Friday, April 17, 2020

16TH CENTURY NAMES FROM CLASSICAL HISTORY AND MYTHOLOGY



Alys Mackyntoich
Updated March 2020

            The sixteenth century saw a revival of names from classical history and mythology.  Through the Family Search Historical Records we now have documentation for the use of numerous previously undocumentable names, including the names of classical gods and goddesses used by real people. 
I have omitted names such as Diana, Alexander, Julius, Julia and Dionysus, for which we already have ample evidence of their use in the medieval and Renaissance eras.
            These names have been taken from the Family Search Historical Records, a group of electronic databases that include records of marriages, christenings, and other life events dating back to the mid-16th century.  The Pelican Queen of Arms has approved the use of records from batches beginning with B, C, J, K, M (except M17 and M18), or P for name documentation.
            To keep the length of the article manageable, I have limited the number of examples from a single country.  I have tried to pick the earliest-appearing examples whenever possible. 
           
Achilles
Achilles was considered one of the greatest warriors of Greek mythology.  He was a main character in the Iliad. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/3581/Achilles).
Achilles Roggers; Male; Christening; 29 Nov 1579; Sherfield-upon-Loddon, Hampshire, England; Batch: C13942-1
Achilles Oetting; Male; Christening; 31 Dec 1580; Evangelisch, Weinsberg, Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg; Batch: C92455-1

Adonis
In Greek mythology, Adonis was a young man of remarkable beauty, a favorite of Aphrodite.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/6282/Adonis).
Adonis Dusart; Male; Christening; 18 Nov 1644; Saint Michel, Namur, Namur, Belgium; Batch: C87028-3

Aemilia
Aemilia is the feminine form of Aemilius, a Roman nomen, found in, among other places, “A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html).
Aemilia Saunders; Female; Marriage; 14 Jun 1610; Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon, England; Batch: M05063-1

Aemilius
Aemilius was a Roman nomen, found in, among other places, “A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html).
Aemilius Andrew; Male; Marriage; 9 Mar 1622; Newton By Folkingham, Lincoln, England; Batch M03044-2

Aeneas
In legend, Aeneas was a Trojan hero who escaped the fall of his city and went on to found Rome.  Aeneas’ post-Troy adventures are recounted in Virgil’s Aeneid (written c. 29-19 B.C.), which later became the basis for several medieval romances.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/7113/Aeneas).
Aeneas Drables; Male; Christening; 03 Oct 1593; Dronfield, Derby; England; Batch: J04993-6
Eneas John; Male; Marriage; Mar 1580; Saint Keverne, Cornwall, England; Batch: C02222-2

Alpha
Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet.
Alpha Lucas; Male; Marriage; 01 Oct 1605; Little Chart, Kent, England; Batch: M00857-1

Andromache
In Greek mythology and plays, Andromache was the wife of the Trojan prince and hero Hector. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/24091/Andromache).
Andromache Cheshire; Female; Christening ; 02 Feb 1588; Saint James, Twycross, Leicester, England; Batch: C03486-1

Andromeda
In Greek mythology, Andromeda was a princess rescued by the hero Perseus. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/24098/Andromeda).
Andromida Battell Woard; Female; Marriage; 14 Nov 1631; Ockbrook, Derby, England; Batch: M05944-3

Agrippa
This name could refer to any of several classical figures: Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, victorious general at the Battle of Actium (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/9788/Marcus-Vipsanius-Agrippa); Agrippa, a second-century Greek skeptic philosopher (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/9786/Agrippa); or Herod Agrippa, King of Judea (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/263457/Herod-Agrippa-I).
Agrippa Bery; Male; Christening; 04 Oct 1598; Saint Gabriel, Devon, England; Batch: C05244-2
Agrippa Donell; Female; Christening; Jan 1587; Saint Keverne, Cornwall; England; Batch: C02222-2

Agrippina
Agrippina the Younger was the mother of the Roman Emperor Nero and the wife of the Emperor Claudius. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/9818/Julia-Agrippina).
Agrippina Gilbourne; Female; Christening; 28 Oct 1593; Charing, Kent, England; Batch: C15774-1

Antoninus
Antoninus was a Roman cognomen found in, among other places, “A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html).
Antoninus Gowre; Male; Christening; 16 Apr 1638; Maisemore, Gloucester, England; Batch P00842-1

Argus
In Greek mythology, Argus was a fearsome figure covered in eyes, used as a guardian by the goddess Hera. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/34032/Argus).
Argus Wirt; Male; Marriage; 08 Nov 1591; Eblingen, Wurttemberg, Germany; Batch: M92800-1

Arion
Arion was a semi-legendary Greek poet and musician. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/700812/Arion).
Arion Cornellis; Male; Marriage; 23 November 1572; Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London, England; Batch: M04160-8.

