My Forgey grandparents used popular names such a Edna, and they decided to name all the boys names beginning with a C. So we have Cecil Clair, Charles Lynn (my grandfather), and Claude Applewhite. Later my Aunt Diane Kapple decided to name all her children names beginning with J. We have James, Judy. Jerry, and John. So these naming practices no longer aid in placing individuals in families. If I don't find similar names to previous generations I am no longer skeptical.
|Here we see some traditional Scots-Irish first names used by an immigrant family.|
|Here we see Hugh and Catherine using the names of their parents i.e. Archibald and Andrew.|
|This is my great-grandfather an his family in 1910 Jackson County, Indian. None of these names come from previous generations.|