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Names From Convict Records


If you were on board a male convict ship sailing from England to Australia in the first half of of the 19th century, chances are that some of your companions on the voyage were named John, Joseph, James, William, George, Edward, Henry, Thomas, Charles, Benjamin or Samuel.

If you were on board one of the female convict ships some of your companions were probably Mary, Mary Ann, Maria, Elizabeth, Hannah, Jane, Margaret, Anne, Charlotte, Martha or Sarah; or perhaps a little less likely Lucy, Frances, Sally, Emma, Alice, Phoebe, Grace, Louisa, Rebecca or Lydia.

On the Convict ships from Ireland predominate first names included Patrick, Bryan, Daniel, Michael, Owen, Terence, Denis, Timothy, Francis or perhaps Lawrence, Richard or Martin. The women were often named Bridget, Margaret, Mary, Anne, Catherine, Rose, Ellen, Eleanor, Johanna and Eliza.

Some of the first names that appear less frequently in convict records are listed below:

Male Names

Abel
Abnor
Abraham
Absolom
Adolphus
Ambrose
Ammon
Amos
Aquilla
Arnold
Augustine
Augustus
Austin


Barclay
Barnabus
Barnaby
Barnett
Bartley
Barzilla
Beaumont
Bennett
Brighton


Christian
Clement
Conrad
Constantine
Cornelius


Darby
Decimus
Demetrius
Deninus
Dixon
Dudley


Eanis
Ebeneza
Edmund
Elias
Elijah
Elisha
Ellis
Elmer
Eneas
Enoch
Enos
Ephraim
Erasmus
Ernest
Erskine
Esau
Eugene
Eusebius
Euseby
Evan
Ewing
Ezekiel
Ezra


Felix
Fenton
Ferdinand
Finlay
Francisco
Franklin


Gabriel
Gamaleon
Garrard
Gareth
Garrett
Gaspard
Gerrard
Gersham
Gervas,
Gilbert
Giles
Godfrey
Goliah
Griffin
Griffith
Guy


Hagar
Hamlet
Hammond
Harrison
Hector
Hercules
Hezekiah
Hierom
Hiram
Horace
Horatio
Houston
Humphrey
Hiam


Ignatius
Ira
Isachar
Ishmael
Isaiah
Israel
Iverson


Jabez
Jarvis
Jasper
Jediah
Joachim
Job
Johan
Jonas
Josias
Judah
Julias
Justice
Justinian


Kellon


Lackey
Larkin
Laughlin
Launcelot
Lazarus
Leigh
Lester
Lewis
Lilham
Lionel
Llewellen
Lot
Lyon


Magnus
Mahalath
Major
Manasseh
Marius
Marmaduke
Marriatt
Mathias
Mathuselah
Maurice
Melancthon
Melville
Millington
Mortimer
Morty
Mordacai
Moses
Murdock
Murtagh


Nehemiah
Nelson
Nerrian
Newson
Noah
Noble
Norman


Oaten
Obadiah
Orlando
Oscar


Pascoe
Percival
Peregrine
Petus
Phineas
Pierce
Purcill


Ralph
Randall
Randle
Raphael
Redmond
Reginald
Reuben
Roderick
Rody
Rowland
Rupert


Sampson
Saul
Septimus
Seth
Seymour
Shadrack
Silas
Silvanus
Silvester
Simeon
Solomon
Spencer
Squire
Sydney
Sylvanus


Tattersall
Thadeus
Thady
Theodore
Theophillus
Titus
Tobias
Tristram


Urias
Uziel


Valentine
Vernon
Vincent


Wilfred
Worthy


Xavery


Zadock
Zebedee
Zenophon



Female Names


Abigail
Adelaide
Alison
Alley
Anstatia
Avis


Belinda
Bell
Bertha
Betsey
Biddy


Charity
Christiana
Clara
Clarissa
Clementina


Dinah
Dolly
Dorothea
Dorothy


Elspeth
Esther
Euphemia


Fanny
Flora
Florence
Flower


Georgiana


Henrietta
Hepzibah


Ivy


Jemima


Kesiah
Keziah
Kitty


Letitia
Loveday
Lucinda
Lucretia


Madge
Margery
Matilda
Mercy
Millicent
Mirium
Myra


Nancy
Nelly
Norah


Olivia
Olympia


Peggy
Phillis
Priscilla
Prudence


Rhoda
Robina
Rosa
Rosanette
Rosina


Sabina
Sapy (Gypsy name)

Tabitha
Tamasin
Thereza
Thomasine


Venus
Violetta


Winifred

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