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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?

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.

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

GMs Mabel, Eveline and Winifred
GFs George and Stanley

GPs Marjorie and Albert. Gladys and Paul

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

GPs, Winifred, Thomas, William and Catherine.

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.

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

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....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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