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Gillian Jennifer

Gillian Jennifer Report 18 Apr 2006 21:26

Hi, I have Irwin Diston Gillott Shield Thanks Jennifer.


dutch Report 19 Apr 2006 11:37

hello ken im trying to find out were the surname furnival came from as that was my ggggmothers name before she married amellor,also she named one of her sons jose rathbone mellor do you no were the rathbone came from,i do no she was born in 1793,cuddington,cheshire if thats of any help thank you,joyce


Erikoinen Report 19 Apr 2006 19:57

WEATHERALL - 2 areas Co. Durham & Notts. - Easington & Basford SPENCELEY - Yorkshire, North Riding, Helmsley READMAN - Yorkshire, North Riding, Whitby HARRISON - Imagine a North/South divide line along the cities of Peterborough, Coventry & Birmiongham Harrison is a North England name actual numbers show Lancs & W Riding, percntage of population indicates Westmoreland & E Riding -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MELLUISH - South Devon, St Thmas and surrounding area FELLOWS & WESTWOOD - West Midlands, Staffs., Dudley PINSON - Staffs., Wolverhampton & Cannock BRIGGS - W. Riding, Bradford Clitheroe( & Memsworth) BUTTON - SE England & Somerset, Suffolk, Blything, Frome(Som.) ...................(Tenterden, Kent) FODEN - Cheshire Macclesfield ( & Congleton) ----------------------------------------------------------------- IRWIN - Lanchester, Co. Durham (W. Derby, Lancs) DISTON - Fairly even spread to three areas (2/3 of name) Fifeshire, Gloucs. & Middx ---- Shipston -on - Stour GILLOTT - Rotherham & Sheffield, W. Riding SHIELD - Co. Durham (& Northumberland) Hexham ( Lanchester) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- FURNIVAL - Staffs/Cheshire border- Nantwich, (Wolstanton & Newcastle -on - Lyme) RATHBONE - 4 counties West of England near exclusivity, Lancs, Cheshire, Staffs & Warwickshire -- Northwich, Macclesfield prominent


ElaineM Report 19 Apr 2006 20:23

Thanks Ken Spot on with Readman and extremely close with Spenceley. Although I've found no connection with Weatherall and Co Durham or Notts yet!!! Still very early on with Harrison research so I'll bear it in mind when I'm looking. Very Interesting though! Regards Elaine

Jessie aka Maddies mate

Jessie aka Maddies mate Report 19 Apr 2006 22:21

Brilliant Ken with mine Melluish, Fellows, Westwood , Pinson, and Foden, only one I haven't got the same is Button as I can get mine back to Nottingham in the 1700's but no-where else - will give me more scope to look though Thanks Joanne


Tillot Report 19 Apr 2006 22:45

Hi Ken, Thanks so much for that! How fascinating! Gold star coming your way - you are spot on with them all! Wonderful! Helen x


Janet Report 19 Apr 2006 22:49

Hi I'm researching the name Haslam. I was hoping to find a Charles Haslam in Wales but no luck yet.

Gillian Jennifer

Gillian Jennifer Report 19 Apr 2006 23:01

Hi Ken, Spot on with Irwin and Shield thanks Jennifer.


Christine Report 19 Apr 2006 23:14

Hi Ken Thank you for your kind offer! My main family names are: CHENERY HITCHCOCK CRICK ARBON/ARBOURN WOODROFFE PUDNEY AYRES FULLBROOK MARRIOTT Many thanks indeed, Kind regards, Chris


Linda Report 19 Apr 2006 23:54

Hi Ken, thank-you for your offer and would you look-up the surname LITTLEFORD please? Many thanks, Linda


Avril Report 20 Apr 2006 00:42

hia ken brown mullin paton clark mclaughlin atkinson thanks avril


dutch Report 20 Apr 2006 08:00

hi ken thank you for telling were the names furnival and rathbone came from ,have anice weekend,joyce from holland


Unknown Report 20 Apr 2006 09:33

Hi Ken Can you look for Niblett, Loverock, Dolman and Bullock for me ? Ta Chuck


dutch Report 20 Apr 2006 09:52

hi ken hope you dont mind but could you do these surnames thank you bassindale mellor morgan cowan williamson melrose marshall thank you joyce

Dizzy Lizzy 205090

Dizzy Lizzy 205090 Report 20 Apr 2006 09:57

Hi Ken, Thank you for your kind offer. Please could you look up: Lewis Dance Potter Bagnall Newman Collard Walmsley Crossley Thanks again, Liz :-)


Sylvia Report 20 Apr 2006 10:08

Hi Ken. only just found your thread. Could you look for: TUFFINS WHITEWAY COMMER Many thanks, Sylvia.


