Have you participated in the Question of the Week yet? Every Friday a genealogy-related question is posed to community members in our G2G Forum. You can join in the fun and share a little about yourself and learn about your fellow WikiTreers! Follow the tag “question_of_the_week” to get the new question each week.

Last week we asked “What’s the most unusual name you’ve found in your family tree?”

Here are just a few of the answers we received:

  • I have an ancestor who’s name is Revilo Oliver.  His first name is his last name spelled backwards! ~ Marietta
  • Grace Winifred Jessica Jane TWEEDALE.  Nothing too strange about that?  How about the fact that she lived through the era of the flappers, and called herself Trilby Tweedale, describing herself in the 1939 Register as a ‘mannequin and film actress’?  In fact, Trilby Tweedale features in just about every Connection/Relationship Finder which connects me to somebody.  She’s my ‘gateway ancestor’. ~ Ros
  • I would have to say I had a laughing fit when I discovered a distant ancestor married someone named “Marmaduke Constable”. I thought for sure this would make him easy to trace, but no – apparently Marmaduke Constable was a family name! So many Marmadukes! ~  Kristen
  • The best name I’ve come across is Morris Morris who was born in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, USA  on 10 Feb 1877. No word on what his middle name was. ~ Michael
  • My ancestor, Federal Constitution Sprague, was born in October 1790. The recently written document codifying the principles of the new United States must have been very important to his parents. ~ Deanna
  • I actually have a “Harry Potter” in my family tree. ~ Louella

If you have an ancestor with an unusual name, it’s not to late to chime in here!  You can also join in this week’s question: What’s your most memorable genealogical find?

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  2 Responses to “What’s the most unusual name you’ve found in your tree?”

  1. The strangest name I found was Jno as a first name. Was that pronounced Ja know or was the name Jon mangled neatly on the marriage certificate and in census records.

  2. This is one of my all-time favorites! 🙂

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