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East ILoI - 2023-07-05

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18: Una del Unicorn -New Name (NP)

Submitter desires a feminine name.
The following changes are allowed: any changes needed to make it grammatically correct
Spelling (as submitted, if possible) most important.

Consulting Herald: Alys Mackyntoich

Una is an English female given name found in the FamilySearch Historical Records as follows:

Una Grindall; Female; Male; Christening; 29 Jan 1588; Saint Bees, Cumberland, England; Batch: C03686-2 (

del Unicorn is an English byname based on an inn-sign. Juliana de Luna's "Dictionary of Inn Signs in Medieval and Renaissance England" ( contains multiple examples of inns named for the unicorn, including: le Unicorne (1318-1320), the Unicorn (1424-30) and the Unicorn (1636).

Bardsley p. 8-9 has examples of del + inn-sign bynames:

del Whithors (1273)
del Hat (1273)

Also in Bardsley:

del Hog (1313) - s.n. Hogg
del Heued (1379) - s.n. Head

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