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From: "Ann Witton" <>
Subject: RE: YORKSGEN-D Digest V06 #294
Date: Fri, 05 May 2006 14:08:57 +0100
Judy has been a great help to lots of us in the past.
>Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 14:27:44 -0400
>From: "Audrey Travis" <>
>Judy, please do not deprive other listers to Yorksgen of the knowledge &
>help that you so readily offer. You have helped me on numerous occassions,
>not always direct but with you answers to other's questions.
> Audrey, Ontario, Canada.
>Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 14:50:41 -0400
>From: "Kathleen Ogg-Moss" <>
>Subject: Re: [YKS] Re: Middle names when not family names
>If you don't want to listen to Roy, you have a delete button. You don't
>to read it. Kathleen
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Roy Stockdill" <>
>Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 7:09 AM
>Subject: [YKS] Re: Middle names when not family names
> >> From: "eril and frank" <>
> >> I would like to hear the list's views on possible origins of middle
> >> where they do not seem to be family names (eg mother's maiden name).
> >> Yorkshire/Lincs man named three of his children with the middle names
> >> Paddison, Osland and Thornton (1830s-1840s). These names do not appear
> >> to
> >> be connected with his or his wife's forebears. Would they be places
> >> perhaps? Or significant friends' names?>
> > Depending on how back you've gone, you may find they do in fact turn
> > out to be family names, perhaps of grandparents and even
> > great-grandparents. Or they may have been the names of uncles, aunts,
> > cousins and other peripheral relatives.
> > Another possibility is godparents or, as you suggest, close friends
> > and/or business associates whom they admire and wish to mark their
> > affection for by giving their names to their children.
> > Yet another possibility is the name of the doctor or midwife who
> > delivered the child. Oh yes, it did happen!
> > And, of course, you will very often find children being given the
> > middle names of heroes like Nelson, Wellington, etc, though that
> > doesn't seem to be the case here.
> > Often some lateral thinking is required. Look around amongst other
> > family members or amongst known friends and associates and perhaps an
> > answer may leap out at you.
> > Roy Stockdill
> > Web page of the Guild of One-Name Studies:- www.one-name.org
> > Newbies' Guide to Genealogy & Family History:-
> > www.genuki.org.uk/gs/Newbie.html
> > One would be in less danger
> >>From the wiles of the stranger
> > If one's own kin and kith
> > Were more fun to be with
> > Ogden Nash
> > ==== YORKSGEN Mailing List ====
> > Yorkshire BMD
> > Births, Marriages and Deaths on the Internet:
> > http://www.yorkshirebmd.org.uk/
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