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Best of 2012 – Popular Names of the Civil War

Posted By 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:

Part 1: Most Popular Male Names of the 1860s

Part 2: Most Popular Female Names of the 1860s

Part 3: Most Popular Names of Area Civil War Soldiers

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.



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