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Heather Report 16 Jul 2004 10:15

Hi, if you get a chance could you look up Cheal and Horstead please


K Report 16 Jul 2004 10:53

Thanks ever so much Leigh Keren


valinkent Report 16 Jul 2004 16:11

Hi Leigh Could you look up Powney and Hawke for me please Thanks Val gc


Leigh Report 16 Jul 2004 22:35

Hello Ruth GITTINS/GETHING/GETTENS/GETTINGS/GETTINS/GITTING/GITTINGS: Eyon Gethin 1332. Welsh ‘Gethin’, perhaps from ‘cethin’ ‘dusky, swarthy’. EASTMENT/EASTMAN/ASTMAN/ESMOND/ESMONDE: Estmunt 1066 (Domesday Book), Suffolk. Old English ‘Eastmund’ ‘grace or favour protection’. WHITBREAD/WHITEBREAD: Roger Wythbred 1254-67, Huntingdonshire. Old English ‘hwit & bread’ ‘white bread’, used of a seller of white, i.e the best bread, made of wheat. Old English ‘hwaete & bread’, ‘wheat bread’. Old English ‘hwit & beard’ ‘white beard’. BEVIN/BEAVIN/BIVINS: Simon Beivin 1203. Old French ‘bei vin, boi vin’ ‘drink wine’. POWDRILL (& variations): Roger Putrel 1166, Essex. Old French ‘poutrel’. Latin ‘putrellus’ ‘a colt’, probably denoting one of a lively, frisky disposition. ELLIOT/ELIOT/ELLIOTT/ELIOTT: Heliot de Slohebi, Lincolnshire. A diminutive of ‘Elias’, from old French ‘Elie and ot’. RANDALL/RANDELL/RANDLE/RANDLES/RANDOLL: Randal 1204. ‘Rand-el’, a diminutive of ‘Rand’ (Randolf). WILEY/WYLIE/WYLEY/WYLY: John de Wili 1201, Wiltshire. From Willey (Cheshire, Devon, Hereford, Salop, Warwicks), Wylye (Wilts), or Wyly in East Hoathly, Whiligh in Ticehurst, Sussex. DOWALL/DOWELL: Symon Dowele 1408. For Dougal. Janet No sign of MACAREE, sorry. Zoe HIPKISS/HIPKIN/HIPKINS: Hyppe 1275, Norfolk. Hyppe is an unvoiced form of Hibb, from Heb, Hipkin, like Hipecok, a diminutive. Jeff MOWER/MAWER: John le Mawere 1225. A derivative of old English ‘mawan’ ‘to mow’, ‘a mower’. Mower may also be occasionally a dialectal form of MOORE. Laurance a Mower ‘at the moor’. Maureen No OYSTON/OYSTEN, sorry. Ronald No FREESTONE, sorry. Jennifer COCKSEDGE isn’t there either. Although there are many beginning with ‘COCKS’, with various meanings. There was … COCKSHED: Roger Kockesheued 1227, Beds. ‘Cocks head’, a nickname. No GORNALL. TABERNER/TABBERNER/TABINER/TABNER: Benedict Taberner 1274, Devon. A derivative of middle English ‘tabere’ ‘to play on the tabor’ or from old French ‘tabur, tabour’ ‘one who plays the tabor, a drummer’. Nicola LEAF/LEAFE/LEEFE/LEIF/LIEF/LIFE: Godwin Lief 1198, Norfolk. This is usually from old English ‘leof’ ‘dear, beloved’ but occasionally may derive from ‘leof’ a short form of ‘Leofric, Leofwine’, etc. Cheers Leighx


