At different times in history and in different cultures, some first names are more popular. What we may today feel are unusual names weren't consider so when a child was given the name. What will people think of the names children are given today in the future?
Two names that I have chosen to look at are from my Hemingway family line.
The first is Zillah Baker. She was the daughter of Seneca Baker and Esther Ann Milliken. Zillah was born in Whitchurch Township, York County, Ontario, 11 July 1888. Zillah married Harry Gilbert 11 June 1924. Her name was spelled Zella in the marriage registration.
Zillah was the name of the wife of Lamach (Genesis 4:19).
The second one is Zeluka Barnes. She was the daughter of Jacob Barnes and Anna Holder. Her birth registration appears to be spelled Zoluka. In the 1891 census, her name is spelled Zeluka. She was born 29 September 1879 in Victoria County, Ontario.
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