Posted By Brian Tomlin on December 26, 2012
One of the most popular series of 2012 has been the series on the Most Common Names of the 1860s. This was a series of three posts that examined the most popular names of the civil war era and compared them with the most popular names of today. A third part took the list of area civil war soldiers and listed the mosts common first names from that list.
The complete series of posts:
Resources for name research:
You can research the Social Security Name Index to find out baby name popularity by decade, year, state, or the changing popularity of a particular name
In 2013 a fourth post will be added to this series looking at the most common family names of area Civil War Veterans.