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Victorian Era Names, A Writer's Guide

Victorian Era Names, A Writer's Guide
circa 1840's-1890's Being a compilation drawn from old census and vital statistic records. A large part of creating a good set of characters in fiction writing is giving your imaginary populace good names. The right name resonates on the tongue and lingers in the mind, as just the right "fit" for who that heroic - or despicable - person was. Who can forget "Captain Ahab" and his manic pursuit of the Great White Whale, or the plain-spoken, earthy spirit of "Tom Sawyer," or the stern lyricism of "Sherlock Holmes?" The same holds true for writing stories set in the 1800's. Nor was it unusual for parents to look closer to home, borrowing from close friends or people they admired. In a few places on this list, I have enumerated certain first and middle names together, (such as Sarah Ann,) because I find them joined thus so many times on old public records, that it is apparent those name-pairings enjoyed great popularity. Compiled by G.

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History and traditions of England A brief history of surnames in England Surnames, in the sense of a fixed family name which passed down through the generations, came to England from the 11th century onwards, and pretty much universally during the 13th and 14th centuries. In most towns, villages and areas before that, people would often have extra tags added to their names. If a village had 6 men called John in it, people would talk about John the Baker, John by the Church, John the Tall, and so forth. Ladies' Page - Beauty Secrets - Victorian Page Hair - A Woman's Crowning Glory Detail from a fashion illustration of 1852 showing side ringlets and a plait on the crown of the head Victorian Hair StylesLong luxuriant hair was prized throughout the century though modes of arranging it- for the wealthier classes- varied according to the current fashion, whether rolled into thick ringlets gathered at the side or back, plaited and coiled over the head or tied at the back, or worn up in pleats. Evening coiffures for the fashionable could be very elaborate, and in the second half of the century there were times when hair attachments in the form of chignons were essential for many women, incidentally providing cartoonists with a new target. Hardy lovers will recall the much more sombre and resonant use of Mrs Charmond's secret purchase of Marty South's hair to embellish her own thinning tresses in his novel, The Woodlanders. Her hair is swept up at the back in the prevailing fashion but in a very much simpler style.

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