Named After An Ancestor Who Died 100 Years Before I Was Born

Maiden names as middle names can be passed down for quite a number of generations. This World War II draft registrant was named for his ancestor James Rampley who died in Harford County, Maryland in 1817. Often names aren’t passed down this long, but it can happen.

 

These World War II draft registration cards are indexed in Ancestry.com‘s  “U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.” The actual card images are on Fold3.com.

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2 thoughts on “Named After An Ancestor Who Died 100 Years Before I Was Born

  1. Becky Leeman

    My grandson was named Riley in 2005, after my great-grandfather who was born around 1850, because they liked the name

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