Aristotle
Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and one of the single most influential figures in the development of Western thought and religion.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/34560/Aristotle).
Aristotle Drewe; Male; Christening; 14 Mar 1579; Bruton, Somerset, England; Batch: P00269-1

Artemisia
Artemisia was a 5th cen. queen who allied with the Persians in their invasion of Greece.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/36827/Artemisia-I).
Artemisia Joanes; Female; Burial; 31 Jul 1628; St. Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex, England; Batch: B02856-8
Artymesia Odell; Female; Christening; 13 Mar 1596; St Martin's, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England; Batch: C03145-3
Artimisia De San Marti; Female; Marriage; 19 Oct 1596; Catedral, Gerona, Gerona, Spain; Batch: M89153-2
Artemisia Marti; Female; Marriage; 24 Feb 1626; Catedral, Gerona, Gerona, Spain; Batch: M89153-2

Atalanta
Atalanta was a swift-footed female huntress in Greek mythology.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/40376/Atalanta).
Atalanta Hemes; Female; 12 Oct 1596; Ashley, Stafford, England; Batch: C03217-2
Atalanta Smith; Female; 07 May 1598; Saint James, Clerkenwell, London, England; Batch: P00141-1

Atlas
In Greek mythology, Atlas was one of the Titans.  As punishment for engaging in war against Zeus, Atlas was sentenced to an eternity holding up the world or the heavens.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/41278/Atlas).
Atlas Coleman; Male; Burial; 24 Oct 1628; Bristol, Gloucester, England; Batch: B01735-5

Atticus
Atticus was the name of several classical figures including a correspondent of Cicero and a Greek philosopher.
Atticus Cradge; Male; Christening; 23 May 1584; Bottesford, Leicester, England; Batch: C03691-2

Aurelia
Aurelia is the feminine form of Aurelius, a Roman nomen, found in, among other places, “A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html).

Aurelia Kempe; Female; Christening; 04 Dec 1580; Willoughby, Lincoln, England; Batch: C03424-3
Aurelia Fischbach; Female; Marriage; 29 Oct 1583; Katholisch, Ettenheim, Freiburg, Baden; Batch: M94142-1
Aurelia Rabuss; Female; Marriage; 18 Apr 1570; Ulm, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: M91503-4
Aurelia Clara Saupin; Female; Christening; 16 Feb 1598; Santa Maria, Murcia, Murcia, Spain; Batch: C86278-1

Aurelius
Aurelius a Roman nomen, found in, among other places, “A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html)
Aurelius Bartye; Male; Marriage; 24 Oct 1613; Saint Olave Hart Street, London, London, England; Batch: M00159-1
Aurelius Gerlach; Male; Christening; 17 Feb 1575; Deckenpfronn, Wuerttemberg, Germany; Batch: C93318-1
Aurelius Dick; Male; Christening; 18 May 1571; Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland; Batch: C73985-5

Brutus
Brutus was a Roman cognomen.  Its most famous bearer was Marcus Junius Brutus, one of Julius Caesar’s assassins. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/82449/Marcus-Junius-Brutus).
Brutus Harris; Male; Marriage; 18 Sep 1575; Haxey, Lincolnshire, England; Batch: M02908-5
Brutus Muller; Male; Christening; 20 Jun 1566; Ulm, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: C91501-3

Cassius
Cassius was a Roman nomen, borne by Gaius Cassius Longinus, one of Julius Caesar’s assassins.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/98285/Gaius-Cassius-Longinus).
Cassius Cole; Male; Christening; 17 May 1641; St Martin Orgar and Saint Clement Eastcheap, London, London, England; Batch: P00139-1
Casius Krenlin; Male; Marriage; 22 Apr 1572; Uhlbach, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: M91644-1

Castor
Castor and his brother Pollux were twin demi-gods in Greek and Roman mythology.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/164426/Dioscuri). 
Castor Weste; Male; Christening; 21 Feb 1613; Asterby, Lincoln, England; Batch: C02677-2
Castor Filzengreber; Male; Marriage; 19 Apr 1643; Sankt Maria Lyskirchen Katholisch, Koeln Stadt, Rheinland, Prussia; Batch: M96954-1

Caesar
Caesar was the cognomen of Gaius Julius Caesar, Roman general and statesman. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/88114/Julius-Caesar).  The term came to be used as a title during the Roman Empire.
Caesar Parke; Male; Christening; 15 Apr 1583; Saint Gregory by Saint Paul, London, London, England; Batch: C05426-1
Caesar Jacobs; Male; Christening; 03 Jun 1607; Sankt Johann Katholisch, Koeln Stadt, Rheinland, Prussia (Germany); Batch: C96890-1
Cesar Winden; Male; Christening; 08 May 1618; Nieuwekerk, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands; Batch: C00825-8
Cesar Catano Perez; Male; Christening; 11 Dec 1553; Santa Maria Magdalena, Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: C87121-1

Cicero
Cicero was the cognomen of Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman writer, statesman, lawyer and orator. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/117565/Marcus-Tullius-Cicero).
Cicero Wilcocks; Male; Christening; 26 Sep 1579; Colridge, Devon, England; Batch: C05070-1

Claudia
Claudia is the feminine form of Claudius, a Roman nomen, found in, among other places, “A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html)
Claudia Leighe; Female; Christening; 13 Jun 1605; Standish, Lancashire, England; Batch: P00547-1
Claudia De Polanco; Female; Christening; 22 Aug 1552; Santiago Apostol, Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: C87105-1
Claudia De Azebedo; Female; Christening; 25 Apr 1578; San Miguel Arcángel, Villalón de Campos, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: C86243-1
Claudia Sager; Female; Christening ; 22 May 1539; Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland; Batch: C73987-1

