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ALL USERS: Surname Wikis (as in Wikipedia style)

More will be updated as time permits. All users: If I don't have a surname definition in the Wiki section, it means I am unaware at the present time. Please message me updating of the uncommon surname meanings.

Note to Users: Please remember to update 'Your Profile', country of origin is also helpful as this site is frequented by visitors world-wide.

Also remember to separate your surnames with a comma otherwise it will be one jumbled mess and other researchers won't know what names you are researching!!!

Please do let me know if you are aware of any outsanding websites pertaining to your surnames ... genealogy-wise.


Come on everybody ... write those journals!


Thank you, Alison.

WHEELER
BISHOP
GREER
LOSHAW
LATHROP
HENLE
GANDY
BREEDEN
LINTOTT
EGBERT
EGGERS
EGGER
EGG
WILLIAMS
PALMER
COWAN
ADIE
SPRENGERS
MATCHETT
DICKENS
WEMMEN
BOOTHMAN
LAWRASON
BLAUVELT
CHAMBERS
RUNDIO
GUTH
BEARD
THAO
DEGRO
ADAIR
WORKMAN
RATTS
EAGAN
HARTFORD
KNIGHT
DEAS
HOGAN
UPDEGRAFF
STURGEON
BIBBY
BROCK
ADERHOLT
ADERHOLD
HOGAN
LIGHTFOOT
WALLACE
BUCHAN
GIBSON
DONE
DONNE
CANNON
CANON
OCANNON
MACCANNON
CANNAN
CANNEN
CANNIN
MACCANNAN
MCCANNON
MCCANNAN
CANNING
UICANANNAIN
PETHYBRIDGE
BIRCHALL
FOLKARD
GWATHNEY
PATE
SECKER
LINGWOOD
PENHALIGON
HESELTINE
ROUNDTREE
PARKER
BEAL
BRYANT

CALLADINE HALL LANCHBURY CUPITT GRAVOLIN BRISCOMBE TAYLOR MILLER DAVIS MCCLEERY MCCOLLEY SWANN HAYNES HOLMAN CORSBIE ROQUETTE LIMEBURNER TURNER CREED MCKILLOP BEAULIEU

TOMPSON, THOMPSON, THOMPSEN, THOMMPSON, THOMPSN, THOMPSO, THOMPSOM, THOMPSONE, THOMPSONS, THOMPSOON, THOMSEN, THOMSENS, THOMSON, THOMSONN, THOMSONS, THOMSOUN, THOMSOUNE, THOMSSEN, THOMSSON, TOMPSON, TOMPSONN, TOMSON, TOMSSON, TOMPKINS, TOOMBS

SALZER, SALAZER, SALSER, SELSER, SELZER, SLAZER, SALTZMAN, SALTZMANN, SALZMANN, SALTMANN, SALZMAN

ICK, ICKE, ECKE, IKO, ECGHO, YCO, ECCO, ECCKE, ICKELL, EICK, EICKE, ICKES, ICKS, ICS, IKE, ICE, IGO

MULQUEEN, MULQUEENY, MULQUEENEY, MULQUINEY, OMULQUEEN, OMULQUEENY, MALQUEEN, MULQUINN, MALCOM, MALKIN, MELSON, MILLICAN, MILLIGAN, MILLIKAN, MILLIKEN, MOLLISON, MULLICAN, MULLIGAN, MULLIKIN

HITCHCOCK, HICHCOCK, HISCOCK, HISCOCKS, HISCOX, HITCHCOCKE, HITCHCOKE, HITCHCOTT, HISCOCKES, HISCOK, HISCOKE, HISCOKS, HISOCK, HISSCOCK, HISSCOCKS, HISSCOX, HISSOCK, HYSCOCK, HAWKES, HAYCOCK, HESSEK, HICKOCK, HICKOK, HICKOX, HISCOCK, HUGHES, HUGHS, HUSICK

