What’s In A Name?

Posted by Cyndi W. on April 22, 2013 at 11:41 pm
Apr 222013

I’ve noticed that many of our ancestors named their children for another member of the family, parents, grandparents, uncles, etc. And apparently some of our ancestors named children for somebody famous, or close friends. So, I started wondering, how did my parents choose my name? I asked Mom today, and she said that her mother picked my name. Luckily, I like my name! But I sure wish I could ask my grandmother how she came up with my name.

I just discovered that my Dad had a cousin whose middle name was the same as my Dad’s father’s and brother’s middle names: ‘Connery’ So now I’m curious – where did Connery come from? Was it somebody famous, or was it a family name before my grandfather was named? I sure wish I knew the story behind that name!

William Connery Lethco

Cyndi W.

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