Claudius
Claudius was a Roman nomen, found in, among other places, “A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html)
Claudius Woodroffe; Male; Christening; 04 Sep 1569; St. Michael-on-the-Mount's, Lincoln, Lincoln, England; Batch: C02629-3
Claudius Little; Male; Christening; 28 May 1585; Gilstone, Hertford, England; Batch: C07235-1
Claudius Chausred; Male; Marriage; 10 Mar 1549; Evangelisch, Bopfingen, Jagstkreis, Wuerttemberg; Batch: M92388-3
Claudius Degenhart; Male; Christening; 16 May 1537; Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland; Batch: C73985-5

Cleopatra
Cleopatra was the name of several Ptolemaic queens of Egypt, including most famously Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator, lover of Julius Caesar and Marc Antony.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/121230/Cleopatra).
Cleopatra Ashton; Female; Marriage; 10 Feb 1647; Saint Andrew By The Wardrobe, London, London, England; Batch: M02232-1
Cleopatra Ruch; Female; Christening; 06 Feb 1530; Basel, Basel, Switzerland; Batch: C73987-0

Clymene
Clymene was the name of several figures in Greek mythology including a nymph and a Titaness.
Clymene Pinder; Female; Christening; 19 Jan 1622; South Creake, Norfolk, England; Batch: C04142-1

Cornelia
Cornelia was the feminine form of Cornelius, a Roman nomen, found in, among other places, “A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html)
Cornelia Godfries; Female; Christening; 23 Jan 1568; Saint Olave Hart Street, London, London, England; Batch: P00159-1
Cornelia Beckers; Female; Marriage; 20 Oct 1573; Evangelisch, Frankenthal, Pfalz, Bavaria; Batch: M98429-1
Cornelia De Malinas; Female; Marriage; 31 Jul 1575; Santa Maria La Mayor, Tordesillas, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: M87369-6
Cornelia Fuegli; Female; Christening; 31 Mar 1546; Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland; Batch: C73985-7

Cornelius
Cornelius was a Roman nomen, found in, among other places, “A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html)
Cornelius Jakson; Male; Christening; 07 Nov 1539; Rye, Sussex, England; Batch: C14836-1
Cornelius Bernner; Male; Christening; 15 Jan 1570; Evangelisch, Fellbach, Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg; Batch: C95627-1
Cornelius Conely; Male; Christening; 11 Dec 1600; Herstal, Liége, Belgium; Batch: C00416-8
Cornelius Speir; Male; Christening; 30 May 1599; Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; Batch: C11685-4

Daphne
In Greek mythology, Daphne was a nymph transformed into a laurel tree.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/151344/Daphne).
Daphne Peacock; Female; Burial; 27 Feb 1609; Siston Gloucester (England); Batch: B06976-0

Dione
In Greek mythology and the Iliad, Dione was a minor goddess figure. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/164202/Dione).
Dione Bowdon; Female; Christening; 20 Oct 1576; Horsington, Lincoln, England; Batch: C02943-3

Drusilla
Drusilla is the feminine form of a Roman cognomen, most famously borne by Livia Drusilla, wife of the Emperor Augustus.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/344812/Livia-Drusilla).
Drusilla Minichin; Female; Christening; 26 Dec 1571; Bocking, Sussex, England; Batch: P00810-1

Faustina
Faustina was the name of a Roman Empress, wife of Emperor Marcus Aurelius.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/202850/Annia-Galeria-Faustina).
Faustina Hoecker; Female; Christening; 30 Apr 1588; Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: C91735-1
Faustina Amorbach; Female; Christening; 25 Nov 1530; Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland; Batch: C92753-1
Faustina Agado; Female; Christening; 01 Mar 1589; Santa Maria, Cabezon de Pisuerga, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: C87169-1

Flavia
Flavia was the female form of Flavius, a Roman nomen, found in, among other places, “A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html)
Flavia Hartmuot; Female; Marriage; 18 Nov 1628; Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: M91614-9

Gaius
Gaius/Caius was one of the most common Roman praenomina.  See “A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html)
Gaius Pietersen; Male; Marriage; 26 October 1637; Nederlands Hervormde Kerk, Arnhem    Gelderland, Netherlands; Batch: M90173-8.
Caios Griffin; Male; Marriage; 23 November 1619; Saint Mary Mounthaw, London, London, England; Batch: M00148-1.
Caius Strokker; Male; Christening; 9 April 1620; Sidmouth, Devon, England; Batch: C05167-1.