LYNCH, LINCH, OLYNCH, DELENCH, LINCHE, LIYNCH, LYNACH, LYNCHE, LYNCHEY, LYNCHIE, LYNCHY, LYNICH, LYNNCH, LYNOCH, LYNCHARD, LAING, LAMAS, LAMOS, LANCE, LANG, LANGE, LANIUS, LEMIEUX, LEMKE, LENNOX, LENOX, LENZ, LEWINS, LIANG, LIMES, LINCK, LINES, LING, LINGO, LINK, LINKE, LINSAY, LINZY, LOMAX, LONES, LONG, LOOMIS, LUNCE, LUNG, LYNCH, LYNSKEY, LYONS

TROXEL, TROCKEL, TROXAL, TROXALL, TROXELL, TRUTZSCHEL, TRUHSAESS, TROXELLE, TRUTZEL, TRACKWELL, TREICHEL, TREXLER, TROXEL, TROXELL, TRUJILLO, TRUSLOVE, TRUSSELL

DINGMAN, DINGEMAN, DINGERMANN, DINGMANS, DINGEMANS, DANKENBRING, DENISON, DENNISON, DENSMORE, DENSON, DINGMAN, DINKIN, DINKINS, DINSMORE, DONEGAN, DUNAGAN, DUNCAN, DUNCANSON, DUNCOMBE, DUNGAN, DUNKIN, DUNNIGAN, DUNSMOOR

CONTRERAS, DECONTRERAS, CANTER, CANTERBURY, CANTRELL, CENTER, CENTERS, CIANTAR, CONDER, CONDOR, CONDREN, CONDRON, COUNTRYMAN



etc.

1 comment(s), latest 7 years, 11 months ago

Did your ancestors fight for Napoleon I?

If so, then it's quite possible your ancestors name/s will be in this searchable database at the website of the medals of Saint Hlna.

The medals of Saint Hlna

Good luck.

1 comment(s), latest 3 years, 8 months ago

The name of ALLARDYCE and early mention of those who bore it

THE NAME OF ALLARDYCE AND EARLY MENTION OF THOSE WHO BORE IT. (BY WILLIAM H. ALLARDYCE, 1923) ... extract below:-

It has been proven that the Allardyce family is of Norman descent by Nisbit, "System of Heraldy."

Allardyce of Allardyce an ancient family in the shire of Kincardine. they got a charter of the lands of Alrethes from King William (the Conqueror), since called Allardyce from whence that surname; from this time there is a series of writs in the hands of the Laird of Allardyce. The present Laird is the heir of the line of the Earls of Monteith and Airth.

As quoted by Burke, the name has had various spellings: Allardis (was witness to a charter of Bishop Henry, Cheynes, circa A.D. 1249.

Aliasundre de Allardash did homage to the King (Edward) August 1296.

Walterus de Allyrdas was indemnified for destruction of corn and cattle at the seige of Dunnottar in 1337.

Thome de Allerdas received payment from the Crown, 1364 and 6 April 1369 had an annual of 20 s. out of Little Barras.

Johannes de Allyrdass dominus ejusdem granted a charter to Johanni dicto Harmer of all of his lands in Ardgraive, dated at Aberdeen, September 1376.

Bowditch, in "Suffolk Surnames," 1838 mentions Allardice as extinet (sic) in Massachusetts.

SOURCE: Allardyce Family Genealogy Forum

SOURCE: History page at History Page for Allerdice and Allardice

The AMOR family of Bishops Canning, Wiltshire England 1562-->1876 VIC Australia

Dear fellow FamilyTreeCircle members, since posting this message I have been able to stretch my tree out to the 1500s to my AMOR ancestors at Bishops Canning, Wiltshire.

Looking for any links with this family:-

George AMOR (3g grandfather) born 1780 Bromham Wiltshire England married 24/12/1804 Bromham to Rebekka KNEE. (She was most probably the daughter of Benjamin KNEE source: 1772 Poll of Knights Wiltshire). The couple probably had two children, my ancestor George AMOR born 1805 Bromham, Wiltshire and Jane AMOR born 1814.

George AMOR b1805 married at Bromham 22/07/1833 to Rebecca ABRAMS of Bromham and they had 7 children that I can find.

