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From: "Anne Cole" <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Examples of "Cheshire-only" pronunciations
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 19:42:11 -0000
Here's one for you:
Strongintharm = Armstrong.
A search of Find My Past Cheshire registers found only 5 baptisms (all
before 1700), and just a few more marriage (the latest early 1700s).
STRONGITHARM survives to the 1800s, but there are very few this late. Most
are pre 1750.
Anne Cole, President, Lincolnshire Family History Society
Duncalf(e)/Duncuff/Duncuft One-name Study GOONS member 513
Lincolnshire Post 1837 Marriage Index
Lincolnshire Family History Society
> -----Original Message-----
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> On Behalf Of Billie R. McNamara
> Sent: 09 March 2012 18:33
> Subject: [CHS] Examples of "Cheshire-only" pronunciations
> I got an idea for an article for the North Cheshire Family History
> Society Journal that I've been editing since last Fall.
> Cheshire has a number of unusual pronunciations of surnames that,
> once they migrate to other parts of the UK or emigrate to other
> countries, may not be easily traceable back to Cheshire.
> Hortons in Canada could be descedants of Houghtons from
> Cheshire. Chumleys in the US may have Cholmondeley ancestry in
> Cheshire. When my Cheshire-born ancestors arrived in NE
> Massachusetts, their surname was nearly immediately changed to
> Wilton. It took me a good while (long before the Internet!) to
> determine it was originally Wheelton (medievally Whyldone) from The
> The same applies to location names, especially in rural East
> Cheshire, I've learned!
> I'd be grateful if list members would engage in a discussion of this
> topic -- with the awareness that I'll be drawing from it for the
> aforementioned article.
> Looking back through archives of Cheshire-L, I can't find any threads
> that really discuss this in detail. If I missed something, I'd
> appreciate a pointer.
> Thanks in advance!
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