I don’t know about you, but my ancestors had some unusual names. Certainly many I would never wish on my future descendants! In addition to laughing about them, it can be helpful to understand where the name came from. 526 more words
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This page shows the family of Charles Thomas Cripps and Margaret Haigh nee Williams. Margaret’s first husband Allen Haigh died. They had two children together, Selena and Elizabeth who became the step-sisters to Charles and Margaret’s children. 8 more words
My family tree contains the names Scarfe and Thirkettle, both families are from the south Norfolk / north Suffolk area!
Thirkettle: an ancient name of Old Norse origin, which represents the survival of the Old Norse personal name “Thorketill”, composed of the name “Thorr” after the god of thunder in Scandinavian mythology, with “ketill” (sacrificial) cauldron. 114 more words
Family Tree: Change of Names database released by TheGenealogist. “A new database released by TheGenealogist today allows researchers to search for ancestors who officially changed their forename or surname in Britain.”
In my recent post about Sir John Chichester’s tomb in Pilton Church I noted the escutcheon of Chichester impaling Bourchier. This represents the marriage of Sir John’s parents (and my 14xgreat grandparents) Edward Chichester and Elizabeth Bourchier, the daughter of the 1st Earl of Bath. 1,264 more words