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cbc58

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iconnumber posted 08-24-2018 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cbc58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Courtesy of WEV's site:

Edward White:
Gawen Brown:
Samuel Purple:
Andrew Green:
William Black:

Any others ??

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iconnumber posted 08-25-2018 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cbc58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First names also count...

Ivory Hall :

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iconnumber posted 08-27-2018 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wish one day to find an example of Foster & Purple. Gotta love that Georgia silver.

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iconnumber posted 08-28-2018 10:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cbc58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd just like to know how someone gets the last name Purple.

Here's another:

Robert Gray:

If we extend this to surnames related to the trades - it could get interesting.

Were Butler and Baker candlestick makers? Are Smiths originally smiths? Other smiths with names related to the trades?

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iconnumber posted 09-03-2018 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cbc58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As I research some spoons - come across some unusual names. Here's one:

Eliphalet W. Dennison
Bangor, ME 1842-1847

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iconnumber posted 09-03-2018 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
As I research some spoons - come across some unusual names. Here's one:

Eliphalet W. Dennison
Bangor, ME 1842-1847


It gets better -- his middle name was Wharf.

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cbc58

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iconnumber posted 09-03-2018 02:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cbc58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by wev:
It gets better -- his middle name was Wharf.

I love it.


Here is another - wonder how he earned his middle name:

John Strangeways Hutton
New York, NY 1720 and
Philadelphia, PA 1735-c. 1781

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