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4/10/08 9:00 A

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The name I am researching is TUPPER, or TUPFER in Essex. The other is Mayhew in Tisbury, Wiltshire. Boy does it get sketchy for me around the 1600's! frustrating.

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4/7/08 11:42 P

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I HAVE ENGLISH ANCESTORS I CAN GO AS FAR BACK AS THOMAS LUTTON 1555 BP Otterey St. Mary, England. NAME LATER CHANGED TO LITTON WHEN THEY CAME TO AMERICA WITH CALEB

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4/6/08 9:49 P

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Doggett is from GB

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4/6/08 1:30 P

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Good afternoon all. It is interesting about family names. Yes I have relations in GB. Who they are I don't know. My mothers maiden name is Oliphant of the Scottish Clan of Oliphant. And the name is from the old Norse meaning elephant. Since they came across the channel with William, I presume they are of Viking descant. On my dad side, they are from Ireland. And since the Vikings were the ones who put son at the end of names the presumption is Watson is of Viking origin also. It is an interesting world we live in. Larry

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4/6/08 12:16 P

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I trace many lines back to England. Among them: LOWELL, MAVERICK, GYE, CLEMENT, MOULTON, PAGE, GOODWIN, WORDE, GILMAN, CHUTE, PERKINS, SAWBRIDGE, SAMBORNE, BACHILOR, BATE, EASTOW, BOSWORTH, SCOTT, GERRISH, PARKER, etc. And that's mostly just my father's maternal line - I know the paternal line descends from England too. mom's lines are french-canadian!

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4/4/08 1:53 P

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Yes, I'm on ancestry. That's where I found the census records that I don't think match up. Unless I'm not looking in the right place! I was told (via a letter written in 1943) that one of my ancestors (Harding) was a Captain in the British Navy (and fought at Waterloo) , so I assume there would be a record of him somewhere. I'm trying to find proof that the letter was correct (or incorrect, whatever the case may be). I should mention I'm fairly new to researching genealogy. I've always been interested in the subject, but it wasn't until last year that I started compiling records and organizing my family tree.

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4/4/08 1:37 P

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Hi Patti - just wondered if you have tried ancestry for the records, they are added to all the time and just last week, I found 1 I had been searching for for ages. :)

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4/4/08 1:21 P

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Wow, you've started quite a posting! Welcome to the group. I am new here, too, just started last week, or a few weeks ago...I don't know, my days tend to run together sometimes. But anyway. I have tons of English ancestry. The main line I am trying to research right now is HARDING. I found some census records, but I don't think it is a correct match. I know approx when they came to the US, but I haven't found the boat records yet, either. Oh well. That's what makes genealogy so much fun- the pleasure of finding things out-- and having a long term project that will hopefully last for future generations.

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MORRISDATTER ~ you are right. My cousin on my mom's side can explain how some of our line went back to the Vikings but I've never gotten that deep into it all. He also traces the family back to Charlemagne but that is another whole world to study. I have many of the papers but have never sat down and worked out the lineage on our line. I have a cousin on my dad's side who also traces the Bollings / Bolings back into the Viking world but I've not seen the paperwork on any of that yet.

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4/4/08 8:00 A

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Jones was my mothers maiden name. I have traced back to 1772-Thomas Jones-my 3rd greatgrandfather, but all I have is a date-no places.

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4/4/08 7:25 A

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Hi Neva42 and thank you for your welcome. My main name is TRAYLEN mostly from Essex,Suffolk,Cambridgeshire England. descendants mostly in USA and Australia. :)

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Hi Jan, nice to hear from you. I think you have done very well to get that far back 1570. Try contacting the record office which holds these records, they are very helpful, usually an email will point you in the right direction and quite often now, they are online. Best wishes.

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Hi there and thank you for your welcome. It's good that you have some substantial evidence and you have some unusual names to work with too. Everyone seems to hit a brick wall or two, really frustrating isn't it. A couple of times, I have re-read a certificate and found something that I previously missed or it was of no consequence then. I use Ancestry, which is marvellous and I think very good value. Regards now.