Galatea
In Greek mythology, Galatea was a sculpture brought to life by the love of the sculptor Pygmalion.
Galatia Williams; Female; Christening; 13 Nov 1608; Barlow, Derby, England; Batch: C04828-2
Galateea Chamley; Female; Christening; 24 Oct 1598; Saint Gregory by Saint Paul, London, London, England; Batch: C05426-1

Gordianus
Gordianus was the cognomen of three Roman Emperors.
Gordianus Boses; Male; Christening; 24 Nov 1616; Evangelische, Bell Kastellaun, Rheinland, Prussia; Batch: J99426-2

Hannibal
Hannibal, a general from Carthage, became famous for leading Carthage’s forces in the Second Punic War, crossing the Alps to invade Rome with elephants.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/254423/Hannibal)
Hannibal Gyfford; Male; Christening; 16 Jul 1560; Westleigh by Bideford, Devon, England; Batch: C05210-1
Hannibal Harpf; Male; Marriage; 15 Jun 1595; Evangelisch, Landau In Pfalz Stadt, Pfalz, Bavaria (Germany); Batch: M97235-1
Hannibal Jans; Male; Christening; 10 Jul 1571; Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands; Batch: C90035-1
Hannibal Richyner; Male; Christening; 29 Aug 1575; Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland; Batch: C73987-1

Hecuba
In Greek plays and mythology, Hecuba was Queen of Troy during the Trojan War. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/259222/Hecuba).
Hecuba Rogers; Female; Christening; 30 Nov 1575; Saint Peter-le-Poer, London, London, England; Batch: C02276-2

Helios
Helios was one of several figures worshipped by the Greeks as god of the sun.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/260072/Helios).
Helios Tritschler; Male; Christening; 22 Jul 1592; Kirchheim (unter Teck), Württemberg, Germany; Batch: C00409-5
Helios Javega Alfonsa; Male; Christening; 07 Jun 1615; San Sebastian, Munera, Albacete, Spain; Batch: C89036-1

Hercules
Hercules was one of the most famous heroes in Greek and Roman mythology. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/262467/Heracles).
Hercules Chapman; Male; Marriage; 30 Nov 1570; Horton In Ribblesdale, York, England; Batch: M01762-1
Hercules Caspeel; Male; Christening; 05 Mar 1598; Evangelisch, Frankenthal, Pfalz, Bavaria; Batch: C98429-1
Hercules Isak; Male; Marriage; 15 Jan 1580; Perth, Perth, Scotland; Batch: M11387-4

Hermes
Hermes was one of the Greek gods, commonly identified as the god of messengers, music, dreams and travelers.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/263206/Hermes).
Hermes Bailli; Male; Christening; 23 May 1613; Threadneedle Street French Huguenot, London, London, England; Batch: C04903-1
Hermes [no surname]; Male; Christening; 29 Jan 1619; Saint Michel, Namur, Namur, Belgium; Batch: C87028-2

Hippocrates
Hippocrates was a Greek physician and author.  He is attributed as the creator of the Hippocratic Oath.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/266627/Hippocrates).
Hippocrates Deottyon; Male; Marriage; 10 Nov 1589; Saint Stephen Walbrook And Saint Benet Sherehog, London, London, England; Batch: M00138-1

Hippolyta
In Greek mythology, Hippolyte or Hyppolita was Queen of the Amazons.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/18672/Amazon).
Hippolita Stamberie; Female; Marriage; 19 Jun 1592; Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England; Batch: M00717-1
Hyppolita Kinsman; Female; Christening; 04 Mar 1599; Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England; Batch: P00717-1
Ypolita Bushke; Female; Christening; 25 Feb 1566; Saint Margaret, Westminster, London, England; Batch: P00160-1
Hipolita De Salcedo Antolinez; Female; Christening; 21 Jun 1571; El Salvador, Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: C87122-1
Ipolita Amtigua Fonar; Female; Christening; 06 Dec 1554; Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Batch: C88917-1
Ypolita De Olibares; Female; Christening; 31 Aug 1583; San Lorenzo, Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: C87108-1

Hippolytus
In Greek mythology, Hippolytus was a minor divinity.  Euripides used the name Hippolytus for the son of Theseus in his tragedy of the same name.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/266676/Hippolytus).
Hyppolitus Woodwarde; Male; Christening; 25 Jan 1567; Saint John the Baptist, Croydon, Surrey, England; Batch: C09865-2
Hipolito Buram; Male; Christening; 14 Jul 1574; Saint Dunstan, Stepney, London, England; Batch: C05576-5
Hippolite Sneath; Male; Christening; 10 Oct 1596; Market Deeping, Lincoln, England; Batch: C03013-2
Hippolytus Kurtz; Male; Christening; 14 Dec 1585; Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: C91613-1
Hipolitus Resch; Male; Death; 06 Jul 1597; Sindelfingen, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: B00429-2
Petro Hypolito Figueras; Male; Christening; 07 Feb 1594; Olot, Gerona, Spain; Batch: C89269-2
Raphael Ipolito Figueras; Male; Christening; 05 Jan 1577; Olot, Gerona, Spain; Batch: C89269-2
Hypolitus Castilione; Male; Christening; 08 Feb 1590; Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland; Batch: C73985-4

Janus
Janus was the Roman god of doorways and archways, often depicted as two-faced or two-headed.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/300515/Janus).
Janus Rechener; Male; Marriage; 08 Jun 1574; Roemisch-Katholische, Boppard Oberwesel, Rheinland, Prussia (Germany): Batch: M99062-4
Janus Von Koelgs; Male; Christening; 28 May 1572; Roemisch-Katholische, Boppard Oberwesel, Rheinland, Prussia; Batch: C99062-4

Jocasta
Jocasta was the mother and wife of Oedipus in Greek mythology.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/425430/Oedipus#ref222757).
Jocasta Hanson; Female; Christening; 31 Aug 1629; Wolstanton, Stafford, England; Batch: C01003-3

