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06 March 2015

Repeated Names?

In some time periods and cultural groups, using names of deceased children for later children was not uncommon. Families could easily have three children with the same name. A Geske born in 1746 who died in 1748 could have been the first of that name. Another Geske born in 1749 who died in 1749 could have been followed by a third child with that name born in 1751.


  1. I have a number of families where this is the case.

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  3. Names repeated to honor deceased members are known as necronyms.