Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pilgrim Baby Names

Happy American Thanksgiving!
The Puritans & other first colonists seem to have quite the reputation for crazy word-names. In honor of Thanksgiving, I decided to see how true that was. So, here are the children of the Pilgrims--some travelled on the Mayflower; most were born in the New World (and one was born on the voyage...take a guess which! :p).

Boys:
  • Alexander
  • Bartholomew
  • Benjamin (x2)
  • Caleb (x2)
  • Charles
  • David 
  • Edward (x2)
  • Francis
  • George
  • Giles
  • Isaac (x3)
  • Jabez
  • Jacob
  • James
  • Jasper
  • John (x11)
  • Jonathan
  • Joseph (x6)
  • Josiah
  • Josias
  • Love
  • Myles
  • Nathaniel (x3)
  • Oceanus 
  • Peregrine
  • Resolved
  • Richard
  • Samuel (x3)
  • Stephen
  • Thomas
  • William (x2)
  • Wrestling
  • Zachariah

Girls:
  • Abigail
  • Ann
  • Constance 
  • Damaris
  • Deborah
  • Desire (x2)
  • Dorcas
  • Elizabeth (x11)
  • Ellen
  • Hannah (x2)
  • Hester
  • Hope
  • Jane
  • Lora
  • Lydia 
  • Mary (x10)
  • Mercy (x2)
  • Patience
  • Priscilla (x3)
  • Rachel
  • Rebecca (x2)
  • Remember
  • Ruth (x3)
  • Sarah (x4)
  • Susanna