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What are the names of your grandparents and great grandparents if you know them?

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HoneyandRum Wed 30-Jan-13 10:26:04

Ethel and James (Jim)
Josephine and George (First husband Walter died)

Can't remember my GGPs names except Fanny

Yay4may Thu 31-Jan-13 19:28:26

Interesting thread!

Here's mine...
Edith, Harry, Ruth, Marshall, Hannah, Karl
Albert, Hildegarde, Marie, Jacob, Emil, Emma

DD1's middle name is Ruth and DD2's middle name is Emilia!

tass1960 Thu 31-Jan-13 19:33:31

Helen (Nellie) and Tom, GGM Rosie
Jessie and William (Bill)

Harrysmummysarah1 Thu 31-Jan-13 19:34:20

Joan and Samuel (Sammy) dads parents
Joan and Robert (bobby) mums parents.

Great grandparents on dads side:
Elsie and William

On mums side:
Margaret and Charles

thegreylady Thu 31-Jan-13 19:37:56

Grandparents Sally and Jim
Alice and Elias
GGP I only know Harriet and Robert but I am a generation older than most of you smile My parents were Ruth and James and dh's were Mary and Thomas

HerRoyalNotness Thu 31-Jan-13 19:39:09

GP Walter and Annie
GGP Ernest and Ruby
GP Thomas and Elsie

Groovee Thu 31-Jan-13 19:39:14

Grandparents were Betty and Charles and Peter and Harriet. I know 3 of my great grandparents were Harriet, Robert and Sarah.

SorrelForbes Thu 31-Jan-13 19:41:50

Frances and Arthur
Tilly and Henry

Mary and Thomas. Jemima and Abraham
Rebecca and Lewis, Millie and Isaac

Jane and Thomas. Ellen and Charles. Emma and Joseph. Ann and Walter
Adelaide and Simon.

RueDeWakening Thu 31-Jan-13 19:42:08

George, Geoffrey, Charles, Thomas, William, Tom, Samuel, Leslie.

Nora, Lucy, Mabel, Eliza, Florence, Joyce, Mary Ann, Margaret.

Ithinkineedtogrowapair Thu 31-Jan-13 19:51:55

Probably david

Are the ones I can remember!

MrsMaryCooper Thu 31-Jan-13 20:00:40


IncognitoIsMyFavouriteWord Thu 31-Jan-13 20:03:12

Grandma is Joan and Grandad is Lawrence

I love Lawrence not Joan smile

lizzypuffs Thu 31-Jan-13 20:03:37

GPs - Edward and Elsie and Abraham and Elizabeth
GGPs - John, Herbert and Lucy are the only ones I know

Hulababy Thu 31-Jan-13 20:16:08

GPs: Ethel, Kenneth, Harry Lionel, Dorothy Joan

GGPs: Dinah, Joseph Reginald, Walter Hubert, Ada, Arthur, Bertha, George William, Martha Annie

GGPs: Andrew, Mary, Joseph, Emiline, William, Martha E, Thomas, Mary Imogen Maria, John, Annie, John William, Esther Winifred, George, Ada Ann, William, Mary

I can go further back on each strand, some to 10th great grandparents, a couple before that.

I find the names really interesting to compare over the generations.

BacardiNCoke Thu 31-Jan-13 20:20:31

GP Ethel and Edward, Annie and Vincent.

GGP Elizabeth was my mum's grandmother, I don't know the others' names.

yoyo123 Thu 31-Jan-13 20:24:51


Harry (Henry), Alice, Robert (Rob) and Caroline Daisy (known as Daisy)

Great Grandparents only know Alfred.

deleted203 Thu 31-Jan-13 20:25:19

GP on Dad's side - Sid and Gladys
GP on Mum's side - Alec and Edna

GGP on Dad's side - John and Betsy/James and Sarah
GGP on Mum's side - Reuben and Annie/Frederick and Mildred

marriednotdead Thu 31-Jan-13 20:26:26

Frank, Julius, Ivy and Mary.

DontCallMeBaby Thu 31-Jan-13 20:27:17

Grandparents - Doris, Cyril, Donald, Muriel

Grandparents - Florence and Hubert are the only ones I know. One is genuinely unknown, and I do know something interesting about one great-grandmother - she was shipwrecked twice - I've just forgotten her name!

Francagoestohollywood Thu 31-Jan-13 20:29:26

Love the names of your gp OP.

Mine were Italian and:

Anna and Giovanni (Nanni)
Rosa and Marco

I only remember the names of my grandmother Rosa's parents:

Francesca and Felice (which means Happy)

Francagoestohollywood Thu 31-Jan-13 20:31:11

I am actually loving 99% of the names on this thread.

Crikeyblimey Thu 31-Jan-13 20:35:17

On dad's side - Annie and Bobbie
Mum's parents - Daniel and Esther
Great grandparents (the names I can remember right now) - Elizableth Anne (I have a sampler made by her in 1871 on the wall in our sitting room), Daniel, Henry, Katherine (Kitty).

Haylebop12 Thu 31-Jan-13 20:38:27

GPs are Shirley and John, Doris and Daniel.

GGP is Ida, only one I know.

Hulababy Thu 31-Jan-13 20:42:58

I have found my summary of grandparent's names...

GPs: Ethel, Kenneth, Harry Lionel, Dorothy Joan

GGPs: Dinah, Joseph Reginald, Walter Hubert, Ada, Arthur, Bertha, George William, Martha Annie

GGPs: Andrew, Mary, Joseph, Emiline, William, Martha E, Thomas, Mary Imogen Maria, John, Annie, John William, Esther Winifred, George, Ada Ann, William, Mary

GGGPs: John, Alice, Joseph, Sarah, Benjamin James, Annie, John, Ann, Thomas, Mary Ann, Frederick, Elizabeth, William, Ann, William, Sarah Jane, Thomas, Hannah, William, Mary Ann, George, Sarah, John, Ann, George, Sarah E, Young, Mary Jane, Thomas, Ann,

GGGGPs: William, Dinah, William, Millicent, George, Maria, James, Ann, John, James, Jane, William, Robert, Ann, William, Eliza, William, Ann, John, Maria, John, Elizabeth, Robert, Hannah, Thomas, Hannah, John, Isabella, Henry, Sarah, John, Elizabeth, William, Elizabeth, George, Elizabeth,

GGGGGPs: George, Mary, John, Ann, Edward, Mary, Benjamin, Frances, Henry, Elizabeth, Thomas, Mary, John, Mary, John, Theodosia, Ann, James, Mary, Samuel, Elizabeth,

GGGGGGPs: James, Mary, Joseph, Susannah, John, Mary, William, Martha, James, Elizabeth, Thomas, Sarah, John, Mary,

GGGGGGGPs: William, Elizabeth, Edward, Penelope, John, Elizabeth, Thomas, Elizabeth, John, Mary,

GGGGGGGGPs: Edward, Hannah, John, Jennet, James, Anne, Thomas, Elizabeth, Benjamin, Mary,

So back to 10th generation for me.

I guess the more unusual names include Young, Gervase and Theodosia.
The very well used ones are Elizabeth, William, John, Ann and Mary.

Find the names really interesting.

Hulababy Thu 31-Jan-13 20:44:25

Have a couple of names for further back, and one to 12th century - but not confirmed those yet so not included in that summary.

aristocat Thu 31-Jan-13 20:50:46

Katherina and Johann

Katherina and Stepas

Sadly I only ever knew/met one GM

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