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From: "Diana Boothe" <>
Subject: [AR-SURNAMES] Fw: Giving A Child A Name-naming patterns
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 14:17:42 -0600
Off topic, but hopefully this might help someone in their research.....Happy
New Year everyone!
From: "Bill Blevins"
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 1:52 PM
Subject: Giving A Child A Name
Our ancestors often used the following naming procedure when choosing a name
for a new child. This will often give explanation as to why certain names
are very common in a given family. Watching these patterns can often be
helpful in genealogical research.
1st Son -- Father's Father
2nd Son -- Mother's Father
3rd Son -- Father
4th Son -- Father's Oldest Brother
5th Son -- Father's Second Oldest Brother or Mothers Oldest Brother
1st Dau -- Mother's Mother
2nd Dau -- Father's Mother
3rd Dau -- Mother
4th Dau -- Mother's Oldest Sister
5th Dau -- Mothers Second Sister or Father's Oldest Sister.
" We don't fully understand who we are - until we know the roots from which
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