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GIBBONS & COKE (a bit like pie & chips??)

Journal by mowsehowse

This combination is a perfect illustration of the tradition of using family names as middle names, which can be so helpful in tracing a family line.

Susanna GIBBONS COKE was the second daughter of William COKE and Susanna GIBBONS who married in South Devon at Brixham St. Mary's in 1775.

The parents had named their first daughter Susanna, after both mother and grandmother, (Susanna PULSEVER), but I assume the first child died, though I have not found a burial registration as yet. The second daughter was baptised with the same "given" name, plus her mother's maiden name of GIBBONS and of course her father's family name of COKE.

Surnames: COKE GIBBONS PULSEVER PULSIFER
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on 2011-02-10 06:09:13

mowsehowse , from London, currently exiled in the land of the dragon, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2011. is researching the following names: WAYMOUTH, WYATT, ROWSE and 8 other(s).

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by edmondsallan on 2011-02-10 14:55:12

ancestral names are very good at this > i found quite a few of my relatives going back into the beginning of AD in Switzerland that way .the further you go back in a lot of cases it is more so - regards

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