Names, Dates and Places
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Names ,Dates and Places.
Names . The Scots have a unique naming patten whereby each child of their child’s are named after a particular relative.
In England they have no set patten . However you might generally find a couple having children named the child after themselves and their parents.
For example William the son of John and Mary marries Sophia daughter of George and Sarah. The issue of William and Sophia should be named such as John ,Mary,George,Sarah,William, Sophia.
Some couple will name the first two son after their fathers then the third son after the husband.
You will find also families which call the first son and daughter after . They name other children’s after their grandparents.The choice of childern’s names did not vary much through the generation to generation. The popular royal names (George , Elizabeth, Richard, William, Ann and Henry) couple with the more common biblical names (Sarah, Samuel , John , Thomas, Peter and Joseph) will form the bulk of the names given to childern’s.
Families often passed a name down through the generations .Names such as Victoria and Albert were almost unknown before they became famous public figures.
Rarely you would fine a child named William henry or Stephen Thomas before the 1800’s . Since double names were quite uncommon.
Only one Christian name was given per child . But in the 1800’s more than one name became fashionable idenifcation for an ancestor.