Category Archives: Surnames

Orlando – Setting up a One-Name Study

The Orlando One-Name Study has been featured in the October 2017 edition of Family Tree Magazine. The article is on Pages 22 -24 looks at Setting up a One-Name study and focus’ on the Orlando Study and pages 66 -67 Spotlights the … Continue reading

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My course Introduction to One-Name Studies starts 22 August 2017

The next Introduction to One-Name Studies course at Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd starts on 22nd August. The course is taught online and welcomes students across the globe. Here are the Lesson Headings: About One-Name Studies Surnames and their History … Continue reading

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Desk Ramblings…..(19)

The last few months (well since my last Desk Ramblings in March this year) have been busy. I am finishing a day job project. Working on another project with a September deadline and have been scoping out a further project. … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Photo Collage – Day Five

My grandmother, Lillian Edith MATTHEWS inherited her middle name from her Aunt, the sister of her father, Edith Annie Matthews born 1877 in Rugby Warwickshire. Despite this my Grandmother knew very little about Edith other than she was a “nurse”. … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday – Harris in Headley Hampshire

Background  Caroline Ellis, shown here on the left, was born in Puttenham Surrey in 1844 the daughter of George Ellis, a former military man and Prudence Budd. The Budd family had been established in the parish of Puttenham since 1723, … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of William James West (1898 – 1918)

In Remembrance of William James West William James West was born in Aldershot Hampshire in 1898, the son of William Arthur West, a military man and, Emma Jane Ellis (Harris). I had always known that my Grandfather’s first cousin had died in … Continue reading

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Postcard Friendship Friday – Manor Farm, Wanborough circa 1915

This is the Manor Farm at Wanborough that my Grandfather would have known. My Butcher family farmed here until 1930 when the moved across to Guildford to farm at Manor Farm Onslow Village. Part of my Guildford & District Collection. … Continue reading

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Orlando – One Name Study

I am half Italian, and fascinated with my Italian ancestry. I Registered with the Guild of One Name Studies the name of ORLANDO in February 2002. I’ve also registered the varients of ORLANDA & ORLANDE. The database is a new … Continue reading

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