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Marcie Report 27 Jun 2004 22:05

hi leigh many thanks for look up, could you look for barup or bearup please, she,s causing no end of problems many thanks marcie x


Ann Report 28 Jun 2004 11:19

Hi Leigh, Thank you very much for looking up the surnames Colley and Allan for me, it was very interesting. The reason I asked you if you lived in Havant is because nearby there is a place called Leigh Park and wondered if you called yourself Leigh Parker as a sort of nickname, obviously I was very wrong, sorry!!! Thanks again, Ann

susie manterfield(high wycombe)

susie manterfield(high wycombe) Report 28 Jun 2004 12:02

hi leigh could you see if the surname KEEP is listed for me please?its my maiden name. also my married name of MANTERFIELD thankyou susie


Marlene Report 28 Jun 2004 12:15

Hi Leigh Wonder if my elusive Fairy/Fairey clan is amongst your names? T'would be nice to know there was some other meaning than the ones you find at the bottom of the garden - or the one attributed to certain persons in modern times! Thanks alot Marlene


Lynda Report 28 Jun 2004 12:21

If you are not too busy could you look up the following surnames for me PUFFETT/PUFFETT 9both can be spelt with only one t and Harness/Harniss many thanks Lyn


Leigh Report 28 Jun 2004 13:04

Just checked in to see how we are doing! I'm back at work today, so please bear with me for lookups. I will endeavor to get to you all as soon as I can. Thanks Leigh


Chumpy Report 28 Jun 2004 14:53

Just found your very kind offer, Leigh - and all the replies! If you have the time, I would be very grateful if you can find the meaning of my maiden name, as it is rather unusual: TALIBARD (TALIBART / TALLIBAR?) Many , many thanks in advance for your time and effort. Regards, Mary


Foxyfeline Report 28 Jun 2004 15:08

Hi Leigh Would love you to look up some of my names for me. They are : BAGLEY CULVER/CALVERT DAVENPORT NORMAN BRIARS PATEMAN HOMER WILLSON BEARD/S They are my main ones Thanks Lisa xx


Katwin Report 28 Jun 2004 15:47

Hi Leigh, Would you kindly look up the meaning of the following surnames from my tree:- WADE EMSON Many thanks, K xx


David Report 28 Jun 2004 16:37

Hi Leigh I can see you're incredibly busy, especially as you're back at work, sometime could you see if you have the surname PAWNALL (It sounds like it could be self explanitory)!! It's the only one on this site. Many thanks Christel


