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From: Brian Pears <>
Subject: Re: [NMB] Middle names
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 00:50:06 +0100
>One or two people have mentioned the practice of giving an illegitimate
>child its father's surname as a middle name. I've just come across my
>ancestor John Morris RAWES, whose marriage record gives his father as John
>AINSWORTH. So the question is - if his mother was RAWES, who was MORRIS?
>Answers on a postcard, please.....
The mother or father's grandmother, perhaps? Granny's maiden
name is quite a common choice for the middle name of a child.
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