Surname List

Here is a list of Surnames with their associated places that I am researching in my family tree and my husband’s family tree.

If you recognise any names and think we may be related, please contact me using the spiffy contact form at the bottom of the page. We can have a chat and see if we can sort it out.

Research for some names are further along than others. Some names are only one or two generations deep – especially on female lines which are notoriously difficult to trace.

Therefore, the list is a work in progress so please visit again if you don’t find a name today.


MY SURNAMES

BARNS/BARNES
– Bury, Lancashire, England

BEHRENS
– Epenwöhrden, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

BERGHOFER
– Münchhausen, Hessen, Germany

BURNETT
– Wakefield, Yorkshire, England

CRABTREE
– Heap/Bury, Lancashire, England

DAVIES
Stuck on my 2 x great-grandfather, Thomas (John) DAVIES. He moved his family around stacks of times in 1 generation:
– Henllan, Cardiganshire, Wales (Thomas born abt 1817)
– Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales (Married Anne FISHER in 1841)
– Aberystwyth, Monmouthshire, Wales (1st child born here)
– Llanelly, Brecknockshire, Wales (2nd and 3ird children)
– Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales (rest of the kids born and Thomas died here in 1886)
– Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia (great-grandmother and her brother emigrated to Australia)

DIGGLE
– Birtle/Bury, Lancashire, England

DITCHFIELD/DYCHFIELD
see also PARR
– Tarleton, Lancashire, England
– Rufford, Lancashire, England

FISHER
– Carmarthen Town, Carmarthenshire, Wales

GREGORY
– Ormskirk, Lancashire, England

GREENHALGH
– Bury, Lancashire, England

HALSALL
– Halsall, Lancashire, England

HAY
– Epworth, Lincolnshire, England
– Holton le Clay, Lincolnshire, England

KIRBY
– Halsall, Lancashire, England

MENGEL
– Münchhausen, Hessen, Germany
– Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

MOSS (Paternal Grandmother’s line)
– Ormskirk, Lancashire, England

MOSS (Maternal Grandfather’s line)
– York, Yorkshire, England

PARR
See also DITCHFIELD/DYCHFIELD
A bit complicated: Ancestor Thomas was baptised as DITCHFIELD – son of Ellen Ditchfield – in 1828. Ellen married John PARR in 1832 and her son, Thomas Ditchfield took on name of Parr. But not sure who is his father. Could be John Parr. I have followed John Parr’s line a bit further back.
– Rufford, Lancashire, England
– Ormskirk, Lancashire, England

PROCTER/PROCTOR
– Bury, Lancashire, England
– Yorkholme or Lathersdale, Yorkshire, England

PYE
– Halsall, Lancashire, England

RHODES
– Rochdale, Lancashire, England
– Bury, Lancashire, England

RIGGLE/RIGGALL/RIGGAL
– Conisholm, Lincolnshire, England

SCHOLEFIELD
– Rothwell, Yorkshire, England
– Leeds, Yorkshire, England
– Longreach/Ilfracombe, Queensland, Australia
– Cousin branch in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
– Brothers in same generation also emigrated from England to South Africa and USA.

SMITH
– Heywood/Bury, Lancashire, England

SPIES
– Epenwöhrden, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
– Meringandan, Queensland, Australia
– Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

STANDRING
– Bury, Lancashire, England

WECKER
– Friedrichsruhe, Wurtemburg, Germany
– Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia


HUSBAND’S SURNAMES

(MATERNAL LINE)

I don’t know what it is about my husband’s family, but they all seem to live very complicated lives with chronic itchy feet – and this is just his maternal line.

BEATTIE/BEETTEY/BEETEY/BEETTY/BEETY/BEATY/BEATIE/etc
See also CLOUGH
(The family changed their surname back and forth)
– Manchester, England
– Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, England

BRAND
– Topsham, Devon, England
– Ferryland, Newfoundland, Canada
– Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
– Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia

CAVE
Clerkenwall, Middlesex, London

CLOUGH
See also BEATTIE
(The family changed their surname back and forth)
– Manchester, England
– Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, England

CROFT
– Marylebone, Middlesex/London, England
– Bath, Somerset, England
– Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

EALING
– Thame, Oxfordshire, England
– Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

ELLIOTT
– Carrigans, Donegal, Ireland
– Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

ELLIS (With LOCKHART and THOMAS)
(This one is complicated – you need to read my series of posts starting here)
– St Pancras, Middlesex, London

LYLE
– Topsham, Devon, England

MITCHELL
(Another family who moved around a lot)
– Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, England
– Almondbury, Yorkshire, England
– Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
– Manchester, England
– Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
– Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
– Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Note: mother of direct ancestor remarried to WHITWORTH and emigrated with a married daughter to USA – so see: WHITWORTH

NADEN
– Manchester, England

ROCK
– Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
– Soho, Middlesex, England

RUTTER
– Bedlington, Northumberland, England

THIEL
– Langenbielau, Schlesien, Prussia/Germany (now known as Bielawa, Silesia, Poland)
– Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
– Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
– Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
– Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

TOWARD
– Tanfield, Durham, England
– Lamsley, Durham, England
– Manchester, England
– Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England
– Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

WHITWORTH
(see MITCHELL – mother of direct ancestor remarried WHITWORTH and emigrated to USA with a married daughter)
– New York, United States of America
– Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, United States of America

 

 

 

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