Names of Your G-Grandmothers

by snowbird 40 Replies latest social entertainment

  • snowbird

    My deepest thanks to all y'all.

    • Coffee, that is absolutely fascinating.
    • Sooner, you made me laugh @ "mean old bitty."
    • Ohio, you never cease to amaze me.
    • Palmie, I knew I loved you for more reason than one.
    • Paula, those are lovely names.
    • Little Rock, haven't heard from you in a while.
    • Chickpea, thank you so much. You are a jewel.

    In remembrance of my mother, Clara, deceased 9-21-05.


  • jgnat

    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.

  • snowbird

    I meant first names, only.

    Sorry for the confusion.


  • nancy drew
    nancy drew

    maternal great grandparents

    Mary and michael molly and David

  • snowbird

    Thanks, Nancy.

    Her lineage was preserved through song.

    The way of Africans.


  • Broken Promises
    Broken Promises

    One was called Elizabeth.

    That's the only one I can recall off the top of my head. We do have the family tree done back that far but I can't recall their first names.

  • snowbird

    Thanks, BP.


  • Palimpsest

    OnTheWayOut, security prompts usually ask for your grandmother's maiden name. If you're using your grandmother's first name, you're doing it wrong. ;) People here are likely just fine posting first names only. But yes, you're right to exercise caution, and no, I won't be posting mine.

  • snowbird
  • JRK

    I don't know my GGM's names, bur my grandmother's names were Mabel Zenith, and Ethel. Pretty bad, eh?


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