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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?

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

elderberryspokes Sun 09-Dec-12 19:31:33

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.

Happyasapiginshite Mon 10-Dec-12 23:59:38

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.

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