Guest Blog: What’s in a name? ARROWSMITH

Posted by Emma on 14 February 2013 in General, Guest Bloggers, What's in a name?

Authored by David Spencer.  David started research in to his family tree over 10 years ago and after collecting lots of names he decided to start looking to the Surnames it contained when he was thinking about what to give his parents for Christmas so he came up with the idea of a book of… Read more

Guest Blog: What’s in a name? Fitzhenry

Posted by Emma on 31 January 2013 in General, What's in a name?

Authored by Jo Fitz-Henry.  Jo Fitz-Henry is the co-ordinator of the Fitz(-)henry One Name Study at the Guild of One Names Studies, and the Fitz(-)henry DNA Study, trying to link the various Fitz(-)henry families around the world when the paper records run out. If you have any enquiries about the surname, or the DNA study, she… Read more

Guest Blog: What’s in a name? BLAKE

Posted by Emma on 24 January 2013 in General, Guest Bloggers, What's in a name?

Authored by Elizabeth Kipp.  Elizabeth is retired and working on the history of her parents’ families – Blake being the first of two guest blogs.  She is a member of The Guild of One-Name Studies researching Blake since May 2011, See her website for the Blake one-name study  and her blog most days has items… Read more

Guest blog: Howes it going? by Paul Howes

Posted by Emma on 18 January 2013 in General, What's in a name?

  Authored by Paul Howes.  Paul started his One-Name Study after helping his son complete a school class project to research his family history.  Having three separate lines of Howes ancestors all from Norfolk, England, Paul was interested to break through some brick walls and see if the families tied up.  That was five years… Read more

Guest Blog: What’s in a name? MacAlister

Posted by Emma on 7 January 2013 in General, Guest Bloggers, What's in a name?

Authored by Lynn McAlister.   Lynn is a professional genealogist and has been a Macalister historian since 1997.  She researches the Macalister name worldwide as part of the Guild of One-Name Studies and maintains the blog ‘Today in Macalister History’ (www.macalister-history.blogspot.com). The MacAlister surname is Gaelic in origin: mac Alasdair means ‘son of Alexander’. The name… Read more

Guest Blog: What’s in a name? Pepler or Peplow?

Posted by Emma on 6 December 2012 in General, Guest Bloggers, What's in a name?

Authored by Marie Byatt. Marie was born and raised in the Midwest, USA and has taught in Australia  and England. She started her family research in the 1970s and became serious in 2002 when she started her One-Name Study and became a volunteer at a LDS family history center. She is a member of the Southern Indiana… Read more

Guest Blog: What’s in a name? Cavers

Posted by Emma on 19 November 2012 in General, Guest Bloggers, What's in a name?

Authored by Vivienne Dunstan.  Vivienne is an independent academic historian, a long-time genealogist since the age of twelve too many decades ago, and a former computer scientist. She comes originally from Hawick, near where Cavers originates, and is a Cavers descendant. CAVERS Cavers is a surname that originates historically from Cavers parish near the town of Hawick in… Read more

Guest Blog: What’s in a Name? Hardisty: a persistent surname

Posted by Emma on 12 November 2012 in General, What's in a name?

Authored by Howard Mathieson. Howard is a member of the Guild of One-Name Studies and maintains the surnameorigins.ca mapping website. He can be reached at maps@surnameorigins.ca Hardisty: a persistent surname The Hardisty surname is derived from an English place name. From A Dictionary of Surnames (Hanks and Hodges), we learn that Hardisty “is a habitation name… Read more

Guest Blog: What’s in a name? Owston

Posted by Emma on 22 October 2012 in General, Guest Bloggers, What's in a name?

Authored by Dr. James M. Owston.  Along with his distant English cousins Tim J. Owston and Roger J.Ouston, Dr. James M. Owston of the USA has been researching the Owston surname since 1978.  He has registered the surname with the Guild of One-Name Studies and also administers two Owston DNA projects.  His genealogy blog, the… Read more

Guest Blog: What’s in a name? Micklethwaite

Posted by Emma on 15 October 2012 in Guest Bloggers, What's in a name?

Authored by Andy Micklethwaite.  Andy started his interest in family history in 2003, just as the internet was transforming research. His One Name Study resulted from a search for information on the parents of his 3rd great grandfather – he is still looking for them! He is a member of the Huddersfield and District Family… Read more