52Ancestors52Weeks Weird Names

Oh yes there are some interesting names in our ancestry. Typically, the odd ones in my tree are all on my mother’s paternal side. It’s the European’s all the way. My father’s side all seen to be “normal” and familiar. So for this week I will just list some of the first names. But, if I think of it, they are just as weird as some of the 21st century ones of today. Here are some of the strange or let’s say odd male and female names in my family tree. I did not include any of the Dutch names because I do not know if they are odd or not. Enjoy!

Experience

Welcome

Thankful

Sophronia

Craney

Ahira (great grandfather)

Hopestill (7th great grandmother and her last name was Holley and married a Worden)

Jabish

Joram, Jorum (great great grandfather)

Lycurgus

Orpha

Parley (my great great grandfather)

Sweeting

Waite

Weed (oh this is really interesting and he is not from the 1960s, but the 1700s)

Wealthy

Ahasuerus (I believe this man is a Tory-ugrrr a traitor!)

Amasa

Mourning

Manassah

Massena (on Mom’s mother’s side)

Rolla

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Shelley Murphy, aka “familytreegirl”, a native of Michigan residing in Central Virginia, Shelley has been an avid genealogist for over 25+ years researching the Davis, Marsh, Goens/Goins/Goings, Roper, Boyer, Worden, Cureton, and Murphy family lines. She is a Coordinator and faculty for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), presents Genealogy 101 workshops at the local community college, state and national genealogy conferences. She holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and works as an adjunct professor for Averett University. Murphy is known for her inspiring and interactive “Getting Started” Methods and Strategies for genealogy research, “Time and File management” along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures. Shelley currently has 20+ publications with Charlottesville Genealogy Examiner and the Central Virginia Heritage, a publication of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. She is an instructor for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI). Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Adjunct Professor, Professional Genealogist. Volunteers for American Red Cross as a Disaster Services Instructor, facilitates financial education workshops for the last 8 years, and former licensed Real Estate Broker
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12 Responses to 52Ancestors52Weeks Weird Names

  1. nada62 says:

    Wowsa! Those really are some interesting names!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Renate

  2. Eilene Lyon says:

    From your list, I’ve come across in my research a Thankful, Amasa, and Lycurgus.

  3. KTC says:

    Looks like some of ancestors some of these unusual names I have an Experience, two Thankfuls, two Hopestills, two Orphas, and three Parleys. 🙂

  4. KTC says:

    Okay, what the heck did I just write? I meant to say “Some of my ancestors share these unusual names…” I think it is time to call it a night!

  5. KTC says:

    For the Parleys, they are one Stott and two Mayhues. Experience is a Holway. The Thankfuls are a Bunnell and a Spencer. The Hopestills are Alden and Holway. The Orphas are Kerr and Myers.

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