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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

A-Z Surnames on my Research List

Lorine of Olive  Genealogy has posted a meme that is doing the rounds, where we are asked to  write a list of surnames that we are researching.  You never know you might find a connection!

I am researching my mother’s ancestry, my father’s, that of  extended family members, plus my husband’s.

  St. Chad's Church, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire where many of my ancestors were baptised, married and buried.

A for
ABERY - from the Fylde area of Lancashire,

ARMITAGE  - a mining family from the West Riding of Yorkshire

B for
BAILEY, BREKALL, BROWN, BROWNBILL, & BRINING/BRYNING  - from the Fylde area of Lancashire, around Blackpool, Fleetwood and Poulton-le-Fylde.

C for
CALVERT, CARDWELL, CARR, CARTER, COOKSON & CRANE - from the Fylde area of Lancashire, around Blackpool, Fleetwood and Poulton-le-Fylde.

CONSTABLE - from Victoria, Australia. 

D for
DANSON  from the Fylde area of Lancashire, around Blackpool, Fleetwood and Poulton-le-Fylde.

DONALDSON -  with maritime  and shipping occupations from South Leith, Midlothian; South Shields, Co. Durham and Portsea, Hampshire.

E for
ENGLISH - of Bolton and Poulton le-Fylde,  Lancashire.

F for 

FAYLE  - from the Fylde area of Lancashire.

GAULTER  - from the Fylde area of Lancashir.

H for
HAWKYARD - from  Alnwick, Northumberland  and South Shields, Co. Durham.

HESKETH - from Fleetwood, Lancashire 

HIBBERT  - a mining family from Derbyshire, Yorkshire and South Shields, Co. Durham

I for 

ILEY  -  Scarborough, Yorkshire 

J for
JOLLY - from the Fylde, Lancashire


L for
LOUNDS - from Lincolnshire

M for 
MATTHEWS - from Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.

MASON -  from the Fylde area of Lancashire, Brooklyn, New York and Jamesburg, New Jersey 

MOFFET/MOFFAT - a family of mariners from London and South Shields

MOON - from the Fylde area of Lancashire

O for 
OLDHAM - from Blackpool, Lancashire


R for
RAWCLIFFE from Hambleton, near Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire.
RILEY - from Fletwood, Lancashire.

ROSKELL - from the Fylde, Lancashire.  

S for

SIMPSON - from Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

SMITH  - from Unst, Shetland, and Blackpool, Lancashire

STEMP - from the Fylde,  Lancashire and  the Birmigham area. 

U for
URSTADT  from Nedw Jersey, USA.

W for
WESTON  - from Bilston, Wolvampton;  Broseley near Ironbridge, Shropshire; nd Blackpool, Lancashire 

WHITE - from South Shields, Co. Durham 

The famous bridge across the River Severen opened in 1779.
linking Broseley and Ironbridge,


        Do get in touch if you think we might have a link.



  1. What a fun idea...I may do it sometime. Right now I'm bouncing through Virginia and not giving enough attention to each member of the tree...didn't see any of your surnames recently, though I think there were New England Browns last week I found.

  2. No connection for me either but who knows one day maybe. My father's side of the tree has many ancestors in Lancashire. Just came to Facebook for a break from Ancestry where I have been looking to records and connections to my Lancashire ancestors.


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