Skip to comments.10 Rare English Surnames About to Go Extinct
Posted on 07/26/2017 1:13:44 PM PDT by sodpoodle
Did you know that surnames can go extinct just like species do? Think about it: do you know anyone these days named Chaucer?
One historical reason for surnames becoming extinct was World War I. Often, men who were friends and neighbors served together; when there were mass casualties, a village or town might lose a whole generation of their men. Because names at that time were often specific to an area, a name could be almost completely eliminated.
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I then realized this is one more issue the feminists will seize on: Use the mother's name as the surname!!!!! Of course, with the pandemic of fathers, either not knowing they have a child, or, not caring - ancestry is going to be hard to trace.
Just thought this would be an interesting discussion.
Well, it looks like “Featherstonehaugh” (pronounced “Fan-Shaw”) is same for now!
And of course he Bassington-Bassingtons remain well-stocked:
I am familiar with the name Bassington-Bassington, sir. There are three branches of the Bassington-Bassington family - the Shropshire Bassington-Bassingtons, the Hampshire Bassington-Bassingtons, and the Kent Bassington-Bassingtons.”
“England seems pretty well stocked up with Bassington-Bassingtons.”
“Tolerably so, sir.”
“No chance of a sudden shortage, I mean, what?”
“Presumably not, sir.”
“And what sort of a specimen is this one?”
“I could not say, sir, on such short acquaintance.”
“Will you give me a sporting two to one, Jeeves, judging from what you have seen of him, that this chappie is not a blighter or an excrescence?”
“No, sir. I should not care to venture such liberal odds.
LOL!!!! You got me;)
Never fails to amaze me how Bertie turned into House. He may be a left-wing DB, but Laurie is one good actor.
The Throatwarbler-Mangrove family shall be duly and properly distressed at this news.
Some surnames need to go extinct.
Such as ‘Clinton’ and ‘Obama’......................
Why is it that nobody remembers the name of Johann Gambolputty... de von Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crasscrenbon-fried-digger-dingle-dangle- dongle-dungle-burstein-von-knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz- ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer- spelterwasser-kurstlich-himbleeisen-bahnwagen-gutenabend-bitte-ein- nurnburger-bratwustle-gernspurten-mitz-weimache-luber-hundsfut- gumberaber-shonedanker-kalbsfleisch-mittler-aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm?
Is that Jean of Lionel and Jean on English Telly ???...don’t remember the name of the comedy...
I liked that programme because my Mum and Dad were Lionel and jean
Well what was his nickname?
Let’s not worry about English surnames going extinct. There will be new ones to replace them. A 2016 survey of UK male baby names had “Muhammad” at #2.
These folks will provide new surnames to replace the old ones.
And others include LA Dodger pitcher last names.
Years ago had a boss whose last name was “Daft”.
We simply thought it humourus.
He had to go to London for business... they were hysterical about it, he could NOT have a single minute of serious business with them. He was also a total jerk, so we were quite “chuffed” at the outcome :)
Group: “Are you Daft?”
Daft: “Why, yes. Yes, I am.”
Group: *hysterical laughter
Daft: “What is so funny?”
Repeat until you wet yourself.
Some names adopt a cache that they didn’t have before due to historical circumstances. Anybody know anyone named “Hitler”? And consider revolutionary war hero Henry Knox’s wife. Her maiden name was Lucy Flucker. With an “L”, thankyouverymuch... I mean, of course there’s an “L” in Lucy...
He was way too disgruntled to go into details but that is pretty much how we imagined it went! :D
No. That’s Hyacinth in Keeping up Appearances.
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