Thursday, November 02, 2006

Bank & Holiday

During my research into my own family I've come across some strange census entries. Some people have some weird and funny names whereas sometimes census enumerators decide to give people some strange names!

This is a funny example that I saw once on exhibition at the Family Records Centre in London, unfortunately it covers two pages of the census. It seems that these parents had their twin children during the May Bank Holiday. Interestingly, this census is from 1881, just 10 years after the 1871 Act was brought in to establish the UK Bank Holidays.

Bank & Holiday Munslow !

Here are some links to someother strange census and parish record entries:
Funny Census Names
Funny census names from Randy Seaver's blog
Even more funny names from Rany Seaver's blog
From Randy Seaver again!
Funny names and marriages from Cornwall
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Humour

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