Sunday, 25 May 2014

52 Ancestors - What's in a name?

Halfway through the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge it is interesting to look at the naming patterns within the family trees.

Looking at the given names of female ancestors featured in the first 26 posts, Sarah and Mary are the most popular female names with three ancestors named Sarah aand three named Mary. There are also two named Ann or Anne. Other names for female ancestors include Agnes, Elizabeth, Jane, Keziah and Susannah.

The male names are more evenly spread. There are two with the name of Charles, two named George, two named John and two named Simeon. The other names in the list are James, Richard, Thomas, Uriah and William.

Two of the more unusual names in the family tree are Letitia and Parthenia, the names given to two of the daughters of George Moses and Elizabeth Pendergast.

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