08-Dec-12 21:19:30

Grandparents: Reginald Percy, Annie, Leonard and Esther
Great aunts and uncles: Harold, Eva, Ruth Wilfred, Frank and Benjamin
Great grandparents: Nelly, Charles, Sarah
Great great grandparents: Maude, Clara, Nancy, William

rhetorician Sat 08-Dec-12 21:21:56

grandparents: Leonard, Catherine (2nd wife Gertrude hmm), Florence, Sidney.

Don't know names of all great grandparents: Rosa, Jack, John...

MoelFammau Sun 09-Dec-12 00:26:03

GPs: Gladys, Brenda, Norman & Ernest
GA/U: Neville, Isa, Percy, Daisy, Eric, Edward, Iris

GGPs: Wilfred, Nellie, Henry and Polly

CharlotteWasBoth Sun 09-Dec-12 00:32:11

Queenie, William, Doris, Edward x2, Alice x 2, Edith x 2, Joseph, Frederick, Philip

FarelyKnuts Sun 09-Dec-12 01:14:47

Ceinwyn, Arthur, Joseph, Nancy, Glenys, Wayne, Beverly, Lynette, Kenneth, Joan, Catherine, Patricia, Noel, Marie, Frank, Geraldine

GGP's: George & Harriet, Albert & Esther, Hartley & Eliza, John & Jane.

Other common family names: Joseph, Phoebe, Arthur, Alice ... and special mention to the brave GGGM who called her firstborn son Theophilus!

beckslovestimmy Mon 10-Dec-12 21:11:12

Charles, Edith, Raymond and Betty ( not short for anything) .smile

Ruththetooth Mon 10-Dec-12 21:29:22

Between DH and I there's Ronald, James x 2, Wilfred, Veronica, Bessie, Joan and Peggie. Used James for DS's middle name.

waitingtobeamummy Mon 10-Dec-12 21:39:11

Not sure of great grandparents but grandparents are: mabel, Maurice, frank, kathleen.

GPs Michael and Margaret; Bernard and Brigid.
Great aunts/uncles - Babe (Julia), Bel (Elizabeth), Maud, Daniel, Bat (Bartholemew), Jeremiah, Patrick

goldenlula Tue 11-Dec-12 00:07:26

My grandparents, born between 1900 and 1920 were: Arthur, Eleanor, Percy and Ivy. There middle names were Edward (may have been Albert George too, but not sure), Amy, William and Ellen.

PilgrimSoul Tue 11-Dec-12 00:16:04

Walter, Michael, Patrick, Tom, Peter, Sarah, Kathleen, Ellen, Mary, Annie

MolotovCocktail Tue 11-Dec-12 10:26:56

Grandparents born between 1919 and 1926:

Renee (with an accent over first 'e') and Leslie
Lillian-Amy and James

Great-grandparents, born 1880s approx:

Kate and James
Lillian and Thomas


Clarice and Benjamin

luanmahi Tue 11-Dec-12 12:18:39

Gp - Lily and Vincent (known as Lil and Vin), Alfred and Margaret (known as Fred and Meg)

Ggp - Sam, Minnie, Michael, Ada, Alfred, Lillian, Charles, Rebecca

SnowProbs Tue 11-Dec-12 21:01:26

Great grandparents were Violet, Adam, Mary, Patrick, Moses, Anne, Mariah & William

hatsybatsy Wed 12-Dec-12 11:00:07

gps were Jane, Evan, Kenneth and Zana

ggps were William, Rachel, Thomas, Esther, Alfred, Beatrice and 2 unknown....

meddie Wed 12-Dec-12 11:20:57

ggp Hannah and James, Nancy and Albert
GP Annie and Robert. Olive and Richard (all girls had floral/plant names. Violet,Flora,Daisy,Hazel
Most unusual name was a great Aunt called Cyntia (sin-tee-ah) but that was apparently due to a misspelling of Cynthia at the registry office

ballroompink Wed 12-Dec-12 15:19:07

GPs: Robert, Margaret, Sheila, Dennis
GGPs: Percival, Mary, Philip, Patricia, Margaret, John, James, Ann
GGPs: George, Mary Ann, Margaret, Sarah, George, Edward, Mary, Arthur, Elizabeth, Horace, Sophia, James, Elizabeth, George, Lilla.

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Wed 12-Dec-12 15:21:17

GPs, Winifred, Thomas, William and Catherine.

thegreylady Wed 12-Dec-12 17:03:44

Ggp only know Harriet, Helen and Matthew
Gp Alice and Elias
Sarah (Sally) and James (Jim)

Benaberry Fri 14-Dec-12 14:49:00

My maternal gp's were Phyllis Rose Mary and Frederick Gaius. No idea on paternal, dad wasn't really in touch and they died when I was very small

I had a great aunt Louisa as well, my middle name comes from her

Anjou Sat 15-Dec-12 21:15:53

Lillian, Hereville (wtf! Never heard of another), Dorothea, Jesse, Thomas, Cecily, Bertram, Lillian (again - popular back then too). Don't know the others. Cool thread! Nice to look back at old names. I actually really quite like Cecily.

Mintberry Sat 15-Dec-12 21:54:29

Stanley and Fay, and Ernest and Frances.

Don't know my GGP names, apart from one which was Abel.

GPs Marjorie and Albert. Gladys and Paul

GGP Lily. Primrose and Robert. Primrose will be 91 this month smile

proofreader Sat 15-Dec-12 22:01:41

GMs Mabel, Eveline and Winifred
GFs George and Stanley

Cezzy Sat 15-Dec-12 22:02:47

Relatives from that age include William Issac, John, Sarah, Ida Irene, Arthur and my personal favourites Keziah and Hepzibah.

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