OTWO, I hear you. I'm always asked for my mother's maiden name (last name) for security reasons.
So snowbird, I'll give out great-grandmothers, first names only.
Mona, Agnes, Gertrude, Elizabeth (born mid to late 1800's)
Awww, what the heck. G-G Grandmothers - Margaret, Jane, Hellen, Sarah, Agnes, Mary, Elizabeth, Hannah (early to middle 1800's)
My family tree goes way back. Scottish heritage; we do that. The repeated first names can be attributed to the Scottish naming pattern, which does seem to bear out once I started filling in my family tree. It's broken down in modern times, of course.
- First born son named for the paternal grandfather
- Second son named for the maternal grandfather.
- Third son named for the father.
- First born daughter for the paternal grandmother.
- Second daughter for the maternal grandmother
- Third daughter for the mother.
But my granddaughter's (patrilineal) African lineage goes even farther back. Her lineage was preserved through song.