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Lewis Co, Tennessee:
Basic Genealogy Helps

I have added some basic information that many researchers may find helpful.

Naming Patterns

This is a general naming pattern that was used.  Variations on it follow.  Naming patterns can help you locate earlier ancestors.

English and Welsh Naming Patterns:  1700-1870

Irish 1800's

Scottish 1700 - 1800 and Early Dutch

Old German

The first name of each Daughter was usually the first name of the Mother.  
The first name of the Son was usually the first name of the Father.  Often  the middle name of each child was the name of the baby's baptismal sponsor
and they were usually called by his/her middle name. 

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This page is 2001 by Cheryl Zelek.

This page was created on 10 January 2001.
This Page was last updated on Thursday, August 13, 2015.


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