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

(127 Posts)
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

crazykittens Mon 04-Feb-13 00:48:01

my grandparents - agnes & david, enid & francis
great grandparents - hannah & joseph, robert & ginny. i think anyway

WhiteHairReally Sun 03-Feb-13 23:46:01

GPs Maisie Bob Ron Frances nn Queenie ('Q')
GGPs Nancy Eric Gerald Muriel nn 'Lovie' Wilfred Daisy George Kate

There's a nursery out there right now where all their namesakes are running around, all except... Muriel, but maybe I'm wrong.

ATouchOfStuffing Sun 03-Feb-13 21:18:10

G.parents - Rosemary and Vernon
GGparents - Augustus and Alice

twinklestar2 Sun 03-Feb-13 13:56:09

Stanley and Kathleen - Stan and Kitty

Ihatecobwebs Sun 03-Feb-13 13:48:31

GPs - Richard & Ivy, Albert & Veronica
GGPs - William & Fanny, Ernest & Sarah, John & Annie, Charles & Ada
GGGPs - William & Emma, Richard & Sarah, George & Eliza, Henry & Gaina, James & Mary, Zachariah & Eliza, Charles & Emma, Owen & Mary
GGGGPs - John & Sarah, Benjamin & Philidelphia, ?&?, ?&?, Thomas & Sarah, ?&?, Robert &?, Charles &?, Thomas & Mary, Jonathan & Maira, ?&?, ?&?, Jonathan & Elizabeth, George & Emma, William & Anne, James & Ann

Hulababy Sun 03-Feb-13 13:05:21

lljkk - I have Family Tree Maker which is linked to
Every update I do on one, it updates the other.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 02-Feb-13 17:27:12

I know my great grandmothers names : Florence,Anne,Elin,Rebecca.

Think one of my paternal great grandfathers was called George. One of my maternal great grandfathers may also have been called George thinking about it.

I read someone that in terms of families,by the time you get three generations down from your own,your name is likely to have been forgotten. Is a bit sad but seems true of my great fathers.

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 02-Feb-13 17:09:56

On my maternal side:

Minna and Eric


Frieda and Ernest


Minna and Theodor



iheartmycat Sat 02-Feb-13 15:27:42

GPS - margaret, maud,Joseph,Dominick
GGPS - margaret,terence,catherine-Sarah, ernest, catherine,francis, Thomas,catherine (extreme lack of imagination in the female naming!!)
GGGPS - margaret, Alice, Constantine, Dominick, Mary, Joseph

Lastofthepodpeople Sat 02-Feb-13 12:16:55

Mercia,Jimmy, Doreen and Patrick for GPs. For GGPs: Ada, Eric, Sarah. Suddenly sad to realise I don't know the rest.

FellatioNels0n Sat 02-Feb-13 12:10:55

At the risk of sounding a bit paranoid, I always wonder if there is a hidden motive for threads like this. If you think you have recognised a close friend or family member it's a very good way to narrow down the field, isn't it? grin

eatyourveg Sat 02-Feb-13 12:08:06

Some professor in Scotland did ours for us as part of a study she was doing on one of my relatives - we only had the first couple of hundred years from family Bibles and having lived on the same farm since 1742 (I think thats the right date) which made it much easier.

lljkk Sat 02-Feb-13 10:51:35

Which package do you use, Hula? I can't face entering all my vast info into adatabase, even though I could see the value of it, just dread the tedium of it.

I can't help it... being sucked in:

GGGPs: Jesse, Elizabeth, Jeptha, ?, Charles, probably Sarah, Hartwell, ?, Windsor, Sarah?, Nelson, Harriet, Hector, Catherine, Jane, Jonathan, ?, ?, Priscilla, John, Ward, Eliza, Silas, Nancy, John, Henry, Mary Ellen, Sarah, John, Alexander, Mary Ann

Hulababy Sat 02-Feb-13 09:24:20

eatyourveg - that's fab! The post even looks great too - nice pyramid!
Not that far back yet - need some more unusual names to chase.

Hulababy Sat 02-Feb-13 09:22:58

lljkk - the software I use does it for me.

Not smug, but am pleased how well my ancestry search has gone since I started last October. Still loads to do though.

minimuffin Sat 02-Feb-13 08:03:33

GPs - Nell, Samuel, Elizabeth, Albert

GGPs - Eliza, Crossley, Rose, Joseph, Mary, William, Anne

AThingInYourLife Sat 02-Feb-13 07:57:43

Genealogical smuggery! grin

lljkk Sat 02-Feb-13 07:53:48

This is just a show-off thread for family history buffs, init?
(My turn)

GGPs: William, Sarah, Samantha, Robert, Raiford, Nellie, Neil, Martha, Margaret, Laura, Joshua, Joseph, George, Flora, Ella, Alexander

I'd get hopelessly confused trying to reliably write down all their parents' names, although I have it all worked out for GGGP generation. I start losing data after that [sulk].

AThingInYourLife Sat 02-Feb-13 07:35:28

Super impressed by hula and eatyour's lists smile

Fascinating thread.

Weightlessbaby Fri 01-Feb-13 23:04:53

Hmm, Welsh ancestry anyone?!

GPs: Peg, Dave, Pat and Nobby (Albert)
GGps:Umm, there was a George I'm fairly sure. Shamefully, I don't know, never having known them.

DH is much more illustrious and had a GD Thornton and GGD Hezekiah!

GeorginaWorsley Fri 01-Feb-13 23:03:09

GPS Ethel ,Arthur,Richard,Noreen.
GGPS Sarah,Frank,Mary Jane,William,Agnes,Richard,Florence,Arthur.
GGGps(that I know)Ellen,Martha,John,mary,Francis,James,Charlotte,Christopher,Mary

eatyourveg Fri 01-Feb-13 22:58:49

GP Catherine & Daniel and Annie & Ifor
GGP Mary & Evan
GGP Mary & Lewis
GGP Mary & Ellis
GGGP Elinor & Ellis
GGGGP William & Ann
GGGGGP John & Elinor
GGGGGGP Edmund & Lowry
GGGGGGGP Evan & Jane
GGGGGGGGP Edmund & Sarah
GGGGGGGGGP John & Catherine
GGGGGGGGGGGP Humphrey & Jane
GGGGGGGGGGGGP Edward & Catherine

That goes back to 999 Showing off I know grin grin grin

YorkshireTeaDrinker Fri 01-Feb-13 22:43:33

Jack and Jean
Margaret and Jim

Annie, Muriel, William

Iwillorderthefood Fri 01-Feb-13 22:38:11



Arthur Frederick

No idea re great grandparents.

Love the name Rhona ( but I never met her).

SingingSands Fri 01-Feb-13 22:32:54

GGPs = Mary and Joseph smile

GPs = Isabella (Isa) and James (Jimmy)

GPs = Audrey and Robert (Bob)

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