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karen in the new forest

karen in the new forest Report 30 Jul 2004 23:11

extence ...pretty please karen


Leigh Report 30 Jul 2004 23:32

Hello Karen As you are 'champing at the bit'!! Unfortunately, it isn't in my book. There are only 2 names begining with an 'EX'. EXALL (and variants) and EXELBY. Sorry about that. Is that the only variation of the name that you have found? Leigh ;-)


Susan Report 31 Jul 2004 08:45

Leigh. Thanks for the info on my names Clouder and Casmi. Much appreciated. SUE.

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 31 Jul 2004 13:39

Thanks very much for that Leigh. Very interesting Jeanette

karen in the new forest

karen in the new forest Report 31 Jul 2004 18:56

hi leigh thanks for looking but iv only seen it extence extance and extin. thanks karen


Leigh Report 4 Aug 2004 20:46

Hello Kelly KIO isn’t in my books, but you said that you were not sure of the spelling…..what about: KEYHO/KEYHOE/KEHOE/KEW: Robert de Cahou, de Cayho, de Kaiho 1195-6 (Bucks). From Caieu, a lost town in the vicinity of Boulogne-sur-Mer (Pas de Calais), recorded as ‘Cahu, Kaeu, Kaio, Kayhou, Keu’. Is it a possible? I’m intrigued now! Cynthia BRADLEY/BRADLY/BRATLEY/BRAODLEY/BRODLEY: William de Bradelai 1170, Lincolnshire. From Bradley (Lincs, WR Yorks, etc). No CHARLESWORTH, sounds very English though doesn’t it! CHARLES and WORTH are listed separately, so I could give you those if you like? HEARD/HERD/HIRD/HORD/HURD: William Lehird (Leicestershire). Old Eng ‘hierde ‘herd’, ‘herdsman’. LAMB/LAMBE/LAMM: Lambe de Harewude 1290, Sheffield. A nickname from the animal or a shortened form of Lambert. LANGHAM: William de Lamgham 1201, Dorset. From Langham (Dorset, Norfolk, Rutland, Suffolk), Langham Row (Lincs) or Longham (Norfolk). No MATLEY or MANSFIELD, sorry. RAYNOR/RAYNER (& variants): Rainerus 1086, Domesday Book. Old French ‘Rainer, Reiner, ,Renier’, from old German ‘Raginhari’, meaning ‘counsel, might-army’. SUMMER/SUMMERS/SOMMER/SOMMERS/SOMER/SOMERS: Geoffrey Sumer 1203, Essex…..Probably identical with the Scottish SIMMER. In Scots ‘somer’ is ‘a sumpter’, applied to men and horses alike. French ‘Sommier ‘bete de sommer’ as ‘a muleteer’. The English name is also probably from old French ‘somier’ ‘sumpter’. Cheers Leighx


Angela Report 4 Aug 2004 20:47

Hi Leigh Can you please check to see if Kanrie is actually a first name? I have read this off of a census but I've never heard of it before and I'm wondering if I've just mistranscribed it. Thanks Angela


Leigh Report 8 Aug 2004 20:32

Hello Julie EADE/EAD/EADES/EADS/EDE/EDES: William Ede 1275, Norfolk. ‘Eda’, always feminine, is rather a pet form of Edith (old English ‘Eadgyo’) than a survival of old English ‘Eda’. No SNOWLING, but ‘SNOW……. is a nickname for one with snow white hair’. Sue No ARKIELES or ACCULUS, sorry. Most unusual names! Angela I can’t see KANRIE as either a first or second name, sorry. Janet Sorry, cannot shed any more light on MACAREE. See you Leigh x


Kathleen Report 8 Aug 2004 20:43

Hi Leigh, would be really grateful if you could look up two surnames for me please. They are Stoneley and Godfrey, hope you don't mind Many thanks, Kathleen


Shirlock Report 8 Aug 2004 22:34

Hi Leigh Thanks for the lookup for BONEHILL. It's a shame it is not there I have wanted to know for ages the meaning. Please would you mind looking for the First name CORNELIOUS. And Surname MEDLEY Thanks again Shirley


Jaimee Report 8 Aug 2004 22:54

Hi Leigh, Wonder if you could help me find where these two surnames originated from? England Gray Any information would be appreciated Thank you Jaimee


Luciacw Report 9 Aug 2004 19:47

Hi, Could you look for these surnames?: HERBERT ROLFE GOODGE thank you for your help Lucia


Sharon Report 9 Aug 2004 19:53

hi leigh have you heard of the name makepeace and where it originates from. very grateful i know you are really really busy thanks sharon


John Report 9 Aug 2004 23:12

Hi Leah, What can you tell me about the surmame MILLS, Thank You John Mills.