1. Mary AMOR b1823
2. John AMOR b1824
3. Carraline AMOR b1827
4. Ena AMOR b1829
5. Ann AMOR chr. 22/07/1834
6. William AMOR chr. 09/07/1837-1913 my 2g grandfather
7. Elizabeth AMOR chr. 05/09/1841


William AMOR 1837-1913, occupation farmer, (my ancestor) married 13/10/1856 at Chittoe, Devizes, Wiltshire, England to Ann Priscilla WHEELER born 1835 Arnecliffe, Westbury, Wiltshire, England to parents: John WHEELER born 1801 Bremhill & Ruth BANCROFT born 1806 Bremhill. There are also marriage links with the FORTUNE family of Derry Hill, Wiltshire.

The couple (PHOTO attached), William AMOR and Ann Priscilla WHEELER (my gg grandparents) came to Australia when they were newly married, on the 'Beejapore' from Yorkshire. The 'Beejapore' arrived Botany Bay NSW 14 Mar 1857. The journey usually took about 9 months from England.

In Australia they settled in the State of Victoria and had 11 children in 18 years.

1.Elizabeth Jane b1858-1945 .. married 1882 Peter GIBSON from Scotland
2.George b1859-1860 ... died young.
3.Ellen b1861-1934 .. married 1881 John MITCHELL
4.William b1863-1932 ..married 1883 Louisa PRIDMORE
5.Annie b1865 ..married William SMITH
6.Frederick William b1868 ..married Esther JACKSON
7.Rebecca b1869 ..married Michael GRIFFIN
8.Martha b1871 ..married George BEARDSLEY
9.George b1873 ..
10.Robert b1874-1902
11.Henry AMOR b 12/6/1876 ..married 1904 Caroline PARKER *

*My Great Grandparents.

All replies answered. Thank you, Allycat in Australia.


1 comment(s), latest 8 years, 2 months ago

The silent voices of women in history

I'm quite proud of all the farmers, convicts, agricultural labourers, yeomen, etc. that I have in my tree. But more importantly, I feel for all the silent voices of women of whom you usually can't find anything about.

More often than not their names are usually "Mary unknown" or something like that. You know that they would have birthed maybe 10 or 13 live children (or more), and then ended up dying in childbirth with the last one ... with their husbands only to remarry so they could have someone to tend the children (and have more children).

And I think about the high infant mortality rate, how all the dear little babies died of the simplest things, and all the heartbreak that that entailed. Thank goodness for immunisation these days, I don't think we appreciate how lucky we are.

Below are a couple of interesting topics from websites (just a few of the multitude) on women through history in general.

Silent Voices - Women in the Middle Ages

Women in History

Would you like a treasured photograph restored or dated for FREE?

Dear FamilyTreeCirclers,

If you would like a treasured photograph restored, with no catches, no fine print, etc., register as a rootschatter for free, then you can use the site's services.

The link below is to the photograph restoration board:-

RootsChat - General - Photograph Restoration

As all the restoration work done on this forum is of a voluntary nature, could you please post no more than a couple of images a week. This will give the volunteers more time to work on your images and hopefully you will get the results you are after.

Have a read of all or some of the Sticky Topics re suggestions on posting your photographs for possible restoration. Then try and scan your images as big as you can with the higher the dpi's the better as it gives the restorers more to work with.

They do an absolutely amazing job. Look at some of the photos already restored.


Cheerio from Alison.

Prussian descendants - use of Johann (and others) as the first name

I never realised till I got stuck into my tree before that I had a great deal of Prussian ancestry, and also that the name Johannes and Johanna would appear in every generation until emmigrant arrival in Australia, not to mention all the other repetitive names. The repetitive names such as all the girls being called Anna Maria, Anna Martha, Anna Katharina, etc but they would be known by their middle name: Maria, Martha, Katharina, etc. Makes life very difficult for genealogists.