Juno
Juno, wife of Jupiter, was the chief goddess of the Roman pantheon. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/308353/Juno).
Juno Grene; Female; Christening; Jan 1636; Warbleton, Sussex, England; Batch: C04284-1
Juno Kirchenbeyer; Female; Marriage; 12 May 1561; Ulm, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: M91503-4

Lavinia
In Roman mythology and the Aeneid, Lavinia was the name of the Etruscan princess who married Aeneas, uniting the Etruscans and the Trojans and leading to the founding of Rome.
Lavinia Frost; Female; Christening; 16 Feb 1615; Nymet Tracey, Devon, England; C05037-1
Lavinia Burch; Female; 17 Jun 1632; Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: C91613-2

Leander
Leander was one of pair of doomed lovers appearing in Ovid’s Heroides.
Leander Willoughby; Male; Christening; 09 Apr 1599; Horsham, Sussex, England; Batch: P01437-1

Leda
In Greek mythology, after being seduced by Zeus in the form of a swan, Leda gave birth to the hero twins Castor and Pollux as well as Helen of Troy.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/334476/Leda).
Leda Stock; Female; Marriage; 06 Sep 1636; Saint Nicholas, Tillingham, Essex, England; Batch: M15782-1
Leda Kingler; Female; Christening; 21 Sep 1593; Gönningen, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: C39260-9

Livia
Livia was the wife of the Roman Emperor Augustus and the mother of Emperor Tiberius.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/344812/Livia-Drusilla).
Livia Gallo; Female; Christening; 23 May 1585; Saint Olave Hart Street, London, London, England; Batch: P00159-1

Lucius
Lucius was a common Roman praenomen. See “A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html)
Lucius Deringe; Male; Marriage; 22 September 1578; Wolborough And Newton Abbot, Devon, England; Batch: M05188-1.

Maia
Maia was a minor goddess in both Greek and Roman mythology.
Maia Whitaker; Female; Marriage; 16 Oct 1625; Elland, York, England; Batch: M00930-1
Maia Zimerman; Female; Christening; 27 Mar 1574; Evangelisch, Esslingen, Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg; Batch: C94136-1
Maia Margarida Costa; Female; Christening; 04 May 1607; Caldas de Malavella, Gerona, Spain; Batch: C89222-1

Marcia
Marcia is the feminine form of Marcius, a Roman nomen, found in, among other places, “A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html).
Marcia Weppell; Female; Marriage; 26 Feb 1571; Beer Crocombe, Somerset, England; Batch: M14054-2
Marcia Valenciano; Female; Marriage; 20 Nov 1569; San Lorenzo Martir, El Ballestero, Albacete, Spain; Batch: M89061-3
Marcia De Flores; Female; Marriage; 26 Nov 1596; Diocesis De Granada, Granada, Spain; Batch: M79100-8

Marcus
Marcus was a very common Roman praenomen borne by, among others, Emperor Marcus Aurelius. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/364331/Marcus-Aurelius).
Marcus Barwicke; Male; Marriage; 26 May 1580; Penkridge, Stafford, England; Batch: M01032-1
Marcus Lack; Male; Marriage; 11 Jun 1559; Tuddenham St Mary, Suffolk, England; Batch: M06275-2
Marcus Rockenstill; Male; Christening; 19 Jul 1576; Reutlingen, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: C92676-1
Marcus Wirdle; Male; Christening; 09 May 1566; Beinstein, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: C95184-1
Marcus Werdenberg; Male; Christening; 13 Jul 1533; Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland; Batch: C73996-3
Marcus Heydelin; Male; Christening; 08 Mar 1545; Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland; Batch: C92753-4

Maximus
Maximus was a common Roman cognomen and the name of several early saints.  See “A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html)
Maximus Sympson; Male; Christening; 26 Dec 1596; Ripley, York, England; Batch: P01424-1
Maximus Spalmer; Male; Marriage; 28 Jan 1565; Evangelisch, Bopfingen, Jagstkreis, Wuerttemberg; Batch: M92388-3

Medea
In Greek mythology, Medea was a sorceress who helped Jason steal the Golden Fleece from her own people.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/372086/Medea).
Medea Bardell; Female; Marriage; 08 Dec 1560; Hadleigh, Suffolk, England; Batch: M06318-2

Mercury
Mercury was the Roman god of messengers and merchants, parallel to the Greek Hermes.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/375807/Mercury).
Mercury Pattin; Male; Christening; 20 Dec 1596; Saint Margaret, Westminster, London, England; Batch: P00160-1
Mercury Merratt; Male; Christening; 28 Sep 1610; Lostwithiel, Cornwall, England; Batch: C05286-1

Minerva
Minerva was the Roman goddess of arts, crafts and war, parallel to the Greek Athena. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/383802/Minerva).
Minerva Churchman; Female; Christening; 01 Nov 1597; Onibury, Shropshire, England; Batch: P01606-1
Minerva Phitton; Female; Christening; 08 Mar 1599; Gawsworth, Cheshire, England; Batch: P00942-1

