Analyzing Names of Children

Try and determine where your relatives got the names for their children. Sometimes this can be difficult to determine (or even guess at) and there is no way to know for certain. However, looking for repeated names or using children’s names as clues may possibly jump start your research. Names are hints as to relationships. Usually they are not evidence.

In this family names that cannot be assigned to the mother’s family or politicians may have something to do with the father’s family.