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From: "bouncing betty" <>
Subject: [ZA-EC] British naming customs
Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 14:24:06 +0000
In-Reply-To: <000b01c7bbe9$84d3b6f0$0600000a@terry70510c3>

Hi Terry

I have come across a wife's surname becoming a child's second name in one of
my other British lines, being given to the second daughter (but third
child), who then passed it on again as a second name to her third son where
the line ends for me. This is the only occurence of it that I've ever seen
in my British lines though. I feel the USMAR line is rather unique in this
case as I have 4 confirmed generations of the name being passed on, and
possibly another 2 needing proof.

Perhaps it was a custom of the times but the records and tradition got lost
over the years because you mention the 1700's and mine was added prior to
1880, but I haven't found when it came about yet ...

Can anyone else comment?


>From: "Terry Cockcroft" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] Since you're all there ... USMAR
>Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 16:10:01 +0200
>Hi Shelly,
>Apologies for calling you Betty. Funny that you have raised this matter of
>preserving the wife's name in subsequent generations. I have just come
>across this in the Cockcroft family line too & in my maternal grandfather's
>family where the name Cotton is carried on from a late 1700's family, who
>married into the Hughes family & then carried the family name Cotton into
>later generations. It is quite common in the USA today, but I feel uncommon
>in English society. Maybe I am wrong ?
>Terry Cockcroft
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