Sunday, March 3, 2013
Celebrating Women's History Month Day 3-Unusual Names
Today's Blog Prompt from Lisa Alzo at The Accidental Genealogist :
Do you share a first name with one of your female ancestors? Perhaps you were named for your great-grandmother, or your name follows a particular naming pattern. If not, then list the most unique or unusual female first name you’ve come across in your family tree.
I was not named after any of my ancestors but I do have some unusual names to share!
My maternal Grandmother was named Azile Juanita Daughrity.
I have a Great Aunt named Asineath Baker and another named Effie Vida McManus.
A third Great Grandmother named Eliza Atiza Brazell. and one named Elvira America Booth.
A sixth Great Grandmother named Mehitable Spry.
Antoynette Williams born in 1914 in Kershaw County, SC may be a part of my Williams family.
One of the wives of a Great Grand Uncle was Posthuma Keels, a Seventh Great Aunt was named Sendiniah Cantey and a cousin three times removed named Zephra!
For some reason there are a large amount of ladies with the first name of William or Willie in my tree as well!