This was fairly common. I too have some ancestors like that. There was one
family that had three daughters named Margaretha that died in infancy and
another with a few boys names Georg. Looking back in my recent family, the
children were named after a Godparent. I have a cousin named after my Dad
and my Dad was named after his uncle and he was named after his uncle. I
must say that the middle names were different though.
This may have been the case back then and when the child died in infancy,
they had the same Godparents for the next child and would name them the same
From: Frank G.Soural <qlt(a)cyberus.ca>
To: GERMAN-BOHEMIAN-L(a)rootsweb.com <GERMAN-BOHEMIAN-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Friday, January 29, 1999 8:49 PM
Subject: [GERMAN-BOHEMIAN-L] Re: [MORAVIA-L] DUSEK
Hi Leah - I saw your post and a flash rattled through my brain.
That with the next childs name happened in my Family. My "Uncle" was
named "Franz" but he died in infancy, so my father was the next
boy born and he was named "Franz". When I first heard that
story I thought my Grandmother would not have wanted to be reminded
of the little guy, but she may have simply followed tradition.
Does anyone have other indications of this phenomenon.
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On 1/29/99, at 8:04 PM, LBSCHNIERS(a)aol.com wrote:
>The DUSEK family that I am familiar with, began in the 1500's in Dolni
>Dolbrouc, went to Dolni Cermna in the mid 1700's and immigrated to Texas
>The name must have been VERY in the area of Dolni Dolbrouc, or there are a
>of cousin marriages (either very possible).
>One of you requested info. on a Pavel DUSEK...b. 1600 d. 1653 m.
>I have 6 Rosalie/Rozalie DUSEKs in my tree.
> 9 Anna
> 8 Vinc/Vince/Vincence
>I have to wonder...LOL... if it were not a DUSEK tradition to name the
>children in the family...Anna, Rozalie, Vince, and Frank before they could
>other names. And if a child died, the next child born seems to be
>If you have any other responses or questions, please e-mail me and I will
>to help you further.
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