In a message dated 09/08/2006 15:07:00 GMT Standard Time,
. I am pretty sure the POULTON family were a poor working-class
non-Jewish English familyI 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.