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What were your grandparents / great-grandparents called?

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MisselthwaiteManor Fri 07-Dec-12 12:15:22

Or any suggestions for Victorian or Edwardian English names?

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

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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).

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

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...

Guavasforbreakfast Fri 07-Dec-12 19:54:22

Gordon (!)

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