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17047Re: [genpcncfir] Order of naming children in North Carolina

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  • Gil Harris
    Nov 4, 2008
      Wow..Thats kinda confusing...I guess my family didnt follow the
      system..Thank you for that info..Very helpful..
      I am the oldest son of Vernon Washington Harris and Maddie Dail Harris...
      My great Grandfather was Guilford Harris, my Grandfather was Pinkney
      Harris..So they named me Guilfrord Pinkney Harris..
      My father was born on George Washington's birthday so I guess thats the
      reason for his name..
      Guilford Harris
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Judy N. Lewis" <jnlewis@...>
      To: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 9:32 AM
      Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Order of naming children in North Carolina

      Naming Traditions:

      First son: father's father

      Second son: mother's father

      Third son: father

      Fourth son: father's oldest brother

      Fifth son: father's second oldest brother or mother's oldest brother

      First daughter: mother's mother

      Second daughter: father's mother

      Third daughter: mother

      Fourth daughter: mother's oldest sister

      Fifth daughter: mother's second oldest brother or father's oldest sister (I
      wondered why I have found two daughters by the name of William)

      Middle name: mother's maiden name of surnames of close friends

      This info was found in the USGenWeb Archives
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Louise" <champright@...>
      To: genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, November 4, 2008 5:42:06 AM (GMT-0500) America/New_York
      Subject: [genpcncfir] Order of naming children in North Carolina

      At one time I had a list of how each child in the family was named in a
      North Carolina family. Does anyone have that list? I remember that the first
      son was named after his two grandfathers. That practice was carried on to
      this day in my Nichols family. The son named after his father (Jr.) was one
      of the later sons.

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