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Smiley Report 27 Jun 2004 01:27

Thank you Leigh, my surname is Fivash, there aren't many of us ;)


Chris Report 27 Jun 2004 02:57

Hi Leigh, My grandparents surnames are Pegram, Rickwood and Corner - anything on those names? Thanks very much, Christine

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Debi Coone Report 27 Jun 2004 08:12

WOW Leigh thank you - made for an interesting read : ) I'm sure your going to be inundated. Much happiness Debi


Leigh Report 27 Jun 2004 10:39

Morning! Not sure if it was wise to look in this morning, after last night! Have time to do a few this morning. I never thought that my offer would be soooo popular! Had very strange dreams last night! I was dwelling by some fast flowing river or such….. ------------------ Christine PEGRAM/PILGRIM (and many variations): Hago le Pelerin 1189-98…..’one that comes from foreign parts’, used of one who had made the pilgrimage to Rome or the Holy Land. Occasionally used as a personal name….sometimes given to or adopted by a pilgrim. RICKWOOD (& variations): Richewardus de Westberi 1190 (Buckinghamshire)….old French ‘ricoart’, old German ‘rickward’ ‘powerful guardian’ or ‘ricoald’ ‘powerful might’. CORNER/CORRNER: John de Cornera 1204 (Essex)…..middle English corner ‘angle, corner’….’place were two streets meet’….’one who lived near a corner’…..old French ‘corneor’ ‘hornblower’. Leigh


Angela Report 27 Jun 2004 10:46

hi i was wondering if anyone can help me my grandmother was mary cooper who married my grandfather john freeman they had my father william freeman and jack,norman,ronnie, frank (who died) nancy and ella they were born around south shields area i dont know where my grandfather and mother came from but i know they all used to live on a farm in shields please if anyone could find out my grandmothers maiden name i would really appreciate it as i cannot go no further with her side of the family. thank you angie freeman.


Rosemary Report 27 Jun 2004 12:26

Hi Leigh Thank you very much for taking the time to look up my surnames. I think you are going to be very busy doing look ups. Thanks again Rosemary


Unknown Report 27 Jun 2004 12:30

Leigh Thank you so much for taking the trouble to look for me. These Chowns/Chouns are a total mystery to me! Cheers Helen


Paul Report 27 Jun 2004 12:57

Hi Leigh, Could you when possible lookup the surname Blades for me please. Many thanks Paul Blades


Leigh Report 27 Jun 2004 13:14

Hi Paul BLADES/BLAYDES: Jacke Blade 1297, Wakefield, Yorks......Metonymic for Bladder or Bladesmith. Also topographical in origin, from some unidentified place. Cheers


Ann Report 27 Jun 2004 13:36

Hi Leigh, I would be grateful if you could look at the surnames Colley and Allan. Thankyou in advance for your time. P.S. Do you live in Havant? Ann


Linda Report 27 Jun 2004 17:06

Hi Leigh, could you please look up TIMSON for me , when you have time. Linda


Leigh Report 27 Jun 2004 17:21

Hello Ann COLLEY/COLLIE: Hugh Coly 1212 (Yorkshire)….old English ‘colig’, ‘coaly, coal black’. The original short vowel is retained in the 16th centuary ‘colly’ ‘dirtied with coal and soot’, ‘ a colie colour’ (1565), colley sheep (with black faces and legs) 1793, and ‘colley’ the Somerset name for blackbird. The surname probably meant ‘swarthy’ or perhaps black haired. ALLAN (& many variations): Alanus 1066 (Domesday Book), Suffolk…..old French/Breton, the name of a Welsh and Breton saint, which was popular with the Bretons who came over with the conqueror, particularly in Lancashire, where is ranked eighth in popularity in the 12th Centuary, level with Simon and more numerous than Henry. From 1139 it was common in Scotland were the surnames also derive from Gaelic ‘Ailene’, ‘Ailin’, from ‘ail’ meaning ‘rock’. I live in the wilds of Cornwall! Why do you ask? Leigh ----------------------- Linda Sorry, but no record of TIMSON. There is TIMM/TIMS etc, .....old English 'Tima', old German 'Thiemmo'.......'Hardly, as suggested.....from Timothy, since that name does not appear in England until after the Reformation. Regards


Linda Report 27 Jun 2004 17:45

Thank you for looking Leigh. Linda


Unknown Report 27 Jun 2004 18:36

hi leigh, two christian names please...OLWEN and..LYDIA...heres hoping....thanks ....bryan.


Leigh Report 27 Jun 2004 18:48

Hi Brian OLWEN: (f) Welsh: composed of the elements 'ol' footprint, track + '(g)wen' white, fair, blessed, holy. A character of this name in Welsh legend had the magical property of causing flowers to spring up behind her wherever she went. LYDIA: (f) English: of Greek origin, meaning 'woman from Lydia', an area of Asia Minor. It is borne in the Bible by a woman of Thyatira who was converted by St Paul and who entertained him in her house (Acts 16: 14-15, 40). It has enjoyed steady popularity in the English speaking world since the 17th Century. Regards


Irene Report 27 Jun 2004 19:17

Leigh Could you see if these names are in your books. Looks as if you are busy. Thanks for the offer. Dridge (thats how our name was spelt before 1913 when it changed to Dredge) Datchler Hinton Simpkins Steadman Sumsion Triggs Worsfold Irene


Unknown Report 27 Jun 2004 20:29

thanks leigh...very kind......bryan.


Sue Report 27 Jun 2004 20:40

Hi Leigh Could you please look up the surnames SELDON TIVERS CARSONS KILPATRICK Thank you very much Sue


Emma Report 27 Jun 2004 20:44

Hi Leigh, Thanks for the offer. Could you please look for two surnames for me: COMAN DOUGE/DOUDGE Many thanks, Emma.


Molly Report 27 Jun 2004 21:30

Hi Leigh Wondering if you could look up these surnames for me TAZEY/TAISEY/TEAZEY/TASEY BRUNSKILL Thanks very much Angie