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Everyone Knew Her as Nancy

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  • Nancy Jane Porter (1728 - aft.1768)
  • Nancy Human (1824 - d.)
    Residence : Morgan county, Morgan, Tennessee, United States - 1850** Reference: FamilySearch Genealogy - SmartCopy : Dec 7 2023, 13:19:59 UTC
  • Nancy Blair (c.1805 - 1892)
    Nancy was a Cherokee woman. Biography Nancy Blythe was a Cherokee woman. Birth: 1805 Death: Jan. 11, 1892. She was the daughter of Jonathan R Blythe and his Cherokee wife. She was the second wife ...
  • Nancy "Nanny" Ellen Cole (1762 - 1810)
  • Nancy French (1797 - 1880)

Her name was Magill, she called herself Lil, but Everyone Knew Her as Nancy.

Lyrics from the Beatles song Rocky Raccoon.

The Goal is to match any duplicate profiles and merge if they are in fact the same person.

This is for the profiles whose first name is Nancy or that have more that one first name or given name. There seem to be quite a few Nancys. I have found that people often have more than one or two names that they went by or nick names. There are Nancys who have been married more than once and have several married last names. I have found that many Native American women were named Nancy.

Sometimes there are two or more different profiles of the same person on and if there are any that can be merged from this Nancy project then this project can possibly be helpful.

* Please only add public profiles. There is no obligation to add profiles, this is only for those who want to add the profiles they manage and if there are possible duplicates. Any private profiles or living profiles should not be added.

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One way we can try to match Nancy profiles is to list the ones here that are similar and need to be looked at.


Add any Nancy profile you see or if she went by several names other than her first name.

Given Name NANCY

GENDER: Feminine USAGE: English PRONOUNCED: NANT-see [key]=

Meaning & History Previously a medieval diminutive of ANNIS, though since the 18th century it has been a diminutive of ANNE (1). It is now usually regarded as an independent name. During the 20th century it became very popular in the United States. A city in the Lorraine region of France bears this name, though it derives from a different source. Expand Name Links Related Names See All Relations Show Family Tree VARIANTS: Annie, Nan, Nanette, Nannie, Nanny DIMINUTIVE: Nan OTHER LANGUAGES: Quanna (African American), Agnes, Hagne (Ancient Greek), Ane, Anne (Basque), Anna, Hanna (Belarusian), Anna, Hannah (Biblical), Anna (Biblical Greek), Channah (Biblical Hebrew), Anna (Biblical Latin), Anna, Oanez, Annick (Breton), Ana, Anna (Bulgarian), Agnès, Aina, Anna, Anaïs (Catalan), Agneza, Ana, Hana, Ines, Janja, Nensi (Croatian), Anna, Hana (Czech), Agnes, Anna, Anne, Hanna, Agnete, Agnetha, Agnethe, Ane, Anika, Anita, Annette (Danish), Agnes, Anna, Anne, Annelien, Hanna, Hannah, Anika, Anita, Anke, Anneke, Annet, Annette, Annika, Anouk, Ans, Antje, Nes, Neske (Dutch), Anna, Age, Anu (Estonian), Anna, Anne, Aune, Hanna, Iines, Anita, Anneli, Anni, Anniina, Annika, Annikki, Annukka, Anu, Niina (Finnish), Agnès, Anne, Hannah, Inès, Anaïs, Annette, Anouk, Ninon (French), Ana (Georgian), Agnes, Anna, Anne, Hanna, Hannah, Anika, Anina, Annett, Annette, Annika (German), Anna (Greek), Channah, Hannah, Chanah (Hebrew), Ágnes, Anna, Hanna, Ági, Anett, Anikó, Annuska, Panna, Panni (Hungarian), Agnes, Anna, Hanna (Icelandic), Aignéis, Nainsí (Irish), Agnese, Anna, Annabella, Ines, Annetta (Italian), Agnese, Agnija, Anna, Anita (Latvian), Nes, Neske (Limburgish), Agné, Ona (Lithuanian), Anke, Antje (Low German), Agnija, Ana (Macedonian), Agnes, Anna, Anne, Hanna, Agnetha, Anita, Annette, Anniken (Norwegian), Anna, Anaïs (Occitan), Agnieszka, Anna, Hanna, Anita, Jagienka, Jagna, Jagusia (Polish), Ana, Anabela, Inês, Anita (Portuguese), Ana, Anca (Romanian), Agnessa, Anna (Russian), Annag, Nandag (Scottish), Agnija, Ana, Janja (Serbian), Agnesa, Anna, Hana (Slovak), Ana, Ines, Neža, Anica, Anika, Anita (Slovene), Ana, Anabel, Inés, Anita (Spanish), Agnes, Anna, Anne, Hanna, Agneta, Agnetha, Anita, Annette, Annika, Hannah (Swedish), Anna, Hanna (Ukrainian), Nest, Nesta (Welsh)

Nancy is first found in the 1200’s, coming into Middle English from the French.

Usage: Many thousands of examples of Nancy as a given name can be found in Scotland's pre-1855 registers of baptism. The earliest example I have found belongs to the year 1607. This is one of only three which are dated earlier than 1700. Another three are noticed in the period 1701-50. A further twenty are noticed in the period 1751-70, and thereafter Nancy becomes more popular as a given name.

A Listing of Some Nicknames Used in the 18th & 19th Centuries

Female Nickname / Female Proper Name
Nan / Ann, Anna, Ellen
Nancy / Ann, Anna, Agnes
Nannie / Nancy, Anna

The last name “Nanney” comes from Nannau, a place in Wales.