JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: London names: HOLRIE, ABRAHAM, BRAHAM, POULTON/POULTOW, #general


In a message dated 09/08/2006 15:07:00 GMT Standard Time, writes:
. I am pretty sure the POULTON family were a poor working-class
non-Jewish English family
I was thinking that was a definite possibility, but in looking through the
UK census lists tonight, I find a number of Poulton families having members
with Jewish-sounding given names.


It was quite common for non-Jewish families to have Biblical names. I
inserted 'Abraham' in the 1901 Census of England. There were hundreds of
responses, the overwhelmiong majority of which were clearly non-Jewish. I
alsi inserted 'Moses' as a forename in the 1901 Census of Wales. The
non-Jewish response was overwhelming.

Harold Pollins
Oxford, England

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