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First name Evenshut?

First name Evenshut?

Posted: 16 Mar 2013 8:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Found a baptism for a Evenshut Fleming 26 Jul 1807 St Peter Bolton. Never seen/heard this first name before. Does anyone recognise it or know of its origins? A Scottish or Irish name perhaps....or is it a name that has been totally misspelt and I've not cottoned on to what it is supposed to be? :/

Re: First name Evenshut?

Posted: 2 May 2013 2:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
I would suggest it could be a surname which someone has decided to use as a first name. One branch of a family I am associated with has men called Cockshutt, Harpur and Bache. If you take a good look they are all surnames which married into the family - with Harpur definitely being the name of a place as well. A closer male relative had the second name Beverley - because the family originally came from Beverley in Yorkshire. A name of some importance to the family, possibly to no one else. Just a suggestion.
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