Fearless Females: 27 Female Ancestors Share My First Name!

This is my entry for Day 3:  Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month

March 3 — Do you share a first name with one of your female ancestors? Perhaps you were named for your great-grandmother, or your name follows a particular naming pattern. If not, then list the most unique or unusual female first name you’ve come across in your family tree.

My first name is Catherine and I share it with the following 27 ancestors (mostly maternal, only 5 are paternal and marked with an *):

mother, Catherine Josette WILDINGER
great-grandmother, Catherine PÖPPELREITER
great-grandmother, Catherine FRANTZ
3rd great-grandmothers, Maria Katharina GROELINGER
3rd great-grandmothers, Catherine SCHRAMEN
3rd great-grandmothers, Marie Catherine PHILIPPART
4th great-grandmother, Maria Catharina SCHUMACHER
4th great-grandmother, Catharina HAMES
4th great-grandmother, Catharina CORNELY
4th great-grandmother, Anne Catherine HENNES
4th great-grandmother, Catherine MEUNIER
5th great-grandmother, Katharina KLEIN
5th great-grandmother, Maria Katharina HUSS
5th great-grandmother, Catherine Barbara NOLL *
5th great-grandmother, Catherine SINGER
5th great-grandmother, Catherine ARENT
5th great-grandmother, Marie-Cathérine HASTERT
6th great-grandmother, Catharina RONES
6th great-grandmother, Catherine PLICKENSTALVER *
7th great-grandmother, Marie Catherine [–?–] HUSS (descended from her twice)
7th great-grandmother, Catherine SETON
7th great-grandmother, Anne-Catherine ECKART
8th great-grandmother, Catharina KUENZ *
8th great-grandmother, Katharina B. [–?–] BLICKENSDOERFER *
8th great-grandmother, Catherine LEPINE
9th great-grandmother, Catherine RATZEN
12th great-grandmother, Katherine (Honeywood) FLEETE *

© 2014 Cathy Meder-Dempsey

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Author: Cathy Meder-Dempsey

As a military brat I've lived in Georgia, France, Idaho, West Virginia, Spain, South Carolina, Texas, and Luxembourg. Married 39 years with two grown children. When I’m not doing genealogy, I spend time riding my racing bike with my husband through the wonderful countryside in Luxembourg and surrounding countries.

2 thoughts on “Fearless Females: 27 Female Ancestors Share My First Name!”

  1. Hi CathyI I don’t blog, but I’m always fascinated by yours. I was named for my maternal grandmother Lucy Margaret RODES. The only other Lucy I’ve discovered is gr-gr-aunt Lucy M. HUDDLESTON, in my paternal grandmother’s family.
    There are, however, a rich vein of unique women’s names in my family; can’t resist the opportunity to share a few (some of which you’ll know, of course):

    mother, Hermit Ollie WEST (yes, that’s “Hermit,” like the crab–not “Kermit,” like the frog)
    aunt, Drusella Audrey WEST
    aunt, Vivian Ivorine WEST
    great-grandmother, Electa Ann JOHNSON
    great-grandmother, Ruphinia HUDDLESTON
    great-aunt, Maxie Leon PEGRAM
    great aunt, Prussia (pron. “Pru-sha) Ann RODES
    great-great-aunt, Peonina HUDDLESTON
    great-great-aunt, Edmonia HUDDLESTON
    great-great-aunt, Parthenia PEGRAM
    great-great-grandmother, Wilicia HARRISON
    great-great-great aunt, Madora PERKINS

    Thanks for the excuse to avoid housework on a snow-closure day . . . Lucy

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