Monday, July 3, 2006

More Census Whacking - Strange or Funny Names

I haven't posted funny or strange names from the census for some time. I spent a little time on HQO throwing strange or funny names in the search engine for given names and surnames, and found these:

* Almon Nutter - Aroostook County ME in 1900

* Jack Spratt - Inyo County CA in 1900

* Earnest Crapper - St. Clair County MI in 1920

* Web Ditto - Tarrant County TX in 1900

* Joe Camel - Johnston County NC in 1900

* Patience Fax - New York County NY in 1900

* Flossy Chocolate - Bedford County VA in 1880

* Vanilla Brown - Newton County GA in 1920

* Bollish Whiner - Somerset County PA in 1910

* Shiny Queen - Cass County TX in 1880

* Turd Gibson - Schuylkill County PA in 1920

* Sweet Beauty - St Mary Parish LA in 1900

* Kittie Oatmeal - Travis County TX in 1910

* Iam Smely - Washoe County NV in 1870

* Christian Life - Grant county IN in 1910

* English English - Philadelphia County PA in 1900

* Iam King - Lenoir county NC in 1900

* Harry Nutts - Los Angeles CA in 1900

* Chocolate Maiden - Hale County AL in 1910 (a male)

* Rush Limbaugh - Cape Girardeau County MO in 1920 (yep, the radio Rush's father).

What were their parents thinking?

3 comments:

Georgia said...

I'm interested in anything to do with the Civil War and with Cassville, Georgia. Your blog is interesting.

Regards,

A Cassville Heritage Association member, Cassville, Georgia
Georgia

Donna said...

While searching my family tree I happen to come upon this name:

Fannie B. Cheek
Home in 1880: Morgan, Dade, Missouri
Age: 16
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1864
Birthplace: Missouri

Donna said...

...heres another one:

Arnold Boogher
Birth Date: 21 May 1908
Birth County: St Louis
Birth Location: 4203 Westmann