Unusual Real Names – Bland, Stith, Theophylact, Zealous

Here’s another list of peculiar names that belonged to various American men:

  • Bland Ballard (1761-1853) – soldier and statesman.
  • Burgoyne Diller (1906-1965) – abstract painter.
  • Comfort Sands (1748-1834) – merchant, banker and politician.
  • Crispus Attucks (c.1723-1770) – first of five civilians killed in the Boston Massacre.
  • Errett Bishop (1928–1983) – mathematician.
  • Fitz-Greene Halleck (1790-1867) – poet.
  • Grantzberg Hart (born in 1961) – musician.
  • Jouett Shouse (1879-1968) – lawyer, newspaper publisher, and politician.
  • Reverdy Johnson (1796-1876) – statesman and jurist.
  • Ringgold Lardner (1885-1933) – sports columnist and writer.
  • Spottswood William Robinson (1916-1998) – civil rights attorney and judge.
  • Squire Whipple (1804-1888) – civil engineer.
  • Stith Thompson (1885-1976) – folklorist.
  • Theophylact Bache (1735-1807) – merchant.
  • Verplanck Colvin (1847–1920) – lawyer, author and topographical engineer.
  • Zackquill Morgan (18th cen.) – founder of Morgantown, West Virginia. Son of Morgan Morgan.
  • Zealous Tower (1819-1900) – American soldier and civil engineer.

“Comfort Sands” might make a nice name for a beachside resort, don’t you think?


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