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March 4, 2011

March 3 – Women’s History Month – Fearless Females

Filed under: FEARLESS FEMALES, MARCH - WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH — Tags: , — rootsresearcher @ 12:03 am

March 3 – Names and Naming Patterns

We are asked if we have a first name that we share with one of our female ancestors or perhaps we were named after our great grandmother or our name maybe follows a naming pattern.  If not, then we are asked to show the most unique or unusual female name we’ve come across in our family tree.

My name is Christine and although I was not named after any particular ancestor I almost share the name with that of my paternal side of the family ancestor Christianah Read born about 1835 in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, UK.  Christianah is the 2 x great granddaughter of my 6 x great grandfather Cozens Read.  Christianah married Samuel Flitney in 1856 at Aston Clinton and they had eight children.

I haven’t seen a particular naming pattern within my family although I think the ancestors from way back in the 1600s – early 1700s were doing something like a naming pattern.

I’m told by my parents that my dear Dad chose my name as he liked it and Mum agreed to it also so they went with that for me.



  1. I enjoyed reading your posts. I think your name is pretty and I love the ancestor who you’re “named after.”

    Comment by Paula — March 4, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

    • Hallo Paula, thank you for your comment and for visiting my blog. And thanks for the compliment about my name. 🙂
      Out of all the ancestors I have found Christianah is the only one with anywhere near similar to my name. I wasn’t named after her but I was very pleased when I came across her – I thought it rather nice to have an ancestor with a similar name to mine.

      Kind regards,

      Christine (rootsresearcher)

      Comment by rootsresearcher — March 4, 2011 @ 11:16 pm

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