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From: Karen Fraser <>
Subject: Re: Unusual names Louisa Hinton TAYLOR
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 18:02:40 -0800
At 03:05 PM 1/19/99 +0000, Jan Cooper wrote:
>it usual to give children names that were the parent's parent's surnames
>? Louisa's grandmother (father's side) was called Eliza Hinton. This
>meaning that she ended up with two surnames ? Then why wasn't one of the
>names a surname from her mother's side ?
>The plot thickens...
My mother's name was Charlotte Baird CUMMINGS, Baird being her mother's
surname. My husband was given as a middle name the surname of his
grandmother on his father's side. This was a fairly common naming tradition
in Scotland. If only my Lancashire ancestors had followed this tradition!!