Jennifer Report 16 Jul 2004 23:52

Leigh, thanks for taking the time to look up the names for me. Jenny


Nichola Report 17 Jul 2004 00:04

Thanks for looking up the surname Leigh


Leigh Report 17 Jul 2004 11:52

Morning Sue Not spelt with 2 T’s …. BATEY/BATIE/BATY: William Baty 1277. A pet form of Bate (Bartholomew). Thomas No LANCEY, but… LANCE: Lance Bliaut. Old German ‘Lanzo’, a hypocoristsic of names in Land. CRANE/CRAN: Osbert Crane 1177, Cambridgeshire. Old English ‘cran’, ‘Crane, no doubt ‘long legged’. Barbara BURROUGH/BURROW/BORROW: John atte Boroghe 1327. ‘Dweller by the hill’ (old Eng ‘beorg’), as at Burrow (Devon, Som), or from Burrow (Leics, Lancs), old Eng ‘burg’ ‘fort’. Or BURROUGHES: ‘dweller at the bower house’, or one employed there, old Eng ‘bur, hus’. GIFFIN/GIFFEN/GEFFEN: Peter, Rose Geffen 1332. The Subsidy Rolls for Worcestershire 1327 and Warwickshire 1332 cntain at least 40 surnames in ‘en’ of a type hitherto unnoted. They are usually names of men, occasionally of women, and are found side by side with the more common type Geffes, Hobbes, Tomes, Watts. The suffix is added to pet forms of French personal names common amongst peasants, usually masculine. Teresa No BOAKES, sorry. Heather CHEAL/CHEALE/CHEALES/CHEEL: Gilbert de Chele 1275, Lincolnshire. From Cheal, Lincs. Old Eng ‘cele, ciele’ ‘cold, coldness’, middle Eng ‘chile, chele’, ‘cold of the weather, frost’. No HORSTEAD, sorry. HERST ‘residence near a wood or wooded hill’. Val No POWNEY, sorry. HAWKE/HAWK/HAWKES/HAUKE: Hauok 1066, Hampshire…..old Eng name of ‘Hafoc’ ‘hawk’. Possibly a nick name for someone with a savage or cruel disposition. Sometimes the simple ‘Hauoc’ is used for ‘Hawker’ or with reference to the holding of land by providing hawks for the lord. HAWKES may also be from HAWKINS ‘dweller in the nook or corner’, middle Eng ‘halke’. Byeee Leigh


Maureen Report 17 Jul 2004 17:53

Hi Thanks for look up like the family no where to be found lol Maureen


Dawn Report 17 Jul 2004 17:57

Hi Leigh, Could you look up MUFFORD, COIT and COBBLEDICK for me when you get the time. Thanks Dawn

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Sue (Sylvia Z ) Report 18 Jul 2004 07:58

Hi Leigh, Thanks for your kind offer. If you could look up the surname PLAGER and see if there is anything please. Sue

Ramblin Rose

Ramblin Rose Report 18 Jul 2004 08:19

DEMI means half, is she a twin?


Darwin Report 18 Jul 2004 08:38

Hi Leigh Thanks in advance. I'm looking for the surname Menefy, Minifie of Menefee. Regards Darwin


Unknown Report 18 Jul 2004 11:32

Hi Leigh Would be grateful for a lookup on surname Springford if its in there. Many thanks! Sarah


Leigh Report 20 Jul 2004 22:00

Hello Dawn No MUFFORD, COIT or COBBLEDICK sorry. Sylvia No PLAGER either! Darwin No MENEFY/MINIFIE/MENEFEE!!! Sarah No SPRINGFORD!!! Hmmm, not exactly what you’d call successful really! Sorry all Leigh


Sharon Report 20 Jul 2004 22:34

Hi Leigh Thans for your offer I would be grateful if you could look for me , Lamplough, Pexton. (surnames) Thank You Sharon


Marlene Report 21 Jul 2004 06:29

Hi Leigh So very sorry it has taken me so long to get back to say thank you for finding Fairey might mean a pig enclosure!!! what I can tell you is -it's a pig of a job finding them! Thanks very much Marlene


Unknown Report 21 Jul 2004 10:36

Hi Leigh, Thanks for looking!! Sarah


Donald Report 21 Jul 2004 11:00

Hi Leigh, Is there anything for either Parfrey or Gisford? Many thanks for this offer. Jackie


Robin Report 21 Jul 2004 11:19

Hi Leigh, Could you please trace the names Seaton, Dadswell, Fletcher. Many thanks. You're doing a great job.


Nichola Report 21 Jul 2004 13:43

Hi Leigh, I was wondering whether you could also look up these names for me. DELANEY THORP Thanks Nicky