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ANCESTRY ANTHOLOGY: I LOVE MY FAMILY: THE NAME GAME: NEW TRIBUTE TO FAMILY MEMBERS WITH UNIQUE NAMES



I WOKE UP THIS MORNING WITH A BRIGHT IDEA


I JUST GOT TO THINKING.....I JUST HAD AN AMAZING THOUGHT ABOUT THE FACT THAT MY RESEARCH ON ANCESTRY.COM HAS RESULTED IN THE DISCOVERY OF SOME INTERESTING, FUNNY, ; AND SOMETIMES, VERY "UNIQUE" NAMES IN MY FAMILY TREE!!

I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN INTERESTED IN THE ORIGINS AND MEANINGS OF NAMES BECAUSE I HAVE CONSIDERED MY OWN NAME TO BE UNIQUE FOR MOST OF MY EARLY LIFE....MAINLY BECAUSE I HAD GONE FROM ELEMENTARY TO HIGH SCHOOLS; YET, HAD NEVER MET ANYONE WITH MY NAME....TRENELL!!  NOT ONCE IN "BACHELORS" COLLEGE OR WHILE GETTING MY MASTERS' DEGREE, DID I MEET ANYONE OR EVEN SEE IT IN WRITING,  EVEN THOUGH, I WORKED IN FINANCIAL AID AND CAREER PLACEMENT OFFICES WHICH REQUIRED ME TO PROCESS THOUSANDS OF STUDENT DOCUMENTS....

THEN, ONE DAY I WENT TO A LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD BANK;  AND, HAVING BEEN TAUGHT TO ADDRESS PEOPLE BY NAME IF I KNEW IT...I HAD GOTTEN INTO A HABIT OF LOOKING AT THE NAMETAGS OF CASHIERS WHILE THEY CHECKED ME OUT AT THE GROCERY STORES OR BANK TELLERS AS THEY HANDLED MY BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS....I THINK IT BECAME SOMETHING I DID TO KEEP FROM GETTING BORED....AND, TO MY SURPRISE, THERE SHE WAS...A BEAUTIFUL, YOUNG,BLACK LADY WITH A NAMETAG WHICH HAD MY NAME....IT WAS ECSTATIC AND ASKED IF I COULD HUG HER AS SHE TOLD ME SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF A FORMER CLASSMATE AND FRIEND OF MINE FROM 'THE ORIGINAL L.C. ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL" IN AUSTIN...I WAS THRILLED THAT SHE FELT COOL ENOUGH WITH ME AND OUR RELATIONSHIP TO NAME A CHILD AFTER ME...OR AT LEAST, ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SHE LIKED MY NAME!!!
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On one website  - SEVEN REFLECTIONS.COM
http://www.sevenreflections.com/name/trenell/ -
I found the following:


What Does Name "Trenell" Mean

You like to control everyone within your influence, to shape things to your own liking. If positive, you develop high spirituality, as you have God's protection. You are sensitive, affectionate, imaginative and cooperative, spiritually aware and prone to self-sacrifice. You can keep secrets and are a good diplomat. You may have healing and psychic powers.You have an eventful, exciting life. You are versatile and have the ability to learn easily.You are seeking freedom, opportunities to enjoy life: to make love, to go places and to do things. You are very adventurous and willing to take risk to achieve your objectives. New ways and new experiences can't satisfy your restless nature. One adventure leads you to another. You are honest and fair, because you know that this is the only way to receive justice and honesty from other people. But your personal growth is vital for you, and it is difficult to be tied down by rules and obligations. Your restless spirit might best be controlled by choosing the field of work that meets your demand for action and adventure.
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TrenellGirl's name meaning, origin, and popularity

Popularity

#9,068

in 2000

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from 1999

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SINCE THEN, WITH MY INTRO TO GOOGLE AND THE INTERNET 25 YEARS  LATER, I FOUND SEVERAL "TRENELLs"....MOSTLY MEN....SOME VERY WELL-KNOWN, LIKE TRENELL    ; THE FABULOUS SINGER....OR TRENELL SMITH (WHICH IS MY MAIDEN NAME), THE FANTASTIC FEMALE BASKETBALL PLAYER!! 


BUT, ONE OF MY MAIN REASONS FOR MY SEARCHES ON ANCESTRY.COM HAS BEEN TO FIND SOMEONE IN MY FAMILY WITH THE SAME NAME; ...TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY MY MOTHER GAVE ME THAT NAME...AND NO MIDDLE NAME, UNLIKE MY SISTER, CAROLYN "ANN"....THERE'S GOT TO BE A REASON....BUT, SO FAR, I'VE FAILED TO FIND THAT PERSON....OR THAT REASON....THE SEARCH CONTINUES....

HOWEVER, IN THE MEANTIME, I HAVE NOT FAILED TO NOTICE THE "UNIQUENESS" OF THE NAMES OF SOME OF MY FAMILY MEMBERS' AND I HAVE DECIDED TO SHARE SOME STORIES ABOUT THOSE "NAMES" AND THOSE "PEOPLE" I HAVE DISCOVERED WITH A NEW ANCESTRY ANTHOLOGY CATEGORY BEGINNING TODAY.....