The website link below does much to explains the naming system, whereby the fist name is a saint's name, followed by another name, then the surname. All boys in the family will have the same saint's name, however, they will commonly be known by the second name. Same applies for girls. The most common saint was John (Johannes, Johanna, etc). Do look at the site as it goes into more detail.

German Names etc

Regards, Allycat, Australia.

Australia: My Prussian / German surname interests - New South Wales

The 'MOST' Family

Henry MOST (my ggg grandfather) was born 1824 Hesse, Germany. Another researcher believes his parents to be: Thomas MOST and Elizabeth unknown but I have no confirmation of this.

At the age of 24 years he landed in Colony of New South Wales, Australia in 1848, occupation farmer, died 20 Sep 1898 'Rose Cottage' Inverell, NSW Australia, buried 21 Sep 1898 Church of England Cemetery, Ashford, New South Wales, Australia. Naturalised 1873. Married in Brisbane 1866 to Henrietta Schia aka Bragier* born 1837 Germany, arrived Australia 1855, Occupation: Farmer, died 19 Oct 1884 Ashford Inverell NSW. Children: 1.Anna b 1867 Wellingrove, 2.Louisa b 1869 Myall Ck near Ashford & 3.John aka Jack MOST b 1874 Inverell.

*Henrietta had been married before back in Germany to unknown BROSER or BROSELLE in 1859, and they had one daughter, Mary (Marie) BROSER MOST born 1862 Germany, married William BRAZIER and married 1883 Frederick William PISCHKE. More information available.

Children of Henry MOST and Henrietta:-

1.Anna MOST married Ernest GIDDINS and had 4 children, Lavinia, Henry, Charles & Eva Giddins.

2.Louisa MOST (my ancestor) married in 1890 at Inverell to Arthur Ernest Rhodes MERRY born 1856 Steeple Claydon, Buck., England (google Roads Family of Buckinghamshire for ancestry to C1480). They had 8 children, Leonard 1890, Florence 1892, Thomas 1894, Wilfred 1895, Elsie (my ancestor) 1897, Lydia 1900, Sophia 1902 and Beatrice 1904.

3.John (known to all as Jack) MOST married in 1906 at Inverell to Una Bell BEARD born 1887 Warialda, and had 3 children
i) Maude MOST born 1907 Inverell NSW married Guy T. QUICK
ii) Henry MOST 1909~1909 Queensland http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/bdm/IndexSearch.htm
iii) May MOST (probably still living).


The 'VOSS / FLANZE (or PHRANZE)' Family

Frederick Joseph Herman VOSS born 1830 the Grand Duchy of Mecklenberg-Schwerin, Germany. N.B. Fred Voss' father -name unknown- was a farmer who hired himself out as a mercenary soldier under Napoleon. In 1812 it is said that he went with Napoleon's "Grand Armee" to Russia, on the infamous march to Moscow. [Source: Obit of F.Voss 'Inverell Times' June 26, 1936] Fred Voss married in 1859 Alshue Germany to Johanna Doratea FLANZE born perhaps 1821 Holstein, Germany {not proven} and died 1882 'Clarevaulx', registered Glen Innes NSW. Her parent's names are now known as Henry FLANZE and Dorothea unknown.

Shortly after arrival in C1855 via ship "Daniel Ross" ex Hamburg, family was obliged by the Australian Govt of the time to undergo naturalisation, and to anglicise their German names. Family made their way up from Port of Sydney in colony of NSW to vicinity of Moree, Gunnedah and Narrabri. First the family lived on 'Gurley Station' where Frederick worked as a shepherd and farmer. Later the family moved up to the Glen Innes area.

Fred & Dorothy VOSS had 6 children, 1.Otte Nickelark Marks, a twin to sister, 2.Dor - both born Germany, 3.Frederick b 1856 Gurley (my ancestor), 4. Hammon Henry b1862 Weewaa a twin of 5.Anna Dorothea, and 6.Emma Christina b1862 Wellingrove.

