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From: Mary Jane Smith <>
Subject: Re: APG-D Digest V05 #370
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 20:02:48 -0500
This holds true in my husband's family as well -- the Smiths -- but
not until the eighteenth century, when they began to use middle
names. Actually, they used the mother and grandmother's maiden names
as middle and sometimes even first names, helping to form distinctive
names for an otherwise undistinguished name.
At 09:19 PM 12/11/2005, you wrote:
>Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 18:57:32 -0500
>From: "Allison Ryall" <>
>Subject: Re: [APG] Naming patterns
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>I have seen a naming pattern hold true for my husband's
>English/Welsh side of the family. Off the top of my head I don't
>remember exactly what it is but it has helped to solve a few road
>blocks on that side of the family on more than one occassion.
>His family was great at giving the children middle names which were
>originally the mother's and/or grandmother's maiden names.
>Allison L. Ryall
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