Category Archives: Naming Patterns & Given Names

Middle Names and Surnames (#SurnameSeries)

I have not written about given names or middle names previously, but often these can provide insight into the history of a family or perhaps the links to family and, or friends. Many of us have middle names, given to … Continue reading

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Naming Patterns

Naming patterns across Europe tend to following this pattern. In England this happens less though. It is however common for parents to name offspring after themselves. 1st son – after the paternal Grandfather 2nd son – after the maternal Grandfather … Continue reading

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