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Names from Copp’s Hill Burying Ground in Boston

Another cemetery!

The most bizarre name I spotted while reading through headstone inscriptions from Copp’s Hill Burying Ground (est. 1659) was Tickleemanbeck:

Tickleemanbeck, died 1702, Boston

Is that a surname or a first name? Or, was this a mononymous person? A Native American, maybe? I have no idea.

The rest of the more unusual names weren’t all that unusual, really, given the time period. Most of these occurred just once in the records:

  • A: Achsah, Ales, Almeda, Ammi, Annis, Aquila, Archibald, Artor, Asahel, Avis
  • B: Bethesda, Buckland
  • C: Cornelius, Cotton (Cotton Mather), Christiana, Christon, Custin
  • E: Edee, Eliphal, Ellsy, Esdras
  • F: Flora, Fortesque, Furnell
  • G: Gershom, Gibbins, Goodeth
  • H: Harbottle, Hemmen, Henretta, Hephsibah, Hezekiah, Hindreh (called Henry in other records), Holland, Hopestill, Hotton
  • I: Increase (Increase Mather)
  • J: Jemimia, Job, Joses, Judet
  • K: Kathron, Kezia
  • L: Lettice/Lettuce, Love
  • M: Mehetebel/Mehitabel
  • O: Obedience
  • P: Palsgrave, Pelatiah, Philander, Prissilah
  • R: Rosetta
  • S: Seeth, Sewall, Shem (Shem Drowne), Sibella, Silvanus
  • T: Tamazen, Temperance, Theodocia, Tickleemanbeck
  • W: Willmoth

Finally, here are two earlier posts with names from two more historical Boston cemeteries: King’s Chapel (est. 1630) and Granary (est. 1660).

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Unusual Real Names – Cedella, O’Brien, Smedley, Wolfdietrich

Another batch of ten very uncommon names:

  • Apichatpong Weerasethakul (born in 1970) – Thai film director.
  • Cedella “Ciddy” Marley Booker (born in 1926) – mother of Bob Marley.
  • Gumersindo Laverde Ruiz (born in 1835) – Spanish writer.
  • Lodowicke Muggleton (born in 1609) – English religious thinker.
  • MaVynee Betsch (born in 1935) – environmentalist and activist.
  • O’Brien Smith (born ca. 1756) – Irish-American politician.
  • Pelatiah Webster (born in 1726) – political economist and writer.
  • Smedley Darlington Butler (born in 1881) – at one time, the most decorated Marine in U.S. history. (Grandson of Smedley Darlington.)
  • Tomlinson Fort (born in 1787) – U.S. Representative from Georgia.
  • Wolfdietrich Schnurre (born in 1920) – German writer.