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Popularity of the Baby Name Crispus

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More Names from Boston Burials – Ziba, Buttolph, Fear

Granary, Boston
Granary Burying Ground, Boston
Last month I posted about interesting names that can be found at King’s Chapel Burying Ground, one of the two cemeteries on Boston’s Freedom Trail.

Today let’s check out interesting names that can be found at the other cemetery on the Trail, Granary Burying Ground (est. 1660).

Here’s what I spotted (using a book of inscriptions):

  • A: Azor, Appoline, Adelbart, Adino, Adna, Affia, Albion, Alfrena, Alithere (female), Alletta, Angalesa, Anjennette, Areton, Aroline, Atsey, Avid
  • B: Barachiah, Bethulia, Buttolph
  • C: Cassander, Clarenia, Collford, Cornwall, Crispus (Crispus Attucks), Cushing
  • D: Danforth, Dering, Duty (male)
  • E: Egatha, Electa, Eudoxa, Euphaime, Eustis
  • F: Fessenden, Fitzwilliam, Fear, Fidealia
  • G: Gad, Geradine, Grisell
  • J: Jacquith, Jenevie, Jennet, Jocastia
  • K: Knight
  • L: Laban, Lately, Lisley, Llewellyn, Lodusky (female), Loungo
  • M: Mahala, Malvina, Maranda, Melatiah (female), Metcalf, Moody
  • N: Nahum
  • O: Olimpia, Olander, Onesiphorus, Orinda, Ozias
  • P: Patterick, Peace (male), Pearly, Peletiah, Pepperell, Peregrin, Person, Philobeth (male), Phineas, Pilgrim, Plummer, Prosillo (female)
  • R: Rasilla, Reconcile, Roxana (“from Roxbury”)
  • S: Samartha, Seath, Seferanna, Sophronia, Stoddard, Stanhope, Sylvender
  • T: Tamer, Theophilus, Thusia, Trueman
  • W: Waitstill, Welthea, Wilhelmina, Winthrop
  • Z: Zera, Ziba (male)

All of the above were listed just once. Notable names that appeared more than once in the book include Almira/Elmira, Bathsheba, Dewitt, Doritha, Elbridge, Epes (relatives of Epes Sargent), Gamaliel, Gershom, Gillam, Increase, Jotham, Keziah, Louisiana, Mehitable/Mehetable, Nabby, Pamelia/Permelia, Persis, Rozamond/Rozamund, Silence, Sylvanus and Tamzen.

Source: Gravestone inscriptions and records of tomb burials in the Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Mass. (1918) by Ogden Codman


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?