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Re: If you want to know more about researching Jewish ancestors...

Posted: 2 Mar 2012 6:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Eastman

I have a question about the given names shown here:
they are my ancestors, and as long as I've known, my family on my dad's side has always been Christian.

When I started researching our ancestors, though, I kept coming up with these seemingly out of place names! I've shown someone else this webpage, and they said that the names were probably just Biblical, but I'm not completely sold on that idea yet. Was it common for English and early Americans to give their children names with Hebrew origins?

The thing that really gets me is how inconsistent the names are. One generation, it's Abigails left and right, and the next the names are just so...strange! I made a long list of all of the names, but you can just skim through them. Most of their surnames are Eastman, although a few of them married into the family. I've searched for some of them on google, but haven't gotten a single result.

The names all clump together when I paste them here, so I'll add them in a different post. :)

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
PHILIPT18 27 Feb 2011 2:54PM GMT 
margaret17230 22 Apr 2011 9:29AM GMT 
mi2early 22 Apr 2011 1:51PM GMT 
jrbodinen1 29 Jul 2011 7:37PM GMT 
PHILIPT18 23 Apr 2011 8:21PM GMT 
MarionCrofts1... 29 Jun 2011 11:40PM GMT 
ifromgrimsby 23 Aug 2011 1:22PM GMT 
JKAPULSKI42N 18 Oct 2011 3:18PM GMT 
PHILIPT18 23 Oct 2011 11:42AM GMT 
Kate Eastman 3 Mar 2012 1:51AM GMT 
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