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Real First Names (surname: Guenther)

Real First Names (surname: Guenther)

Posted: 8 Nov 2011 5:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Nov 2011 5:23AM GMT
Surnames: Guenther
Females of "Izey" and "Gettie" are listed on a US census. What are their real first names?

Re: Real First Names

Posted: 8 Nov 2011 10:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Unless you can find documentary evidence you will never know! However Iszy/Isa/Issy can be abbreviations for Isabel/Isabella/Isabelle. Gettie - only guess would be possibly Gertrude. Hope this helps.

Re: Real First Names

Posted: 12 Nov 2011 2:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for your reply. I though Gettie might be short for Gertrude; however, I had no idea about Izey so I will check out the names of Isabel/Isabella/Isabelle. Thanks again!

Re: Real First Names

Posted: 12 Nov 2011 3:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Maybe also Izetta or Isolde

Re: Real First Names (surname: Guenther)

Posted: 12 Nov 2011 3:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Also, are they listed with these same first names on more than one census? Often you'll find someone listed with a different name in different years — maybe one year they used a nickname; the next census year, they didn't.

Re: Real First Names (surname: Guenther)

Posted: 12 Nov 2011 6:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
A further thought, as these would appear to be German names - Gitta is a fairly common shortening for Brigitte and Izey could also come from Isolde, but, as said, how could it ever be proved unless you have an official document?

Re: Real First Names

Posted: 13 Nov 2011 2:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks everyone for your help - at least I have some ideas on what the names may be and where to look!

Re: Real First Names

Posted: 13 Nov 2011 6:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
LH hit it on the head. We need to find our folks on all available census records. Data on one census record is not etched in stone fact. Dick
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