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From: "bouncing betty" <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] British naming customs
Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 19:03:35 +0000
In-Reply-To: <20070701185931.2070B1345@ctb-mesg-2-2.saix.net>


Barclay? Scotland? ... Yes, I have quite a few if you want to try make a
connection.
Regards
Shelly


>From: "Yvonne Fountain" <>
>Reply-To:
>To: <>
>Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] British naming customs
>Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 20:59:36 +0200
>
>Hi Lyn, May I chip in with regard to the Richardson family. I had an aunt
>by marriage - Jean Mary Richardson - the daughter of John Richardson and ?
>Houston - siblings Meg (married name Barclay) and Ella (possibly Isabella)
>Richardson. When my aunt died, her son gave me some old photo's of the
>Richardson family. As far as I know the family also came from Scotland. I
>am open to correction but seem to remember my cousin telling me that he has
>a letter dated sometime in the 1800's written by one of the family in
>Scotland. I was just wondering if any of these names are familiar to you
>as I would love to find a home for these photographs.
>
>Yvonne
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From:
>[mailto:] On Behalf Of
>Lynette
>Oakes
>Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2007 8:34 PM
>To:
>Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] British naming customs
>
>May I chip in on this thread?
>I have Scottish antecedents and they had what we would consider surnames
>for
>second names. Elizabeth Stewart Richardson, Mary Wilson Richardson. Not
>so
>strange when a male child is given a second name of Duff or Lindsay. All
>these second names were surnames marrying into the Richardsons in prior
>generations.
>Lyn
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From:
>[mailto:] On Behalf Of
>bouncing betty
>Sent: 01 July 2007 15:24
>To:
>Subject: [ZA-EC] British naming customs
>
>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?
>
>Regards
>Shelly
>
> >From: "Terry Cockcroft" <>
> >Reply-To:
> >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 ?
> >Regards,
> >Terry Cockcroft
> >
> >
> >
> >
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