Re: oop's : William Johnston naming convention
- Hello Marilyn,
thank you for your enquiry and what I did was make a seperate posting
with the information I have in case others may wish to make use of it.
When I was supplied with this information from a fellow researcher it
made my life easier and seemed to make sense when you look at it. It
seems that it also works with you as well.
As you can see from previous posts from Linda and Lorna, because of
the name Penman mixed in thier family names it is most likely that
they are related.
From my family research it seems that my Johnston(e) line is also
Scottish Johnstone and Irish Johnston(e).
I have also a list of earlier Occupations (eg Baxter = Baker) and
Medical Conditions (eg Apoplexy = Stroke) if any one thinks I should
If you (or any one else) requires information on births, deaths and
marriage between 1837 - 1920 in VICTORIA ONLY I can look the
information up. It may take a couple of weeks as I am moving house
this weekend to a rural location and I will need time to settle in
and sort out the broadband issue.
good luck with the research and thanks again for your email
--- In JohnstonAustralia@yahoogroups.com, "Marilyn Laxton"
>irish johnstons? Thank you for the description it seems to fit my
> Hi - Do you think this naming convention applies to the northern
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Tony Johnston
> To: JohnstonAustralia@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 8:04 PM
> Subject: [JohnstonAustralia] oop's : William Johnston
> Sorry Linda,
> In my previous post I refered to you as Lorna when I meant Linda.
> I got a little confused with names because Lorna answered you.
> But never mind as the information I posted will be relevent to
> With regards to Lorna's reply to you about having name Penman aspart
> of the given name, I would say that it is most likely that youare
> I say that because of the traditional Naming Convention of the
> Here is a quick explanation.
> Scottish, 1700 to 1800's.
> First daughter - named for maternal grandmother
> Second daughter - named for paternal grandmother
> Third daughter - named after her mother
> Other daughters were named after other family members
> First son - named after paternal grandfather
> Second son - named after maternal grandfather
> Third son - named after his father
> This policy holds true unless one family member had more assets
> higher social standing than the other. One unique aspect ofScottish
> naming was that if two grandmothers or two grandfathers had thesame
> given name, two children in the same family would end up with thesame
> name. Another practice was to name daughters after the clergymanor
> other important male figure.Penman
> Hope this explains it.
> Tony Johnston
> Northern Territory.
> --- In JohnstonAustralia@yahoogroups.com, "lindaw1nner"
> <lindaw1nner@> wrote:
> > Searching for information on a William Johnston married Matilda
> > 1900.Children were/are Mary Isabella Penman Johnston,William
> > Johnston,Alan Penman Johnston.