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First Name & British Surname Lookups offered

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Leigh Report 26 Jun 2004 21:44

Have acquired a couple of books today which give the meanings/origins of both first names and British surnames. No guarantee of success, but happy to look should anyone wish me to.


Chris Report 26 Jun 2004 21:50

Hello Leigh You Would not happen to have a Tyrrell, North and Hearn in your Book as Surnames? Thanks in advance


Penny Report 26 Jun 2004 22:01

hi leigh became a auntie again yesterday for the nineth time, just wondered if you could look up the meaning of the new arrivals name ? her name is DEMI thanks penny


toto Report 26 Jun 2004 22:05

hi leigh if you would look for Slocombe for me i would be grateful allen

Debi Coone

Debi Coone Report 26 Jun 2004 22:22

Leigh thank you for your kind offer. The surnames I am interested in are: HICKS GLAZE KIRBY RIVERS PULHAM PLAYFORD PRITCHARD CARRINGTON Thank you for your time : ) Much happiness Debi


Smiley Report 26 Jun 2004 22:25

Hello Leigh Than you for your kind offer, I would be interested in the meaning of HALMAN, KERSLAKE and FIVASH please. Congrats Penny, my sister is 10 days overdue with her first baby, poor thing, she's going in tomorrow to get the ball rolling. I'm convinced it's a boy, it's all very exciting :)


Leigh Report 26 Jun 2004 22:26

Hello My first customer! Unfortunately, not a good start as it is not listed! I do have the following (as written): RUST: Cenwold Rust 1016-20 (Kent); Robert, Richard Rust 1148 Winton (Hampshire), 1275 RH (Nf). Old English 'rust', used of reddish hair or complexion. Or, possibly derived from.... RUTLEDGE/ROUTLEDGE/RUCKLIDGE: .....this is a border name, English rather than Scottish, from some place which still remains unidentified. Sorry, can't be more specific. Leigh


Unknown Report 26 Jun 2004 22:42

Leigh Thank you for your kind offer. I'd be interested in three surnames in my tree Chowns [also spelt Chouns] Mealing [or Maling or Meling] and Smoothy Thanks again. Helen


Leigh Report 26 Jun 2004 22:50

TIRRELL, TERRALL, TERRELL, TERRILL, TEARALL, TYRELL, TYRRELL: Walter Tirel 1086 (Domesday Book) (Essex).....The common association with Anglo-Scandinavian Turold is impossible. Probably, as suggested by Tengvik, a derivative of old French 'tirer' 'to draw' in the same sense as French 'Tirand' which Dauzat explains as 'one who pulls on the reins', hence 'obstinate, stubborn'. NORTH: Aylmar del North 1230 (Suffolk).....'Man from the North', or 'dweller to the North'. HERN, HERNE, HEARN, HEARNE, HURN, HURNE, HARN: Gunnora de la Hurn 1212 (Hampshire).....From residence in a nook or corner of land or in a bend (Old English - Hyrne) as at Herne (Kent) or Hirn (Hants). For the Variation in the vowel, Herst. Hern is also a Middle English form of Heron. Better luck that time!


Leigh Report 26 Jun 2004 22:56

Hi Penny, congrats on being an Auntie again! No 'DEMI' in my book I'm afraid. I have DEMELZA as per Winston Graham's 'Poldark' and a place in Cornwall. Have a feeling though, that DEMI is short for something (as in Demi Moore the actress). Regards


Leigh Report 26 Jun 2004 23:07

Hello Allen No SLOCOMBE I'm afraid, but... SLOUGH/ SLOW/SLOWE:......Hemming de Slo 1196......'Dweller by the slough or miry place'. Occasionally, Slow may be a nickname from Old English 'slaw' 'slow, sluggish, dull'. COMBE:.....from one of the many places named Comb, Combe or Coombe, or from residence in a small valley (Old English 'cumb'). Cheers


Penny Report 26 Jun 2004 23:09

had a feeling it wouldn't be there, thanks anyway penny


Cheshire Report 26 Jun 2004 23:17

Hi Liegh If your still around I would like to know the meaning of Amson Gannon and Farrell. It's exciting all these babies arriving isn't it Thanks Trish


toto Report 26 Jun 2004 23:36

hi leigh thank's for the look up allen


Rosemary Report 26 Jun 2004 23:42

Hi Leigh Can you look for Horrobin and Bissell, it would be interesting to see if they are there. Thank you Rosemary


