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meekhcs
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Post by meekhcs »

A simple tip which came to mind as I was updating my Husband's Tree.

Very often children will be given Family names as middle names. Usually the Mother's maiden name. Hoever I have come across several instances today whereby the middle name relates to a surname from previous generations, OR in a couple of cases from the Lanlord that the father rents land from.

Backwards and forwards research can solve many problems but often a sideways search is just as useful.

Mick Loney
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Post by Mick Loney »

Don’t forget godparents, grandparents or sponsors. They are often added as middle names.

Amazinggrace
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Post by Amazinggrace »

I have also come across a very unusual middle name.
It turned out to be the name of the hotel his parents stayed on honemoon.
G :D race

Mick Loney
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Post by Mick Loney »

Brooklyn Beckham comes to mind! :lol: :lol:

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