Hard to believe that anyone would name their child Boots or Bird. Makes me wish that I had asked my Grandma when she was still living, what those names meant. Lum, I think could be an Irish name, as was Pinkney....I think???? There are quite a few odd names in my family, and my daughter and I get a kick out of them. But when I decided to do this post, I tried looking up some of these names to see if there was anything on the web about them. I couldn't find out anything, but did run across this page, with celebrity baby names that are pretty...out there. Many are just so difficult to pronounce and spell....now Bird and Boots don't seem half bad. Just kidding!!!!
I have one side of my family going back to 1820. When I have to go back to the original countries, which will be Ireland, Scotland, Germany and England, it will get much more difficult than searching here in America.
I think it is fun and interesting, but very time consuming. And so far there isn't anything very legendary about my family history. But if I keep looking who knows what I may stumble upon.