My line from James, son of Conquest Wyatt (who was grandson of Haute) has SO MANY Johns!

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I may have too many Johns in my tree between my 2nd great grandfather, Jacob Dillard Wyatt and Conquest Wyatt's son James. I have 4 generations of John in between. The 2 more recent are listed in my Ancestry DNA match groups, I can feel more confident of those but tracing the other 2 has yet to be reliable or fulfilling.

 

Please help me figure this out!
asked in Genealogy Help by Amanda Croy G2G Crew (410 points)

"SO MANY Johns!"

*Giggle*

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Amanda, the best answer in this situation was given here on another thread: text your ancestors and tell them to retroactively give unique names to their children. :-)  

Aside from that, it just takes digging. You’ll get it somewhere and someday. My Berryhill line is just like that, everybody naming their kids the same names over and over again. Makes my collateral lines an absolute mess!
answered by Pip Sheppard G2G6 Pilot (842k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
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It could be worse, in my lines we have a lot of John Smith's.
answered by Dale Byers G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
or they could be Welsh and use variants of "John" to add variety: John ap Evan ap Ieuan ap Ifan ap Jevan ap...
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Don't worry - in my ancestry, there was at one point 4 or five ancestors in a row - all father and son - named Jean Messervy (Jean being French for John).  So, there's a similar situation to you.
answered by J-M Mustchin G2G6 (6.3k points)
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My mom likes to joke that there’s so many Johns in our family that we could have a whorehouse. wink

answered by Janettee McCrary G2G6 Mach 1 (10.8k points)

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