Puritan names

Entertaining-by-modern-standards Puritan names: part one (2012), part two (2013). The posts don’t explicitly say whether these are real historical Puritan names or modern made-up ones, but I think the former.

They appear to be extracted from Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature, by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley (1888), which you can now view online in its entirety at the Public Domain Review by following that link.

One Response to “Puritan names”

  1. Elizabeth

    I was hoping to see the name of my ancestor Resolved Winslow, but alas no. I’d like to know what were they called verbally as well; I’m assuming ” Obadiah-bind-their-kings-in-chains-and-their-nobles-in-irons Needham” was called “Obadiah,” but something like ” Abuse-not Collyer” gets a little trickier.


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