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First Name & British Surname Lookups offered

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Whisky Soda

Whisky Soda Report 1 Oct 2007 14:08

This thread is three years old, i doubt if you will get a reply



dutch Report 1 Oct 2007 13:37

hi Leigh
thank you for your kind offer the names im interest are
jose rathbone mellor
samuel furnivalle mellor
thank you
joyce from holland


Julie Report 1 Oct 2007 13:01

Hi Leigh

Would you look up the surname
Shellard in your books if you get the

Many Thanks



Gillie Report 22 Sep 2007 21:06

hi i wonder if you could look up geddes for me please thanks


KathleenBell Report 22 Sep 2007 18:21

Wendy and Whitenancy,

Don't know if you've realised that this thread is 3 years old, so you might not get a reply.

I only noticed because it came up in "my threads" because I added to it 3 years ago.

Kath. x


Whitenancy Report 22 Sep 2007 17:23

the surname Wintrip please


wendolene Report 22 Sep 2007 17:12

please could u look up snoxell holmes and curtis many thanks. wen


Leigh Report 30 Aug 2004 00:16

Hello Sorry, I have been unable to find the time of late…..but here goes……. Hetty Luckily I live on a hill! Sorry, but there is no WIMBLE or WIMBLETON. The nearest that I have is WIMPLE: WIMPLE: John le Wymppelwebbe 1325 (Herts). Wimple is old English ‘wimpel’ ‘veil’ and is metonymic for a weaver or maker of wimples. Karin WILLIS/WYLLYS/WHILLIS: Walter Willys 1327. Forms of WILL retaining the vowel of the genitive ending (!) WORMAN isn’t listed, sorry. Jean Sorry, no HAREST. Derek BANNOCK isn't listed. Not quite your spelling, but…. HARRADEN/HARRADINE/HARRADENCE/HARRIDINE: William de Harewedon 1327. From Harrowden (Beds, Northants). WATT/WATTIS/WATTS: Watte 1292 & 1306 (Yorks). A pet form of Walter or Water. Lauren Not quite the same spelling again…… ARGENT/HARGENT/LARGENT: Geoffrey Argent 1180, Northants. Old French 'argent' 'silver', probably for one with silvery-white hair. GOODFIELD: Oddly, not there! But, would think that it would relate to someone who had a 'good field'? Will do the rest as soon as I can. I won't forget you, honest!! Leigh x

♥Julia♦from♦Liverpool ♥

♥Julia♦from♦Liverpool ♥ Report 24 Aug 2004 20:07

Hi Leigh could you please look up the name Headington thanks for your time


Adrienne Report 24 Aug 2004 00:46

Hi Leigh Could you lookup the names Crozier, Long, and Robinson please much appreciated... Gayle


Gina Report 20 Aug 2004 15:25

Hi Leigh you are doing a grand job, I wonder if you have time if you could look up:- Towse Vigus Thanks in advance Gina


Kathleen Report 20 Aug 2004 11:29

Leigh, Many thanks for info Regards Kathleen


Lauren Report 17 Aug 2004 19:40

Hi Leigh Any chance of looking to see if the surnames "Argunt" and "Goodfield" are in your book? Thanks Lauren


Derek Report 17 Aug 2004 19:29

I'd certainly be interested in the origins of Bannock, Harridence and Watt, Derek in France

Janet 693215

Janet 693215 Report 17 Aug 2004 19:11

Thank you for my Shackleton. I guessed it came from 'up north' as 99% of them in the BMD indexes are Bradford, York, Leeds etc. Wonder when my lot came down sowf!


kazimet Report 17 Aug 2004 01:22

please could you look up willis and worman thank you


Judi Report 16 Aug 2004 22:04

Hi Leigh, Hope your not in the worst places effected by the rain in cornwall, I heard it on the the radio today as i am in Devon. Would it be possible for you to look up Foster Gray McMullan Hogg Thank you so much ..... hope your ok down there the new is just on, looks soo bad... I cant get over it !!!!!!! Take Care Judi


Leigh Report 16 Aug 2004 21:17

Hetty No EADIE sorry, but there is Eade, which you should find on an earlier reply. SANDERSON/SAUNDERSON: Adam Saunderson 1349 (London). ‘Son of Sander’ (Alexander). FARMAR/FARMER/FERMER/FERMOR: William le Fermer 1238 (Essex). Old French ‘fermier’, Med Latin ‘firmarius’ ‘ one who undertakes the collection of taxes, revenues, etc, paying a fixed sum for the proceeds’. Or perhaps more frequently, ‘one who cultivates land for the owner; a bailiff, steward’. Leigh x


Leigh Report 16 Aug 2004 20:57

Hello Janet SHACKLETON: Hugh Schacheliton 1246. From Scackleton (NR Yorks), a Scandinavianized form of old English ‘Scacoldenu’. The surname preserves the original English ‘Sh’. Ann KINLEY/KINLAY: A Manx contraction of MacCinfaolaidh ‘son of Cinfaoladh’ ‘wolf head’. The name may also be English. From Kenley, Surrey. CLAGUE: MacLiag 1014. Irish and Manx ‘MacLiaigh’ ‘son of the leech’ (liagh). WARREN/WARRAN/WARRAND/WARRANT: William de Warene 1086, Domesday Book. From La Varenne (Seine Inferieure). Another possibility…..‘at the Warren’. HEWITT (& many variants): Roger Huet, Huiet 1182, Devon. Diminutives of Hugh. Occasionally local in origin, from residence in a clearing. At Hewitts in Chelsfield and at Hewitts in Willesborough (Kent) lived families named ‘de la Hewatte’ 1270. Old English ‘hiewett’ ‘cutting’, here used of a place where trees had been cut down. Leigh (from a rather soggy Cornwall).


Luciacw Report 15 Aug 2004 20:11

thanks Leigh