52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 3
Having the maiden name of “Johnson,” I’m thankful for family members with unusual names. Fortunately for me, my third-great-grandfather John Johnson (yes, really) chose unusual names for most of his sons: Eber, Enoch, Ezra, and Jeremiah. (There’s also John, Jr. because why not?! I’m glad I descend from Eber, which is so much easier to look for.) What unusual names do you have in your family tree?
I was wondering about this and then I started looking so thought I would do something different and do a list of sorts instead. I am sure this is many more than this. Some are just unusual spellings of a popular name.
The A-Z of Our Families Unusual Names
- Aubrey, Angel (My Daughter),
- Beata, Bazill.
- Cathren, Charity,
- Ellinor, Esaia (Asaya), Elspet. Elisth, Edeth,
- Fallon, Frena
- Hannibal, Hopton,
- Juda, Jone, Jas,
- Moyses, Marriot, Maddern, Matherine,
- Naomy, Nimrod, Naurence
- Patience, Pernyll,
- Rabidge, Richardus,
- Sybbell, Sibylla, Sibel, Sybill, Stephanus,
- Tipton, Thirza
- Urbane, Ureule, Ufn, Udalrich
- Werne, Wybrand