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From: "Lynette Oakes" <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] British naming customs
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 20:16:01 +0100
In-Reply-To: <20070701185931.2070B1345@ctb-mesg-2-2.saix.net>


Hello Yvonne,
We do have an Isabella. My line of Richardsons went to Australia +/-1885
and then on to South Africa +/-1901. I could check and come back to you.
Lyn

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From:
[mailto:] On Behalf Of Yvonne
Fountain
Sent: 01 July 2007 20:00
To:
Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] British naming customs

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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