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Occupational Surnames in Britain

Author: The Forgotten Family, https://www.theforgottenfamily.co.uk

In this post, I am going to talk about one of the types of English surnames – the occupational surname. 744 more words

Family History

"Names in the News" at Nameberry

Guest-blogging on Nameberry 

Back in September, I started guest-blogging on Nameberry, a leading baby name website created by name experts Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz. 153 more words

Coat of Arms

I’ve recently been in contact with John Lehman and have really enjoyed his coat of arms website (https://www.coadb.com)!

His site features an amazing library of artwork depicting different surnames, including my own. 237 more words

Family History

A family name, some ancestors: The COMEAU across France

NOTE: This is an unedited copy of an article published by Jacques A. COMEAU in 2000.

At the beginning of these research my goal was the discovery of the origins of Pierre COMEAU, cooper at Port Royal  and ancestor of all the COMEAU of North America. 9,134 more words

Pierre Comeau

First blog post

Surname Start Up

These are just a few to get started.

Fuchs, Fox, Butler, Ogle, Hoff, Huff, Bird, Eversole, Young, Houk, Dunkelberger, Denton, Allen, Baker, Derrick, Shrader, Wear, Zirkle, and Womack. 21 more words


Genetic Origins of Ashkenazi Jewish Pfeffers

Pfeffer means pepper in German. Variant spellings are Pfefer, Feffer and Feffer. It is not known how exactly my Pfefers got this name, but legend has it that it derives from a 17th-century German baron named Von Pfeufer/Pfeuer. 822 more words

Ancestral DNA