Narcissus
In Greek and Roman mythology, Narcissus was a beautiful young man who fell in love with his own reflection.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/403458/Narcissus).
Narcissus Makepowder; Male; Christening; 20 Jun 1575; Holsworthy, Devon, England; Batch: C05113-1
Narcissus Eckart; Male; Christening; 07 Nov 1588; Ulm, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: C00441-7
Narcissus Hieronymo Antonio Bassols; Male; Christening; 26 Aug 1580; Olot, Gerona, Spain; Batch: C89269-2
Narcissus Antonio Strada; Male; Christening; 03 Jan 1582; Olot, Gerona, Spain; Batch: C89269-2

Nero
Nero was the cognomen of the one of the most infamous Roman Emperors.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/409505/Nero).
Nero Cornow; Male; Christening; 01 Feb 1593; Bodmin, Cornwall, England; Batch: P00275-1

Nestor
Nestor was a Greek legendary figure appearing in the Iliad.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/409807/Nestor).
Nestor Nethway; Male; Christening; 27 Feb 1588; Stokesay, Shropshire, England; Batch: P01603-1

Niobe
Niobe was a prideful mother in Greek mythology, depicted as weeping for the loss of her children after her boasting angered the gods.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/415802/Niobe).
Niobe Humfrey; Female; Christening; 23 Nov 1595; Spalding; Lincoln; England; Batch: C03156-2

Octavia
Octavia was the Roman wife of Marc Antony and the sister of the Emperor Augutus.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/424838/Octavia).
Octavia Pulleyn; Female; Christening; 12 Jan 1605; Threekingham Cum Stow Green, Lincoln, England; Batch: C03304-1
Octabia Alonso; Female; Marriage; 24 Jan 1593; Villacreces, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: M86220-1
Oktavia Dueckerus; Female; Christening; 16 Jan 1597; Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland; Batch: C73985-5

Octavian
Octavian is a form of the Roman Octavianus, one of several cognomina borne by the Emperor Augustus during his lifetime. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/43047/Augustus).
Octavian Heckleton; Male; Marriage; 30 Jan 1560; Lammas With Little Hautbois, Norfolk, England; Batch: M01159-1
Octavyan Bryde; Male; Christening; 1560; St. Thomas, Newport, Hampshire, England; Batch: C16659-1
Octaviaen Jansz; Male; Marriage; 08 Dec 1630; Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands; Batch: M90101-1
Octavianus Wagner; Male; Christening; 07 Feb 1595; Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: C00441-2
Oktavianus Bloss; Male; Christening; 24 Aug 1616; Kirchheim (unter Teck), Württemberg, Germany; Batch: C00409-6

Octavius
Octavius was a Roman praenomen and nomen.  Its most famous bearer was Emperor Augustus.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/43047/Augustus).
Octavus Dormer; Male; Christening; 11 Aug 1583; St Martin Ludgate, London, London, England; Batch: C02160-2
Octavius Stetsue; Male; Christening; 17 Mar 1636; Namur, Namur, Belgium; Bach: C79711-3
Octavius Vacharius; Male; Marriage; 05 Jun 1633; Sankt Kolumba Katholisch, Koeln Stadt, Rheinland, Prussia; Batch: M96885-6
Octavio Kare; Male; Marriage; 15 Sep 1615; Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands; Batch: M90102-1
Octavio Desoria; Male; Marriage; 27 Apr 1586; Santiago Apostol, Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: M87106-1
Octavi Ballaster; Male; Marriage; 02 Aug 1587; San Feliu, Gerona, Gerona, Spain; Batch: M89274-7

Omega
Omega is the final letter of the Greek alphabet.
Omega Wenslye; Male; Christening; 01 May 1612; Padbury, Buckingham, England; Batch: C14852-1

Orion
Orion was a famous mythological hunter. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/432656/Orion). 
Orion Pomerye; Male; Marriage; 09 Oct 1614; Saint Andrew, Plymouth, Devon, England; Batch: M00183-1

Orpheus
Orpheus was a legendary musician who attempted to rescue his beloved from the Underworld.  His story became a popular subject for medieval romances.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/433177/Orpheus).
Orpheus Dunkynne; Male; Christening; 22 Mar 1601; Madron, Cornwall, England; Batch: P00169-1
Orfeo Amato; Male; Marriage; 18 Sep 1605; San Andres, Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: M87100-9

Pallas
Pallas was one of the epithets of the goddess Athena in Greek mythology.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/40681/Athena).
Pallas Powell; Female; Christening; 01 Mar 1562; Saint Mary, Stoke Newington, London, England; Batch: P01558-1

Pandora
In Greek mythology, Pandora’s curiosity and inability to resist opening a sealed box led to the release of ills upon the world.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/441113/Pandora).
Pandora Briann; Female; Marriage; 23 Aug 1574; Saint Botolph Bishopsgate, London, London, England; Batch: M00161-1

Patroclus
Patroclus was Achilles’ friend and lover in Greek mythology and the Iliad.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/3581/Achilles#ref168151).
Patroclus Menghe; Male; Marriage; 20 Feb 1628; Wedinghausen Roemisch-Katholische, Arnsberg Stadt, Westfalen, Prussia; Batch: M99290-1

Penthesilea
Penthesilea was the Queen of the Amazons who fought on the side of Troy in the Iliad.
Penthesilea Maynard; Female; Christening; 09 Jan 1595; Saint Thomas, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England; Batch: C15348-1

