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Thread #102820   Message #2087102
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
26-Jun-07 - 03:28 AM
Thread Name: Weird last names
Subject: RE: Weird last names
Looking through old church records throws up some amazing ones... especially the Victorian fad for giving children obscure Old Testament names... How would you like to be called 'Hepzibah'?

I did like Hester, who married her sweetheart Eli Pester, making her Hester Pester.

Then there was the delightful Sunecai Genteelai whose parents were William and Jane.

The Reverend Goforth did a lot of good works in Dorset in the 1860's... especially baptisms.