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naming sequence sometimes used in families

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Hello, can anyone please tell me of the naming sequence that parents often gave their children i.e: named after the father, grandfather etc. I had it written down somewhere but I seem to have lost it.:)
 

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Hi Pejay

Not sure where I originally got this from, found it through all my Devon notes.


Below is the normal naming pattern of children in Devon. It might well have been the same for other areas and not all families followed it. But it might give you an idea.

1st son = father's father
2nd son = mother's father
3rd son = father
4th son = father's oldest brother
5th son = father's 2nd oldest brother or mother's oldest brother
1st dau = mother's mother
2nd dau = father's mother
3rd dau = mother
4th dau = mother's oldest sister
5th dau = mother's 2nd oldest sister or father's oldest sister


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Hi Pejay

Not sure where I originally got this from, found it through all my Devon notes.


Below is the normal naming pattern of children in Devon. It might well have been the same for other areas and not all families followed it. But it might give you an idea.

1st son = father's father
2nd son = mother's father
3rd son = father
4th son = father's oldest brother
5th son = father's 2nd oldest brother or mother's oldest brother
1st dau = mother's mother
2nd dau = father's mother
3rd dau = mother
4th dau = mother's oldest sister
5th dau = mother's 2nd oldest sister or father's oldest sister


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Hi CP,
It looks the same as the Scottish method, it must be a universal pattern.
I wonder where my mum and dad went wrong.?? DON'T ANSWER THAT.!!

Steve.:)
 

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Hi steve & crankypants many thanks for your replies, I will have to make sure it is in a place where it doesn't get lost also will earmark that webaddress. I guess it must be a universal naming system then. I wonder how accurate it was in finding that elusive ancestor? :)
 

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Hi steve & crankypants many thanks for your replies, I will have to make sure it is in a place where it doesn't get lost also will earmark that webaddress. I guess it must be a universal naming system then. I wonder how accurate it was in finding that elusive ancestor? :)
Hi Pejay,

It can help on some occasions. But, I have a line in my family where there are 3 generations of the same christian name.
William jnr. William snr. William snr snr.:confused: I would not be suprised if I find another one.
And other families with no name sequencies.
It's all a bit hit and miss I think.

Steve.:)
 

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I agree i don't think I will be rushing off looking for those elusiuve ancestors who just do not want to be found! Sometimes I think "It is right it works" and then all at once an odd name crops up and upsets the apple cart. :)
 

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I have added a sequence of names to my tree.

The sequence is:-- John(1674)->George(1702)->John(1727)->George(1769)->John(1801)->Ann(1826)(Mothers name).

So it does work out sometimes. I have yet to find out if Ann(1826) had a brother called George.
Watch this space.

Steve.:)
 

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I have added a sequence of names to my tree.

The sequence is:-- John(1674)->George(1702)->John(1727)->George(1769)->John(1801)->Ann(1826)(Mothers name).

So it does work out sometimes. I have yet to find out if Ann(1826) had a brother called George.
Watch this space.

Steve.:)
Yes, Ann had a brother George born 1833. first born son. Second born son/brother is John(1836).

Blimey.!!!

Steve.:)
 

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:confused: no - I tried really hard to fit them in, but they were having none of it. :eek: There seems to be quite a few names that keep cropping up but whether they are family names or just popular names for the time I do not know -never mind I will have to keep trying :)
 

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