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Wigtownshire / Re: Charles McDowall - Kirkinner
« on: Wednesday 11 January 17 17:29 GMT (UK)  »
Goodness, you haven't looked very far for the origin of the name! The Vans Agnew family was one of the principal families of Wigtownshire with properties at Sheuchan and Barnbarroch and may people worked on the estates or were in some other way connected to them by social ties. Some children christened '- Vans Agnew' may have been illegitimate offspring of the family I suppose, or were simply called that in homage to the family.

Anyway, that's where the name come from - Vans Agnew, with an s on the Vans, by the way.

Regards,
Jamie.

I have seen the Van Agnew name used in other families as middle names around this area.

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Scotland / Re: 1841 census look up - Completed
« on: Saturday 05 September 15 19:02 BST (UK)  »
Hi Michelle, I have loads of info about that family if you'd like it and can connect you with living "step-relatives"! Do get in touch!
Jamie Vans.
http://genealogy.jvans.co.uk/intro.html
mailjamievans (at) gmail.com

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One Name Studies: T to Z / Re: VAUS - London
« on: Monday 25 August 14 13:56 BST (UK)  »
Do you have a coherent version of the Sussex Vaus family? I'd be really grateful to someone to share that with me to save me redoing all the research.
Jamie.

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Sussex / Re: A 30+ year brickwall - William Vaus?
« on: Sunday 24 August 14 18:52 BST (UK)  »
By the way, I see there are a number of references to the name Varns (and similar) in Sussex. In Scotland, the reason that Vaus turned into Vans is that, with a long Scottish 'a' the two sound very similar. To this day in Wigtownshire where my Vans family comes from, the locals pronounce Vans as 'Varnce'.
Regards,
Jamie.

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Sussex / Re: A 30+ year brickwall - William Vaus?
« on: Sunday 24 August 14 18:32 BST (UK)  »
Hello All,
I research all Vance, Vans, Vaus (and variants of the name) families - see http://genealogy.jvans.co.uk/intro.html where I have data on 23,500+ individuals. Now I've started on these Sussex Vaus references - does anyone have a fairly complete version they would give me to save me duplicating all your research (if I even can, you've all obviously got some depth to yours!)? I'd be most grateful.
Regards,
Jamie.

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One Name Studies: T to Z / Re: VAUS - London
« on: Sunday 24 August 14 17:06 BST (UK)  »
Thank you, he's new to me, I'll track him down!
Jamie.

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West Lothian (Linlithgowshire) / Re: Vance Family Harthill
« on: Sunday 27 April 14 06:34 BST (UK)  »
You are, of course, entitled to that opinion. Many of us, in the Vans/Vance families, have found the results extremely interesting.

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West Lothian (Linlithgowshire) / Re: Vance Family Harthill
« on: Saturday 26 April 14 12:44 BST (UK)  »
I think this attachment should tie together many of the threads in this forum and answer several questions including yours, Chesapek, about Robert Vance and Elizabeth Peden.

What would be REALLY interesting is a DNA test on one of the living male Vances - that would show us how these Vances fit into the bigger picture of the various Vance families that exist - see http://www.vancegenealogy.com/index.php.

Regards,
Jamie.

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Sussex / Re: Hillman
« on: Monday 28 October 13 10:03 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you very much, Liz.

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