KathleenBell Report 26 Jun 2004 23:51

Hi Leigh Could you please look up the girls first name of Tryphena please Kath


Marcie Report 26 Jun 2004 23:54

hi leigh thanks for your offer, would appreciate if you could find the names, doggett, bunch, rowbotton and edwards thank you marcie x


Leigh Report 27 Jun 2004 00:10

A few more done…… Debi HICK/HICKES/HICKS/HIX: Hikke de Sauteby 1276 (Yorkshire)…Hick, a pet form of Ricard. GLAZE: (I have ‘Glazebrook’). GLAZEBROOK: …….from Glazebrook, Lancs, or from minor places of this name. KIRBY: Godebold de Kirkebi 1121-48 Bury (Suffolk)….from one of the numerous places named Kirby or Kirkby. RIVERS: Gozelinus de Lariuera 1084 (Wiltshire)….From La Riviere (Calvados, Pas de Calais) or other places of the same name……also a possible derivation from old French ‘rivere’ ‘dweller by the river’. No ‘PULHAM’ , but ‘PULMAN’: ….old English ‘pull’ and ‘mann’. Or, ‘PULLAN’: …..old french ‘Poulain’ ‘colt’. PLAYFORD: Fulcher de Pleiforda 1130…..From Playford, Suffolk. PRITCHARD: ….’son of Richard’. CARRINGTON: Thomas de Karington 1219……From Carrington (East Lothian). June BOWES/BOWS: Gerard de Bowes 1269…..From Bowes NR Yorks, or ‘Dweller at the arches or bridge’, old English ‘boga’. Smiley HALMAN/HALLMAN: Eluric Halleman c1095 Bury, Suffolk…..Servant of the Hall ….’Dweller in the Hale’. KERSLAKE/CARSLAKE/CASLAKE/KARSLAKE/KESLAKE: Ranulph de Carselak 1279. ‘Dweller by the cress-stream’, old English ‘caerse lacu’. No ‘FIVASH’ I’m afraid, or anything like it! Helen Not much luck… Sorry, no ‘Chowns/Chouns’. MALLIN/MALIN: …..a diminutive of Malle, a pet name for Mary. MELLING: ….from Melling, Lancs. No, ‘SMOOTHY’ either, but ‘SMEAD’…..’Dweller on the smooth level place’. Phew! Think I might go to bed now!


Unknown Report 27 Jun 2004 00:55

Hi Leigh, Wondering if the names Shawcross or Shallcross are written. Thanks in anticipation. Elaine :-)


Leigh Report 27 Jun 2004 01:01

….and some more… Patricia No AMSON or GANNON. There is GARNON: Old French for ‘with the Moustache’. No FARRELL either, bit surprised! Rosemary HORRABIN/HORABIN/HOROBIN: Henrie Horerobyn 1596……’Grey Rabin or Robin’. Old English ‘har’ and a pet name of Robert. BISSELL: Roger Buissel 1086 (Domesday Book) Somerset…..Old French boisell, buissiel, ‘bushel’, probably for one who measured out corn etc, …or for a maker of bushel vessels. Kathleen TRYPHENA – No luck as a first name. However, ‘TRY’ in my surname book means ‘excellent, good’. Marcie DOGGETT/DOCKETT: Dogget 1199 (Huntingdonshire)……Doket, a diminutive of old English ‘Docca’….may also be a diminutive of dog…..Doggett may also be a late development of Dogheald ‘doghead’. BUNCH: Geoffry Bunch 1195…..perhaps middle England ‘bunche’, ‘a protuberance, a hump on the back’. ROWBOTTOM (many variations): Dorythye Robotom 1546……’Dweller in the rough valley’, probably in Lancashire. EDWARDS: Eaduuardus (Domesday Book)….old English ‘Eadweard’ ‘prosperity guard’. Elaine SHAWCROSS/SHALLCROSS: Benedict de Shakelcros 1327....from Shackelcross, Derby. Definitely of to my pit now…….