SO, THIS BEAUTIFUL, BLACK LADY REPRESENTS THE RISE OF THIS NEW IDEA...SHE REPRESENTS "THE PHOENIX" OF THIS NEW CATEGORY I WILL FEATURE, WITH THE NAMES AN SHORT BIOS OF FAMILY MEMBERS WITH INTERESTING AND/OR UNIQUE NAMES, IN MY OPINION!! MY JOURNAL WILL CONTINUE TO TRANSFORM AS I LOOK FORWARD TO CELEBRATING MY FIRST-YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN NOVEMBER!!

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BIRTHDAY TRIBUTES

I HAVE TO FINALLY ADMIT THAT IT BECAME IMPOSSIBLE TO WORK ON MY PERSONAL BIRTHDAY TRIBUTES, KEEP UP TO DATE WITH LOCAL, STATE, AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS, AND FULFILL MY "GRANNY NANNY" AND OTHER PERSONAL FAMILY OBLIGATIONS/DUTIES....WHICH, OF COURSE, TAKES PRIORITIES OVER EVERYTHING....SO, I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO STILL DO A TRIBUTE TO FAMILY MEMBERS ON THEIR BIRTHDAYS....SO, I HAVE FINALLY DECIDED THAT I NEED TO USE ANCESTRY.COM TO CREATE A DATABASE SORTED BY MONTHS....NOT NAMES....SO, I HAVE BEGUN A NEW RESEARCH PROJECT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ME TO CONVERT THE NAME INFO INTO DATE INFO...IN OTHER WORDS, I WILL BEGIN WITH THE IMMEDIATE FAMILIES OF MY PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, GREAT-GRANDPARENTS;  GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS, AUNTS, UNCLES,
SIBLINGS, CHILDREN, COUSINS, ETC., AND, FILL IN THE MONTHS AS I DISCOVER FAMILY MEMBERS...IN THAT WAY, I CAN LOOK FOR APRIL'S TRIBUTE TO KNOW WHO ELSE IS AN "ARIAN PRINCESS/QUEEN" IN MY FAMILY...MAYBE, EVEN PLAN BIRTHDAY EVENTS/CELEBRATIONS TOGETHER...WHO KNOWS WHERE IT MIGHT LEAD...
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SO, WHEN I AM NOT POSTING, PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH ME...SOMETIMES, THERE IS SO MUCH GOING ON IN THE "REAL" WORLD, I HAVE TO POST ABOUT THEM; RATHER THAN ON WHAT I REALLY LOVE TO DO....RESEARCH MY FAMILY HISTORY AND SHARE WITH MY FRIENDS!!!  SO, IN THESE LAST FEW DAYS OF 2017, I HOPE TO SEND OUT BIRTHDAY TRIBUTES FOR EACH MONTH OF THIS YEAR....IF, I MISS YOUR BIRTHDAY, PLEASE LET ME KNOW....I AM STILL PLANNING TO POST A BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO EACH IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER (PAST AND PRESENT) AS I CONTINUE TO RESEARCH OESSN ANCESTRY.COM, NEWSPAPERS.COM, AND FOLD3 (MILITARY).

PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH ME AS I WRITE AND RESEARCH THIS JOURNAL....VERY OFTEN, I GET DISTRACTED FOR 4-5 HOURS BY "SURPRISE DISCOVERIES"....LIKE YESTERDAY, WHEN I FOUND THE DEATH CERTIFICATE OF ONE OF MY FAMILY MEMBERS AND IT WAS SO UPSETTING TO ME BECAUSE OF ITS' INCOMPLETENESS; AND, I SPENT THE REST OF LAST EVENING....

I HAVE NOW DECIDED TO USE HIM AS MY FIRST "F.U.N." (FAMILY WITH UNIQUE NAMES) POST....



THE FEATURED UNIQUE NAME IS "EARLIE"....


"EARLIE BEDFORD"

WHO WAS 30 YEARS OLD WHEN HE WAS SHOT TO DEATH ....IT WAS RULED A HOMICIDE; BUT, THE FEW OTHER FACTS WAS THE TIME HE DIED AND THAT HE WORKED AS A COOK AT THE TRAVIS COUNTY COURTHOUSE CAFE...BUT, WHY WAS HE SHOT AT 1:58 IN THE MORNING....IT DOESN'T INDICATE THE "LOCATION OF DEATH" EXCEPT AS AUSTIN, TX....OR "WHO SHOT HIM IN THE THORAIC VERTEBRAE ...WAS HE AT HOME...WHERE YOU WOULD EXPECT IN THE EARLY MORNING....DID HIS WIFE OR OTHER FAMILY MEMBER SHOOT HIM?  SO, I SPENT HOURS TRYING TO FIND A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ABOUT HIS DEATH...BORN IN 1915...DIED IN 1946...SO, I WANT TO CONTINUE HIS SEARCH TODAY....I HOPE TO FIND PICTURES, BUT, FOR NOW I WILL USE "AVATARS" I HAVE CHOSEN TO REPRESENT THEM...I TRY TO USE DRAFT CARD INFO FOR MEN TO TRY TO MATCH WITH AVATARS....


EARLIE BEDFORD WAS ONLY 30 YEARS OLD WHEN HE WAS MURDERED...I WILL POST WHAT I FIND OUT AS MY RESEARCH CONTINUES...


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