Erikoinen Report 21 Apr 2006 02:05

Haslam - Lancs & Derbys. - Bolton, Bury & Chesterfield -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Berry - Lancs & W.Riding, Chorley, Barton upon Inwell, Bolton Carlisle - Lancs & W.Riding, Wharfedale Carlile - Notts., Bingham Stephens - SW England (& SE Wales) most parts of Cornwall prominently Liskeard & St. Austell -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHENERY - E. Anglia - Guiltcross, Norfolk Hoxne, Suffolk HITCHCOCK - Somerset - Wellington, Axminster CRICK - E. Anglia (& most Eastern counties) Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk ARBON/ARBOURN - Suffolk, Thingoe ( BStE ), Wayland, Norfolk/ St Neots WOODROFFE - Pewsey, Wilts ( & Loughborough, Leics.) PUDNEY - Halstead, Essex ( Lexden & Mardon) AYRES - SE England ( mainly north of London) Wycombe, Bucks. FULLBROOK - Berks & Hertley Whitney, Hants MARRIOTT - Central England, Notts. & Derbys. Mansfield, Nottingham & Chesterfield( Hardingston & Northampton) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LITTLEFORD - Salops./Staffs border Kendall, Ulverston, Bridgnorth -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- brown - Sth Scotland & Northern England - too widespread beyond that mullin - Lanarkshire ( W. Derby) paton - Ayrshire, Lanarkshire ( W. Derby) clark - anywhere except Wales mclaughlin - Renfrewshire Lanarkshire ( Preston, Lancs.)_ atkinson - Westmoreland, Lancs & W. Riding -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Niblett - Gloucestershire, Gloucester and Strood, interesting community in Radnor Loverock - Staffs., Warwicks., Uttoxeter Dolman - Staffs./Derbys. border Burton/Lichfield Bullock - Western counties - Staffs., Worcs., & Gloucs. - Bromyard, West Bromwich, Westbury, Burton -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- bassindale - Lincoln & W. Riding, Thome mellor - Lancs, Derbys. & W. Riding - Huddersfield, Chapel En le Firth & Leek morgan - S. Wales - Glamorganshire, Monmouthshire, - Brecon cowan - Lanarkshire & Central Scotland williamson - NE England, Lancs - Ashton, Chorlton, Stockport melrose - Midlothian, southern Scotland marshall - Central England, W. Riding - Bradford ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lewis - SW Wales, Glamorgan ( Camarthenshire) Dance - Surrey/ Berks & Hereford, Wokingham, Marlborough & Ledbury Potter - Widespread, SE Eng. East Anglia, Essex , Braintree Bagnall - Staffordshire Newman - previously done Collard - Kent & Somerset, Bridge and Bridgwater Walmsley - Lanc Crossley -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TUFFINS - only 2 instances available - Middlesboro, North Riding, & Hitchin, Herts WHITEWAY - Devon (south), Newton Abbot & Totnes COMMER - not enough information to form opinion, 2 sites Gateshead & Cardiff


Kila Report 21 Apr 2006 02:08

Hi Ken, I have a common Johnson and now Burrows. Any chance of those being looked at please.... Thanks...Will enjoy the findings i'm sure. Kila xx


Unknown Report 21 Apr 2006 02:34

Hi Ken Can you look up Windell sometime please Thanks Dee ;-)


Erikoinen Report 21 Apr 2006 09:07

Johnson - Eastern counties more prominent, most unlikely places Scotland, Wales & SW England Burrows - Central England - close eyes stick pin in map, Basford, Notts Windell - Southern England, Wiltshire, Westbury