Petronius
Gaius Petronius Arbiter was the author of the Satyricon, a portrait of Rome in the first century. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/454501/Gaius-Petronius-Arbiter).
Petronius Von Dem Berg; Male; Marriage; 08 Jun 1592; Dompfarrei-Katholisch, Freiburg, Freiburg, Baden; Batch: M94253-1

Phaedra
Phaedra was a tragic queen in Euripides’ play Hippolytus.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/266676/Hippolytus#ref25890).
Phedra James; Female; Marriage; 11 Oct 1624; St Botolph Aldgate, London, England; Batch: M00080-3

Phoebe
Phoebe was a Titan in Greek mythology, grandmother of Apollo and Artemis.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/457102/Phoebe).
Phoebe Frayne; Female; Marriage; 21 May 1599; Tingrith, Bedford, England; Batch: M00372-1
Phoebe Schragmuller; Female; Christening; 06 Oct 1602; Evangelisch, Neunkirchen, Mosbach, Baden (Germany); Batch: C91662-2

Plato
Plato was a Greek philosopher, student of Socrates and teacher of Artistotle.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/464109/Plato).
Plato Garnett; Male; Christening; 19 Feb 1582; Kendal, Westmoreland, England; Batch: C00311-7

Priam
Priam was the King of Troy during the Trojan War.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/475706/Priam).
Priam Jennings; Male; Christening; 09 Dec 1621; Worthen, Shropshire, England; Batch: P01563-1
Priamus Wilkinson; Male; Christening; 23 May 1585; Danby in Cleveland, York, England; Batch: P00750-1

Primus
Primus was a Roman cognomen, found in, among other places, “A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html)
Primus Schitlenberg; Male; Christening; 06 Jan 1565; Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: C91613-1
Primus Orello; Male; Christening; 06 Oct 1570; Christening Place: Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland; Batch: C73986-8

Pyramus
Pyramus and Thisbe are fictional Greek lovers whose story first appears in Ovid's Metamorphoses and later as part of the play-within-a-play in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Pyramus Johnes; Male; Christening; 21 Sep 1623; Bishops Castle, Shropshire, England; Batch: C03733-1

Rhea Silvia
In Roman mythology, Rhea Silvia was the mother of Romulus and Remus, founders of Rome. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/509038/Romulus-and-Remus).
Rhea Sylvia Kurrer; Female; Christening; 05 Mar 1592; Schorndorf, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: C91735-1

Romanus
Romanus was a Roman cognomen as well as the name of several early saints. See “A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html).
Romanus Okely; Male; Marriage; 1 Nov 1624; Glemsford, Suffolk, England; Batch: M06222-3
Romanus Leopold; Male; Marriage; 21 Jan 1623; Obernai, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France; Batch: M83473-7


Romulus
Romulus was one of the legendary founders of Rome.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/509038/Romulus-and-Remus).
Romullus  [no surname]; Male; Christening; 1618; Padiham, Lancashire, England; Batch: C00541-4

Scipio
Scipio was the cognomen of numerous famous Romans, including Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus, the general who defeated Hannibal in the Second Punic War.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/529046/Scipio-Africanus-the-Elder).
Scipio Bremelcombe; Male; Christening; 25 May 1598; Bideford, Devon, England; Batch: C05032-1

Selene
In Greek and Roman mythology, Selene was the goddess of the moon.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/533214/Selene).
Selene Neale; Female; Christening; 04 Aug 1583; Bideford, Devon, England; Batch: C05032-1
Selena [no surname]; Female; Burial; 22 Sep 1610; Lincoln, Lincoln, England; Batch: B02569-3
Selina Newton; Female; Marriage; 05 May 1566; Morton (Near Bourne), Lincoln, England; Batch: M03032-3
Selina Teridor; Female; Christening; Sep 1573; Madremana, Gerona, Spain; Batch: C89180-1

Septimus
Septimus Knight; Male; Burial; 18 Jan 1563; Lincoln, England; Batch: B01191-4

Severus
Severus was a Roman cognomen borne by, among others, the Emperor Septimius Severus.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/536763/Septimius-Severus).
Severus Oligschlegers; Male; Christening; 16 Nov 1608; Katholisch, Heinsberg, Rheinland, Prussia; Batch: C96512-1

Sextus
Sextus was a Roman praenomen, found in, among other places, “A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html).  The name Sixtus may be a variant form of this name or may simply be Latin for “sixth.”
Sextus Hart; Male; Christening; 24 Jun 1582; Newton Longville, Buckingham, England; Batch: P01291-1
Sixtus Brunnenmaier; Male; Marriage; 15 May 1564; Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: M91614-9

Socrates
Socrates was one of the most significant Greek philosophers.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/551948/Socrates).
Socrates Thunder; Male; Marriage; 15 May 1585; High Ercall, Shropshire, England; Batch: M00896-1
Socrates Raven; Male; Christening; 08 Aug 1602; Withington, Shropshire, England; Batch: P00656-1

Silvanus
Silvanus was the Roman god of the countryside.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/544744/Silvanus).
Silvanus Gyles; Male; Marriage; 12 Oct 1578; Narborough, Norfolk, England; Batch: M10964-1
Silvanus Syrell; Male; Christening; 17 Sep 1572; Bromyard, Hereford, England; Batch: J13867-1