chezzy Report 28 Jun 2004 18:11



Leigh Report 29 Jun 2004 22:48

Hello! Hopefully starting with the oldest first….from Sunday onwards……… Irene Not particularly succesful I’m afraid. No DRIDGE or DREDGE or DATCHLER (German?) HINTON: Robert de Hintona 1086……from one or other of the many places of this name. SIMPKINS (& many variations): Symekyn 1378…..Sim-Kin ‘little sim’ or Simon. STEADMAN/STEDMAN/STEEDMAN/STEDMOND: Roger Stedman 1275 (Huntingdonshire)….Old English ‘steda’ ‘stud horse, stallion’. As a surname, probably ‘a man of mettle’, of high spirit….old English ‘stede’ of varied meanings; in middle English used of ‘a property or estate in land, a farm’. ‘A farmer or farmworker’. No SUMSION TRIGGS/TRIGG/TRIGGE: Trig 1185 (Yorks)….old Norse ‘tryggr’ ‘true, faithful, trustworthy’, also used as a personal name. No luck with WORSFOLD either. Sue SELDON/SELDEN/SELDOM: Roger de Seldon 1199 (Warwickshire)…from Seldon in Hatherleigh, Devon, or Selden Farm in Patching (Sussex). The latter is the source of the surname of the famous lawyer, John Seldon (1584-1654), whose memory is associated with West Tarring (Sussex). No TIVERS or CARSON. KILPATRICK/KILLPARTRICK: Stevene de Kilpartic 1296….from one or other of the Scottish places of this name, e.g. Kilpatrick in Closeburn (Dumfries), East, West Kilpatrick (Dumbarton)….In Ireland for ‘Mac Giolla Phadraig’, an other form of Fitzpatrick. Emma Sorry no mention of either COMAN, DOUGE or DOUDGE. Angela Sorry, no TAZEY or BRUNSKILL. Marcie Looks like she’s still causing problems! No BARUP/BEARUP but….. BARTUP (& Variations)……William de Bartorp 1200 (Lincolnshire)….From Barthorpe Bottoms (ER Yorks). Susie KEEP: Thomas ate Kepe 1327 (Sussex)….One employed at a keep or castle. Perhaps ‘jailer’. No MANTERFIELD, I’m afraid. Marlene …..found a few little folk…. FAIREY/FAIRRIE/FAIRY/FAREY: Lifewine Feireage 1050…old English ‘faerer’ ‘fair’ and ‘eage’ ‘eye’. Also local, from residence near or employment at some small place such as Fairyhall in Felsted or Fairy Farm in Wethersfield, ‘ox or pig enclosure’. I like the sound of those at the bottom of the garden personally! Lynda No PUFFETT or similar. HARNESS/ERNEST: Hamo filius Erneis 1115 Winton, Hampshire….old French ‘harneis’, middle English ‘harnais’ ‘harness’, for maker of harness or suits of mail. Mary TALIBARD – very sorry Mary, but it isn’t mentioned. Lisa BAGLEY (& variations): Peter de Baggeleg 1260…From Bagley (Bucks, Salop, Somerset, WR Yorks), or Baguley, Cheshire. CALVERT/CALVERD/CALVARD: Warin le Calfhirde 1269……..old English (Anglican) ‘calf’ and ‘hierde’ the ‘calf-herd’. DAVENPORT: Richard de Deveneport 1162-73 (Cheshire)….from Davenport, Cheshire. NORMAN/NORMAND: Normannus, Domesday Book…….Old English ‘Nordman’ ‘dweller in the North, Scandinavian, especially a Norwegian’, recorded as a personal name from the second half of the tenth century and fairly common in 1066……old French ‘Normand, Normant’ ‘a norman’. BRIARS (& many variations): John in le Breres 1279 Huntingdonshire……’dweller among the brambles’, old English ‘braer’ ‘prickly thorn bush’, formerly including the bramble. PATEMAN/PATMAN/PATTMAN: Patein or Pateman Broin 1407……A pet form of Patrick. HOMER/HOLMER: Robert de Hol(e)mere 1227… from Holmer (Bucks, Hereford) or ‘dweller by the hollow’ (old English ‘holh, mere’) as at Homer, Devon….’dweller by a holly bush’ (old English ‘holen’, middle English ‘holm’), or on a flat land near water (middle English ‘holm’, old Norse ‘holmr’). WILLSON (& variations): Robert Willeson 1324, Yorkshire….’son of Will’. Surnames derived from Wilson (Devon, Leics), may have contributed to the frequency of this name. BEARD: Aelfsige mid pam berde c.1100-30……Old English ‘beard’ frequently translated by French ‘barbe’, and often in a prepositional form, ‘(the man) with the beard’…..From Beard, Derby. Kathy WADE/WAIDE: Wada, Wade, Wado 1066 (Domesday Book)… Old English ‘Wada’, from ‘wadan’ ‘to go’, or old German ‘wado’. The persistence of the personal name may be due, in part, to the tale of Wade, originally a sea giant, dreaded and honoured by the coast tribes of the North Sea and the Baltic. Alternatively, ‘dweller by the ford’, old English (ge)waed. EMSON/HEMSON: Richard Emmeson 1327…’son of Emma’. Christel Sorry, no mention of PAWNALL. That’s all for tonight, will do some more as soon as can…..Leigh


David Report 29 Jun 2004 22:58

Leigh Thanks anyway for looking Christel


Emma Report 29 Jun 2004 23:41

Leigh, Thanks for the lookup - guess I should start looking elsewhere for the origins of my Comans and Douges! Emma x


Cheshire Report 29 Jun 2004 23:53

Hi Leigh Thanks for that, I have just got your reply as I was not on line last night Trish


Cheshire Report 29 Jun 2004 23:57

Hi leigh sorry to pester,but do you have White or Taylor. I will have to search for Gannon Farrell\Farrall I beleive it may be Irish Thanks again Trish


Foxyfeline Report 30 Jun 2004 04:05

Thankyou so much for that Leigh Absolutely fascinating. Thankyou for taking the time. Lisa xx

susie manterfield(high wycombe)

susie manterfield(high wycombe) Report 30 Jun 2004 08:42

leigh thankyou for that i didnt think you would find manterfield,it seems as though its been invented lol susie


Sue Report 30 Jun 2004 17:27

Leigh Thank you very much for KILPATRICK and SELDON. Didn't think TIVERS or CARSONS would be listed - there's so few of them around! Thanks again Sue


Linda Report 30 Jun 2004 17:40

Hi Leigh, Could you please look for SALTER and SCOTT. Cheers Linda