Unique Baby Name – Suffrage

Suffrage Adelia VanHook was born in North Carolina in 1864.

So far, she’s the only U.S.-born person I know of with the name Suffrage. (Suffrage is the right to vote, btw.)

Suffrage’s father had fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War. This suggests to me that her name is a reference to women’s suffrage, not to black suffrage.

That’s just a guess, though. Is anyone out there a descendant who could tell me the real story behind Suffrage’s name?

P.S. Suffrage had siblings named Charles, Carey, Charlotte, Edgar, Isaac and Robert.


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