Their first child also known as Nicholas Otto Marcus VOSS married in 1881 at Glen Innes to Susan PAGE, daughter of William & Ellen PAGE. They had 10 known children - 1.Otto, 2.Mary, 3.Ellen, 4.Ada, 5.Frederick, 6.John, 7.Mabel, 8.Henry, 9.Emily and 10.Richard VOSS.

Second child - we think that Dor Voss died young, possibly in Germany before the family emigrated to Australia, verification required.

Third child, Fred VOSS (my ancestor) married in 1883 at Glen Innes to Mary WEBBER b 1863 Bundaberg, Qld. She was the daughter of Johannes Heinrich WEBER b 1829 Dickschied Prussia d 1902 Lambs Valley NSW, and Elizabeth ORTH b 1835 Roppershain Hesse Prussia, d 1914 Lambs Valley NSW. Note: I have been provided with ORTH ancestry back to the 1600s by fellow researcher Graham Shirra, USA.

Note: The Weber/Webber family also arrived in Australia via the same ship as the Voss family - the Daniel Ross the voyage taking 129 days.

Fred & Mary Voss had 6 children - 1.John William 1884, 2.Frederick Henry 1887, 3.Henry Frederick 1888 (my ancestor), 4.Ernest Francis 1890, 5.Caspar Orth 1896 and 6.Blanche Wilhelmina Nita VOSS 1906.

N.B. Sub-names include: Guthiel, Weiderman, Hastenpflug, Seigner, Hoffmeyer, Cranz, Lowerman, Curtze, Lieberman, Kurtz and Rohleder.

Fourth child, Hammon Henry De Voss married Maude BEDDY in 1904 Sydney.

Fifth child, Anna Dorothea Voss married 1878 Wellingrove to Edward Augustus PIETSCH and had 3 children, Emily 1881, Henry 1883 and Edward 1888 NSW.

Their lastborn Emma Christina Voss married 1883 Glen Innes to Joseph COLE and had 9 known children - Joseph, William, Ernest, Arnold, Darice, Norman, Agnus, Amy and Herman COLE all born Inverell NSW.


If there are any connections out there, please don't hesitate to write to me. I also have my tree on Genes Reunited at which site names can be freely searched, however there is a small fee to host your tree. It's a brilliant website!

Regards,
Alison, QLD, Australia.


Photograph below is of my ancestor Henry MOST - he worked as a Shepherd.

Note: I think the MOST surname may have originally been MOEST/MOIST or even MOSTYN.

I have uploaded my birth, death, marriage and baptismal Certificates at this site Certificate Sharing.


10 comment(s), latest 3 years, 4 months ago

TIPS N TRICKS: Using freeware PAF

Dear members,

At the beginning of 2006, I started properly sorting out all my 'family tree' stuff. It had been sitting all over the place and I had a lot of papers shoved in the biggest lever arch folder you ever saw.

I had access to the internet and with a few little key words typed in my google search engine, like 'genealogy' etc. I started a massive learning curve. To my surprise I discoverd that the ancestors had a strong grip on me as night after night I bashed away at my keyboard entering my family tree in this free family tree programme that someone told me about.

It was called Personal Ancestral File or PAF for short. Easily downloaded from FamilySearch.org, click on 'order/download products', then click on 'Software Downloads - Free', then choose Item # '77065000-S' Product 'Personal Ancestral File 5.2.18.0 - Multi-Language (9.7 MB)' and follow the instructions to download/install it on your computer. It took me a while to get used to, but I now find it is brilliant.

I'm sure there are other programmes out there like FamilyTreeMaker etc but they can be expensive if this is just a hobby for you.


Alison.

Does anyone have a MCCROHON in their tree?

If you do, please write back to me as there is a lot of research material available. You will be very surprised.

I am descended from the first McCrohon in Australia. His name was John MCCROHON 1795-1839 and he married Amelia (Emily) DU CROIX. They had 9 children that we know of, and one being Suzannah McCrohon (my ggg grandmother) married Patrick Cantwell who was a Gold Miner.

Also, the McCrohons in England are trying to link up with the McCrohons in Australia.

3 comment(s), latest 7 years, 4 months ago