Category Archives: Surnames

Surname Distribution Maps and Migration

Surname distribution maps add a new and different dimension to a One-Name study. A surname may well have it’s origins in one Country, and a map can provide an interesting insight to how migration can influence the geographic spread of … Continue reading

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Introduction to One-Name Studies (901)

This week, the latest running of the Introduction to One-Name Studies course (901) began. It is always a popular course and it is very interesting to see the surnames that everyone is interested in. It is still possible, for another … Continue reading

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Roman Naming Conventions – Tria Nomina

Today, the 24 January 2022 marks the 1900th anniversary (AD 122-2022) of the commencement of the building of Hadrian’s Wall. The anniversary celebrations conclude, on 23rd December 2022 which is the final day of the Festival of Saturnalia. The Romans and other people of Italy … Continue reading

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Medieval European Society During 14th Century

One surname type is that of occupations, and these can be traced back to Medieval times across Europe. The surname of Smith refers to someone who worked with metal. The surname Silversmith was used by someone who worked with silver. … Continue reading

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Almost Within Living Memory

I wrote this back in late October 2021, where it languished with a series of post it notes in my journal, and waited to be finished. It was not until I was working on the Census series that I recalled … Continue reading

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Census, People and Genealogy – 1911 Census

Continuing with the Census, People and Genealogy series – all posts can be found HERE. There is also a Census downloadable to be found HERE. The 1911 census was more comprehensive than earlier ones. For the first time it recorded … Continue reading

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Census, People and Genealogy – 1901 Census

Continuing with the Census, People and Genealogy series – all posts can be found HERE. There is also a Census downloadable to be found HERE. With the 1901 census we see a change to the questions asked on individuals on … Continue reading

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Census, People and Genealogy – 1891 Census

Continuing with the Census, People and Genealogy series – all posts can be found HERE. There is also a Census downloadable to be found HERE. In 1891 we remain following Henry Harris and his wife, Caroline. In the decade since … Continue reading

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Census, People and Genealogy – 1881 Census

Continuing with the Census, People and Genealogy series – all posts can be found HERE. There is also a Census downloadable to be found HERE. The page at the start of the census for the parish is not the most … Continue reading

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Census, People and Genealogy – 1871 Census

Continuing with the Census, People and Genealogy series – all posts can be found HERE. There is also a Census downloadable to be found HERE. We see in the 1871 Census an increase in the description of the village and … Continue reading

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