What are some classic names from the 1700's in England?

Trying to write a story that takes place in 1734, so what are some classic names that are British?

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  • Avani
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    6 years ago
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    MALE:

    Benjamin

    Charles

    James

    William

    Edward

    Daniel

    John

    Fitzwilliam

    Henry

    Abraham

    George

    Samuel

    Lewis

    David

    Arthur

    Harry

    Franklin/ Frank

    Thomas

    Howard

    Reginald

    Nicholas

    Joseph

    Christopher

    Nathaniel

    Alexander

    Hugh

    Jonas

    Peter

    Humphrey

    Michael

    Stephen

    Ralph

    Philip

    Alfred

    Frederick

    FEMALE:

    Abigail

    Agatha

    Elizabeth

    Jane

    Margaret

    Mary

    Sarah

    Catherine

    Grace

    Elinor

    Amelia

    Georgiana

    Susanna

    Constance

    Mercy

    Juliana

    Louisa

    Marianne

    Alice

    Winifred

    Imogene

    Sybil

    Mabel

    Victoria

    Florence

    Lillian

    Fanny

    Charlotte

    Lydia

    Ann/ Anne

    Caroline

    Lucy

    Adelaide

    Harriet

    Maria

    Clara

    Emma

    Selina

    Augusta

    Hannah

    Sophia

    Wilhelmina

    Joanna

    Millicent

    Edith

    *Note- Other female names can be flowers or even virtues such as: Hope, Patience, Prudence, Temperance, Chastity, Joy, Felicity, Fortune etc.

    Although I would guess only religious, Puritan type parents would go with the virtue names.

    **Another Note- The female names Abigail and Margaret were very common among servants, so keep that in mind when naming.

    *BONUS Surnames:

    Brown, Anderson, Steele, Watson, Baker, Richard, Carter, Jenkinson, Lucas, Fletcher, Miller, Glover, Cooper, Cartwright, Long, Davidson, Johnson, Forster, Stone, Younge, King, Hill, Middleton, Collins, Brandon, Taylor, Martin, Dashwood, Grey, Harrison, Crawford, Parks, Clarke, Abbot, Fairfield, Williams, Smith, Hastings, Campbell, Boyd, Elliott, Fullard, Hurst, Hewitt, Pierce

    Sorry for the long list. I really only put in a few of the ones that I found.

    I hope they helped. Good luck!

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