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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Christian Name CATTELL.
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 18:50:50 +0100
In message <009901c68dbf$994a6f60$>, Eusebius1
>Is there anyone on the list researching HUDSON families who have children
>with the given name of CATTELL.
This represents the older style of honouring the maternal surname - just
using the surname itself, instead of John Cattell or George Cattell. So
somewhere there is likely to be a Hudson-Cattell marriage, and the
Cattells ought to be marginally 'better' - socially, financially - than
the Hudsons, or no onw would have bothered. Sometimes the naming comes
when the heiress of Mr X (say Knightley)marries Mr Y (Purefoy), and the
son is XY (Knightley Purefoy, in a report I am working on at the moment.
Sometimes there are brothers too, but using the name offers a hope of
lovely money rubbing off on the user.
It is a very good lead, anyway.
Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society