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From: Lynne Charles <>
Subject: Re: [SFK-UK] Question re middle names
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 17:59:35 +0000
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In my mothers line on the Kent side some males,where given there mothers and grandmothers surname's as middle names.
Happy new Year and research for 2009. Lynne
> From: > To: > Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 17:02:01 +0000> Subject: Re: [SFK-UK] Question re middle names> > > > Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 08:25:32 -0800> To: > From: > Subject: [SFK-UK] Question re middle names> > Hello Listers and Thelma,> > What I am anxious to know is if it was common for folk to assume > second/middle names in more recent times when in fact their > birth/bapt, marriage, census and even death certs never ever > indicated a second/middle name.>> > I don't know how common it is, but I have an instance of it too, in Norfolk in the 1800s. My husband's GGG Grandfather was baptised William Starkings in 1829 in Martham. His marriage certificate has extra Christian names Everitt Swan, with a father William Everitt Swan Starkings, although the baptism I found has William born illegitimately to Mary Starkings. William's son, my husband's GG Grandfather, was registered William in 1854, but by his marriage had acquired an Everitt. In my case I'm thinking the Everitt Swan might hold some clue as to William's natural father, but don't know how I'm ever going to find evidence of this.> > This of course has no relevance to Suffolk, neither does it refer to an emigration, as far as I can tell, just an example of how names do somehow seem to appear out of nowhere!!> > Happy New Year!!> > Regards,> > Jan> _________________________________________________________________> Get a bird’s eye view of the world with Multimap>>; > -------------------------------> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message
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