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4/4/08 1:48 A

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aHA! "ALL LINES GO TO ENGLAND SOONER OR LATER" oops. didn't mean to yell. But, you see, some of those lines started in Scandinavia with the rampaging Vikings going to England! :-)
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4/3/08 8:08 P

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Yes, Welcome to the Team. I too have many English ancestors. Most of mine came from England to Canada in the late 1700s and early 1800s. The Newfoundland contingent came mostly from the Devon and Dorset area. The Nova Scotia contingent were either Loyalists, Scotch or from Cumberland. Too many names to list, but the main lines that I have traced are Simms, Pack, Hayward, Burnyeat, Wiswell, Dickson.

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4/3/08 7:39 P

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emoticon to SP and to the genealogy forum.

My dad's family is from Bradford, Leeds, England and the home they had there is now the Bolling Museum. I guess there is a church there, too, that has their name over the door that only the family was allowed to enter through but it's sealed now.
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www.bolling.net/ghost.html

I also have Ashbrook and Tucker which I've been told they were from England, I have Kirkpatricks from Scotland and Jones but don't have a clue if they are from Wales, England or Ireland. We've hit a brick wall on the Jones side and no one has been able to tear it down yet.

I am working on my husband's family but haven't done much research yet, although a SIL has done some and we have a book put together by a cousin who researched a bunch of stuff back in the 70s. His mother's maiden name was Northam and his father's name was Short but right now, I'm still trying to do connections here in the states. He also has Ford and Hawkins on his side.

Hope you enjoy your stay here at SP as we all get healthier. There are alot of good people here who will encourage you and help you through this journey.

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My fathers side is from England. George (Lewes) Lewis
born 1570 in East Greenwich, Kent, England is as far back as I have info for. A friend who I met through Ancestry.com had someone in England that had verified George's marriage to Denise Forman May 24, 1596 in Brenchley. Unfortunately she has passed away and that is as far as she got. I haven't tried going any further. Tank god she did send me her file and I've been trying to input that to my tree on Ancestry.
I've been busy trying to find my mothers father's family.

FLOWERLADY4545 if you have access to records prior to 1570 and have the time to research I'll take any help I can get.

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Flowerlady. Welcome. I have been doing Genealogy for 50 years myself and I have always been told that all lines will go to England sooner or later. I have several and as I help others they do as well. There is a thread here for you to list name you are searching so we can see if we have any names in common.

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My ancestor William Chesebrough was from Lincolnshire/born 1572. Anthony Jackson-Yorkshire/ born 1535.
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4/3/08 5:45 P

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Husband has Moses Cleveland or Cleaveland who came over in 1632.

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I have quite a few from England... HEAP, ROYLE, LOWE AND MORTON.

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Thank you very much Nancy, still finding my way around the site, but finding it really good.

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I have lots of English ancestors also. My most direct descendent is Edward Robinson who was born in London or that area in 1616. Also lots of others including Mayflower descendents.

Welcome to the team!
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Wonderful to meet you Morrisdatter. It is so interesting how many people along this path of genealogy we meet. I have recent connections to a lady in australia who has a diary of an early 'settler' a methodist minister, also pictures of him which 'blew me'away' that such things existed.

You obviously have a very early lineage and one which most people would envy. I most certainly would be very interested to learn more and will of course accept your invitation to view your heritage.

Not certain if I can be of any help in your searches, because you obviously have much knowledge of your forbears., but, very pleased to help at all.

So good to hear from you.
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Hi - I'm excited to "know" someone now from Suffolk, England. One branch of my family originates in Thorpe Morrieux: John Bekesby 1339. The Bixby, as the name evolved, to emigrate to the colonies was Joseph Bixby in about 1645. I have the stuff on the web at www.paintedpost.dk/bixby.htm if you should be interested.

Some day I absolutely intend to get to England to look in archives at some of the documents.

Wonderful to meet you.
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I have a TON of English ancestors... Dating back to the 1100's! The last name is Wyatt and most of them are from Kent, England.

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My husbands family came from England, I do not have it verified for the exact location, but some say Warrington, Lancashire, England. His name was William Ward(e) born May 15, 1603 died Aug 10, 1687 in Marlbourgh, Middlesex, Mass.His parents were possibly Johannes Ward from Rutland England and Maria Hatton from London, England.

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Hi, on the maternal side, we have several English ancestors. My name is Annie Poorboy - nice to meet you.

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Hi - would be good to hear from you, I live in Suffolk England. I have been researching genealogy -family history for around 30years now - a fascinating hobby - without an ending, something for your children & grandchildren to follow ! by the way Spark is a really great site.

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