oh wonderful!

My daughter was learning about the 1848 [name]Seneca[/name] Falls Convention for Woman’s Rights in school, and I was interested in the names of the ladies that attended it. I looked it up, and found the original declaration document with all the names.

[name]Elizabeth[/name] (several)
[name]Mary[/name] (several)
[name]Eunice[/name] (several)
[name]Margaret[/name] (several)
[name]Amy[/name] (quite a modern name for the mid-1800s…)
[name]Catherine[/name] (several)
[name]Lydia[/name] (several)
[name]Phebe[/name] (surprisingly, two)
[name]Sarah[/name] (several)
[name]Sophronia[/name] (yay!)
[name]Cynthia[/name] (several)
[name]Hannah[/name] (several)
[name]Lucy[/name] (my name! and also several)
[name]Susan[/name] (several)
[name]Julia[/name] [name]Ann[/name]
P.A. (dunno what that stood for. I’m pretending its something delightful like [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Agnes[/name].)
[name]Maria[/name] (or [name]Marla[/name]…I couldn’t tell from the document, but I’m assuming its [name]Maria[/name] since [name]Marla[/name] was probably not popular at the time.)
[name]Ann[/name] (the only [name]Ann[/name], besides [name]Julia[/name] [name]Ann[/name]. [name]How[/name] surprising)
[name]Experience[/name] (yes, really)

And a few guys present as well:

[name]Justin[/name] (again, very modern for the time)
[name]Henry[/name] (several)
[name]William[/name] (several)
[name]Jacob[/name] (several)
[name]Thomas[/name] (several)
Saron (interesting…I love [name]Seren[/name] for a girl!)
S.E (again, don’t know what it stands for. I’d like to imagine [name]Sebastian[/name] [name]Edward[/name].)
E.W ([name]Edward[/name] [name]William[/name]? i wish!)
Azaliah (another interesting one)

I did a report on the [name]Seneca[/name] Falls Convention last year in school, too! I loved seeing [name]Sophronia[/name], [name]Julia[/name], [name]Charlotte[/name], and [name]Lucretia[/name] in particular. Great list of names!


I could name several children off this list alone! I love names from this time period…

[name]Lydia[/name] [name]Sarah[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Caroline[/name] [name]Maria[/name] [name]Lucy[/name]
[name]Margaret[/name] [name]Eliza[/name] [name]Jane[/name]

[name]Henry[/name] [name]David[/name] [name]Elias[/name]
[name]William[/name] [name]Edward[/name] [name]Samuel[/name]
[name]Isaac[/name] [name]Thomas[/name] [name]Frederick[/name]

[name]Lemon[/name] :slight_smile:

[name]Love[/name] this list of names so much! Thanks!

Thanks for this! That was so interesting!

I love too many of these names to mention! :slight_smile:

Take care! :slight_smile:

[name]Phebe[/name] - Spelled that way, it’s a completely different name from the Greek [name]Phoebe[/name]. It’s a day name of [name]West[/name] [name]African[/name] origin, and as such, was one of the commonest names among [name]African[/name]-American women at one time.

[name]How[/name] neat! Thanks for posting. I was kind of surprised to see a [name]Dorothy[/name] on there. I think of [name]Dorothy[/name] as a 1920s name. It’s nice to see that she has a little more history than I previously thought.

ooh cool!

oh thanks! i didn’t know that :slight_smile: i assumed it was a variation of [name]Phoebe[/name] that was popular at the time.

I think I read that in Beyond [name]Ava[/name] & [name]Aiden[/name]. The day names are also mentioned here: https://nameberry.com/blog/2009/10/15/african-american-names-early-day-place-and-word-names/

http://www.troon.org/suriname/africannames.html lists a different set of day names that doesn’t include [name]Phebe[/name].