Paul Report 12 Aug 2004 11:48

hi could you help me by looking up the surname snoxell from luton hop you can help thanks paul.


Leigh Report 14 Aug 2004 21:35

Evening! Kathleen No STONELEY, but. STONEY, from residence near some gravelly low lying land. Old English ‘stan’, ‘eg’. GODFREY/GODFRAY/GODFEE/GODFERY/GOTFREY: Godefridus 1086, Domesday Book. Old French ‘Godefroi(s)’, old German ‘Godefrid’ ‘god-peace’. Shirley CORNELIUS (m): From an old Roman family name, which is from uncertain origin, possibly a derivative of Latin ‘cornu’ ‘horn’. This was the name of an early Christian who died in Civitavecchia in c.253. MEDLEY/MEDLAY: Benedict Medley 1496-7 (Warwickshire). From Medley (Oxon), or perhaps Madely (Glos)….a nickname may also be involved. Jaimee ENGLAND: Nicholas de Engelond 1260, Cambridgeshire. …..the reference must be to the name of the country, a surname which appears curiously out of place in England. GRAY/GREY/LE GREY: Baldwin Grai 1173, Buckinghamshire. Old English ‘graeg’ ‘grey’, probably ‘grey haired’. From Graye (Calvados). Lucia HERBERT (and many variants). Herbertus, Hereberd 1086, Domesday Book. Old French ‘Herbert’ from old German ‘Hariberct, Her(e)bert’ ‘army-bright’. Introduced by the Normans. ROLFE (and many variants): Rolf 1086, Domesday Book, Norfolk, Nottingham. Old Norse ‘Hroifr’, old Danish, Swedish ‘Rolf’. Anglo-Scandinavian, but also common in Normandy where it became old French ‘Roul, Rou’, often latinised as ‘Rollo’and it is to this that the frequency and variety of the surnames are due. GOODGE is not listed but…. GOODGER/GUDGER:……..a late development of GOODYEAR. Sharon MAKEPEACE/MAKEPIECE: Gregory Makepais 1219, Leicester. ‘Make peace’, peace maker. Margaret No LADMORE, sorry. John MILLS/MILLES/MILLIS: John Myls 1336. Mills is much more common that MILL and may be from the plural, ‘dweller by the mills’ or a patronymic, from MILES or MILL. Mommylonglegs (No sign of that it my book!!!) Or PENNIALL, but there is….. PENNALL……From Penn Hall in Pensax (Worcs), earlier Penehull, or from Penhill (Devon, NR Yorkshire). No PARMENOS either, sorry. Glenys CORRIN/CORRAN: M’Corrin, Corrin 1504. A Manx contraction of Mac Oran from Mac Odhrain ‘son of Odhran’ pale-faced, Irish ‘Odar’. St Odhran was St Patrick’s charioteer. JONES/JOHN/JOAN etc: Johannes c.1140, Lincolnshire. Hebrew ‘Johanan’ ‘Jehovah has favoured’. Old French ‘Johan, Jehan, Jean’……The surname may derive from John or Joan….The form ‘Ioan’ was adopted for the Welsh Authorised version of the Bible, hence the frequency of the Welsh patronymic ‘Jones’. LLOYD/LLOYDS/LOYD: Richard Loyt 1327, Worcestershire. Welsh ‘llwyd’ ‘grey’. Paul Sorry no SNOXELL. Byeeee Leighx

Janet 693215

Janet 693215 Report 15 Aug 2004 01:17

Hi Leigh, Wonder if its not to much trouble could you have a look for Shackleton for me. Thank you Janet


Luciacw Report 15 Aug 2004 20:11

thanks Leigh


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).


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