The Accidental Genealogist is running her annual “Fearless Females” month of March. I’m so happy to be joining in, although admittedly a little late. I will attempt to catch up before the end of the month. If you want to see her blog and prompts you can look here: http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com/2015/02/back-for-sixth-year-fearless-females.html

The prompt for March 3:

“Do you share a first name with one of your female ancestors? Perhaps you were named for your great-grandmother, or your name follows a particular naming pattern. If not, then list the most unique or unusual female first name you’ve come across in your family tree.”

There isn’t a tradition of naming in my family for females and I am not named after anyone. There have been a few interesting female names I have encountered in my research though:

  • Sabra Cather (1859-1945) She was my 2nd great-grandmother’s sister. I think her name is beautiful!
  • Keziah Rhodes (1790-1872) Rhodes is not her maiden name, but I don’t know it. Keziah was not a name I had seen before I began researching. I had to look it up to learn that it is biblical name that was quite popular at the time.
  • Luella Beal (1860-1875) Another non-direct relative.
  • Ambie (Living) A distant cousin that my dad actually knew in school but they didn’t know they shared some ancestors!
  • Marilia (1922-2010) I don’t know her maiden name but she married a great uncle of mine while he was stationed in South America during WWII. She and her name are both gorgeous!

I look forward to finding lots more unique and interesting names of my female ancestors!

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