Silvia
In Roman mythology, Silvia or Sylvia was a minor goddess associated with the forest.
Silvia Hill; Female; Christening; 24 Nov 1582; Winthorpe, Lincoln, England; Batch: C05488-3
Silvia Rajoler; Female; Marriage; 26 Jan 1579; San Andrés De Llevaneras, Barcelona, Spain; Batch: M88976-4

Tertius
Tertius was a Roman cognomen, found in, among other places, “A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html).
Tertius Strowde; Male; Christening; 20 Apr 1579; Saint Mary the Virgin, Dover, Kent, England; Batch: C03656-1

Thalia
Thalia was the Muse of Comedy in Greek mythology.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/589819/Thalia).
Thalia Smith; Female; Christening; 25 Mar 1609; Pillerton Priors, Warwick, England; Batch: C04376-2

Thia
Thia or Theia was a Titaness in Greek mythology.
Thea Sargeant; Female; Christening; Nov 1624; Barrow-Upon-Humber, Lincoln, England; Batch: C02689-3

Thisbe
Pyramus and Thisbe are fictional Greek lovers whose story first appears in Ovid's Metamorphoses and later as part of the play-within-a-play in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Thisby Gilbank: Female; Christening; Polstead, Suffolk, England; Batch: C06302-2

Theseus
In Greek mythology, Theseus was the hero who defeated the minotaur of Crete.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/591825/Theseus).
Theseus Sangewyn; Male; Christening; 21 Jan 1601; Sutcombe, Devon, England; Batch: C05249-1

Tiberius
Tiberius was a Roman praenomen whose most famous bearer was the second Emperor.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/594862/Tiberius).
Tyberis Trymingham; Male; Christening; 15 Jul 1593; Fishlake, York, England; Batch: C10650-3
Tiberius Balamanuto; Male; Marriage; 30 Jan 1604; Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: M91614-9

Titus
Titus was a Roman praenomen, found in, among other places, “A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html).
Titus White; Male; Christening; 16 May 1574; St Giles Cripplegate, London, London, England; Batch: C02243-1
Titus Brauns; Male; Christening; 15 Jul 1576; Evangelische, Alsenz, Pfalz, Bavaria (Germany); Batch: C99701-1

Ulysses
Ulysses was the English rendering Odysseus, Greek hero of the Trojan war and main character of the Odyssey.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/425301/Odysseus).
Ulysses Goodwin; Male; Christening; 13 Jan 1578; Morton, Derby, England; Batch: P01494-1
Ulissis Monmorthe; Male; Burial; 29 Nov 1582; St. Botolph Aldgate, London, England; Batch: B02101-5

Urania
Urania was the Muse of astronomy in Greek myth.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/619096/Urania).
Urania Judge; Female; Christening; 05 Dec 1610; Saint Germans, Cornwall, England; Batch: C05315-1

Valeria
Valeria is the feminine form of a Roman nomen.  Most famously, it was borne by the third wife of the Emperor Claudius.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/377067/Messalina-Valeria).
Valeria Wagner; Female; Christening; 23 Feb 1589; Bauerbach, Baden, Germany; Batch: C95149-1
Valeria Paula Margarida Montras; Female; Christening; 20 Oct 1599; San Felíu, Gerona, Gerona, Spain; C89274-2
Valeria Wissenburger; Female; Christening Date; 19 Jun 1586; Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland; Batch: C73996-3

Valerius
Valerius was a Roman nomen, found in, among other places, “A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html)
Valerius Schavrath; Male; Marriage; 03 Jul 1642; Helsingør, Frederiksborg, Denmark; Batch: M22067-2
Valerius Johnson; Male; Marriage; 15 Jun 1615; Great Steeping, Lincoln, England; Batch: M02872-1
Valerius Haller; Male; Christening; 01 Aug 1577; Sankt Laurentius, Trier, Rheinland, Preussen, Germany; Batch: C96388-1
Valerius Van Der Hoeven; Male; Marriage; 22 Oct 1619; Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands; Batch: M01225-0

Vespasian
Vespasian is from Vespasianus, the cognomen of a Roman Emperor.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/626856/Vespasian).
Vespation Griffyes; Male; Christening; 13 Dec 1629; Baschurch, Shropshire, England; Batch: C03390-1
Vespasian Frantz; Male; Christening; 20 Dec 1601; Stadtpfarrei Evangelisch, Darmstadt, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt; Batch: Batch: C93199-1
Vespasianus Loskant; Male; Christening; 10 Aug 1578; Stadtpfarrei Evangelisch, Darmstadt, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt; Batch: Batch: C93199-1
Vespasien Lamio; Male; Marriage; 15 Aug 1610; Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands; Batch: M90125-4

Venus
Venus was the Roman goddess of love, parallel to the Greek Aphrodite. (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/625655/Venus).
Venus Beaumoud; Female; Christening; 10 Nov 1566; Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London, England; Batch: C04160-5
Venus Barker; Female; Marriage; 19 May 1573; Kelvedon Near Colchester, Essex, England; Batch: M04228-1

Vulcan
Vulcan was the Roman god of fire and volcanoes.  (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/633424/Vulcan).
Vulcan Durham; Male; Christening; 04 Apr 1589; Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland, England; Batch: P00022-1

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