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Puzzling over an ancestor’s name

In my Scottish ancestry families tended to name children according to traditional Scottish naming patterns. So first son after father’s father, second after mother’s father, and so on, and a similar pattern for girls. Family surnames were often passed down … Continue reading

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Boys Lilias and Theresa in the family tree

Often Scottish families in the past named their children according to a simple pattern. So eldest son after father’s father, second after mother’s father, third after father. And for daughters the eldest was often named after the mother’s mother, second … Continue reading

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