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Campbell and Naming Guide of Children

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Re: Campbell and Naming Guide of Children

Posted: 19 Nov 2012 5:34PM GMT
Classification: Query

Our ancestors often used the following naming procedure when picking out a
name for a new child. This explains why certain names are VERY common in a
given family line. Watching for these patterns can help in your genealogy
research.

1st son = father's father
2nd son = mother's father
3rd son = father
4th son = father's oldest brother
5th son = father's 2nd oldest brother or mother's oldest brother
1st dau = mother's mother
2nd dau = father's mother
3rd dau = mother
4th dau = mother's oldest sister
5th dau = mother's 2nd oldest sister or father's oldest sister
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