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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?

GlaikingAroundTheChristmasTree Fri 07-Dec-12 12:20:47

Gps Alice, eveline, Herbert and Thomas
Ggps Edith, Archibald, James, jean, Mary, Susan, Thomas and I don't know the last one.

DHs GP Alexander, James, Christian(nn cissy) and maggie-bella not Margaret Isabella just maggie-bella
Ggps that I know of are Alexander and Elizabeth x2

GlaikingAroundTheChristmasTree Fri 07-Dec-12 12:21:08

Oops we are Scottish though!

absentmindeddooooodles Fri 07-Dec-12 12:23:37

Doreen, hose luis, yvvonne, dorothy, ( dot ) richard,

chocoluvva Fri 07-Dec-12 12:24:15

Annie and Edith
John and George
GGPs - Alexina, Clara,

HoratiaLovesBabyJesus Fri 07-Dec-12 12:27:43

Those born in the period 1890-1930, various relations:

Oliver, William, Robert, James, Francis, Maurice, Malcolm, Richard, Philip

Anne, Ida, Olga, Lucy, Hilda, Edna, Julia, Cynthia, Jean

I don't believe many of these are due a comeback...

badtime Fri 07-Dec-12 12:29:05

GPs - Sarah (known as Sally), Thomas, Edith (sometimes Edith Jane, but no hyphen), Matthew (Matt).
I don't know about the greats (other than Matthew)

I had great aunts called Eva, Nelly, Margaret, Vera, Ella and Meta (pronounced Meeta)

noisytoys Fri 07-Dec-12 12:44:39

Maureen, Carol, John and David

lovemybabyboy Fri 07-Dec-12 13:00:52

Eithne, Nora, William, Frederick.

ScooseIsAChristmasBauble Fri 07-Dec-12 13:07:29

Grandparents were Vera, Kathleen, Philip and Richard. My great grandmothers were Catherine and Honora not sure about great grandfathers names.

BlueChampagne Fri 07-Dec-12 13:08:55

Grandparents & their sibilings

Alan, George, Harry, Anthony
Valerie, Jean, Margaret, Ann, Katherine

cq Fri 07-Dec-12 13:09:13

Love reading these old names!

My GP's were Edna, Alfred, Muriel & Tom, James

GGP's Don't know on one side (sad), Emma and Alfred again.

Also had G Uncs & Aunts - Hannah, Margaret, Phillip, Bob, Joe, Nelly, Phyllis, Reg.

Gatorade Fri 07-Dec-12 13:11:47

Margaret, Peter, Diana, David, Elizabeth (Betty), Harold, Corona

DumSpiroSperHoHoHo Fri 07-Dec-12 13:13:57

Charles, Maud (Molly), William and Deborah.

On DP's side:

Dennis, Brenda, Edwin, Eric & Olive

theDudesmummy Fri 07-Dec-12 13:15:43

The ones I know of:

pommedechocolat Fri 07-Dec-12 13:16:35

Beatrice Olice, Peter John
Muriel Constance, Charles Stanley

on my side

Jesse Mary, Samuel Lesley (would have been used if we'd have had a ds)
Beryl and William

on dh's side

Great Aunts/Uncles - Arthur, Doris, Amy

sparkle12mar08 Fri 07-Dec-12 13:19:14

GP's - Janet, William, Gladys, Frank

GGP's - 1890's ish onwards - Minnie, Leonard, Gertrude, Joseph, Mary, Walter, Matilda, Samuel

GGGP's - 1850's ish onwards - Laura, Edward, Amy, Harry, Mary, William, Alice, John, Jane, Jervis, Ann, Ephraim, Hannah, Richard, Sarah, Aaron

GGGGP's - 1800's ish onwards - Stephen, Martha, James, Mary,

IsaXMASbelleRinging Fri 07-Dec-12 13:19:39

Annie, Percy, Amy, and William.

AvonCallingBarksdale Fri 07-Dec-12 13:19:39

Harry, Edith, John, Dulcie

RichManPoorManBeggarmanThief Fri 07-Dec-12 13:22:13

GPs: Horace (cant see that one making a comeback somehow), Jean, Tom and Marian

GGPs. One was called Joe but no idea about the rest. All dead way before I was born.

DumSpiroSperHoHoHo Fri 07-Dec-12 13:22:18

James, Mary, John & Emily - great grandparents

Albert - great, great grandfather

sparkle12mar08 Fri 07-Dec-12 13:23:58

GGGGP's - 1800's onwards - Stephen x2, Martha, James x3, Maryx6, George, Thomas x2, Hannah, Joseph, Henrietta, Rupert, Betsy, Edwin, Emma, Henry, Susannah, John, Edwin, Richard, Sarahx2, Ralph, Walter, Ann

I'm a family history buff!

sparkle12mar08 Fri 07-Dec-12 13:27:35

Hmm, am wondering if I've just posted rather too much information?! Might ask MNHQ to delete...

eragon Fri 07-Dec-12 13:27:58

albert alice
stanley annie-alice
matilda john percival

eggsfloursugarbutter Fri 07-Dec-12 13:29:47

Janette, John, Elisabeth, Thomas, Ellen

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