Medieval Naming Guides: Early 17th Century English Names
Early 17th Century English Names
Surnames in Durham and Northumberland, 1521-1615, by Julie
- Over 5000 surnames recorded in Durham and Northumberland between 1521
- Given names
from Parish Marriage Registers of Northumberland and Durham, 1530-1830, by
- A database of given names from some of the parish registers
listed in GEN UKI, a UK and Ireland
genealogy site. This compilationis part of Galbi's collection of lists of
Given Names in
England Before 1800. The second column is a code identifying the
place where the name was recorded, the third the date of the marriage,
the fourth the original spelling of the given name, and the fifth a
standard modern spelling of that name. The last column gives the sex
(1 = female, 2 = male).
Biographical Index to the Elizabethan Theater, by David J Kathman
- A draft list of people involved in English theater between 1558 and
1642. Alternate spellings of names are given and all entries are
carefully referenced. This is a pretty good source for names,
particularly since it includes a large selection of dat4ed surnames.
Passenger Lists, 1600-1700, at The Olive Tree Genealogy
- An index of 17th century documents at Olive Tree's website and
elsewhere. Those dated before 1630 are listed below.
Ship Passenger and Immigration Lists: The Sea Venture, 1609
- About three dozen names, a few of them feminine.
- Records of 17th Century Sheffield, by
R. E. Leader, transcribed by Eric Youle
- Several documents, all available from Youle's index
Sheffield Local History Material. Of particular interest are:
- Names in
the Protestation of 1642 in Manchester, by Douglas Galbi
- A database of names, part of Galbi's collection of lists of
Given Names in
England Before 1800. The second and third columns give the
original spellings of the given and surnames, the fourth gives a
standard modern spelling of the given name, and the last column
gives the sex (1 = female, 2 = male). There are only two women
Persons in the Book Trade in Norwich before 1650, by Duncan Macquarrie
- A short list of names extracted from a history book.
Most Common Names in England from 1600 - 1630, by Duncan Macquarrie
- Copied from Appendix C of Names and Naming Patterns in England,
1538 - 1700, by Scott Smith-Bannister, Clarendon Press, Oxford,
Naming the Honourable Artillery Company, by Duncan Macquarrie
- The various ways this company was identified in documents from 1537 to
Transported Convicts, at Genealogy Quest
- Transcriptions of warrants issued 1617 to 1669, containing many names,
masculine and feminine.
Mayflower Passengers, at mayflowerfamilies.com
- An index of passengers with links to documents about some families.
Records of the Virgina Company, 1620-1, ed. Jim Gallman
- A few dozen names of mixed gender.
Fortune Passenger List, at mayflowerfamilies.com
- The ship Fortune arrived at Plymouth in 1621. About 15 names.
- Passenger list,
ship Anne, 1623.
- A list of passengers on one of the Pilgrim ships.
- Links to
16th century parish registers, provided by Julie Stampnitzky
- GEN UKI, a UK and Ireland
genealogy site, hosts a collection of parish registers. Julie has created
links to the ones that start in the 16th century; most of them run to the
18th or 19th century. If you focus on the early entries, these are good
sources for late-period names, especially surnames.
- English Given Names from 16th and Early 17th C Marriage Records, by Arya
nhwy merch Catmael
- A catalogue of the given names found in the GEN UKI parish registers cited a
- English Sign Names From 17th Century Tradesman's Tokens, by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada
- Shop, inn, and tavern sign names sorted by pattern and designator.
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