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23 March 2012

Is That Odd First Name a Clue?

Is there a first name in your family that gets passed down from generation to generation and is somewhat unusual? Was it possibly someone's maiden name? While that's possible, don't hold to that theory too closely--it's also possible that the unusual name came from a non-relative. Unusual names are clues to potential information about a relationship, not proof.

1 comment:

  1. Those odd first names are not always maiden name of the mother. They could be the surname of the local doctor, friend of the family, prominent businessman in the community, or an elected official.