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most uncommon surnames in your tree
« on: Tuesday 19 June 07 09:28 BST (UK) »
hi i just found the post about the 100 most common surnames but i think that the uncommon ones are the best  :)  here are some of mine

me                              Wileman
grandfather                Emmingham
gt grandmother          Marr
x8 gt grandmother     Codlin
x4 gt grandma            Ogley
x5 gt grandma            Kemshall
x5 gt grandad             Ducker
grandma                     Moreton
gt grandma                 Gilliver
x2 gt grandma            Cureton
gt grandma                 Predstidge
x3 gt grandma            Salisbury
x5 gt grandma            Soammes
x4 gt grandfather        ( Ephraim Follis)

thats just a few imagine researching some of them names  ;)
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Re: most uncommon surnames in your tree
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 19 June 07 10:03 BST (UK) »
Thats pretty good !

I can offer Osgathorpe and Gowenlock ......
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Re: most uncommon surnames in your tree
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 19 June 07 10:12 BST (UK) »
Dolby and Varnden

The best though Sallybank

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Re: most uncommon surnames in your tree
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 19 June 07 10:51 BST (UK) »
Mine would have to be TRAMPLEASURE.
Variations include Tramplara, Templaria etc.  It only appears in my tree in the late 17th/early 18th century around Redruth in Cornwall.

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Re: most uncommon surnames in your tree
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 19 June 07 10:56 BST (UK) »
my own  ;)

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Re: most uncommon surnames in your tree
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 19 June 07 11:52 BST (UK) »
I have

Osmotherley
Cossar
Langcake
Grindrod
Hewerdine
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GAUNT N Staffordshire,GAUNT Manchester.GUY,Shropshire, BARTLEY,Salford, Lancs, NEVILLE,Salford. PHILLIPS,Staffs, MAYER,Staffs,COSSAR,Berwick, E and Mid Lothian and Argyll. HIGGINS,Glasgowand Dunoon,Argyll.GALLAGHER,Argyll,IRISH,Herts.

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Re: most uncommon surnames in your tree
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 19 June 07 11:58 BST (UK) »
Ah don't they make life so much easier??

I think mine would have to be Lillystone.

I've also got some Heavens. Not too common and such a lovely name!
Glos: STEVENS, SHIPTON, MUSTOE, ALDER, MORSE, ROBBINS, SCOTT
Suffolk: FARROW, LAMBERT, RAMPLEN, LILLISTONE

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Re: most uncommon surnames in your tree
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 19 June 07 12:00 BST (UK) »
Hi,

my one offering my grandfather - Wojciechowskyj
he was from the Ukraine

i'm not sure if this is all that uncommon - Punnett my maternal great grandmother

trouble is you think oh what a great name then look it up on the census and there are literally hundreds of them!


Holman & Vinton- Cornwall, Wojciechowskyj & Hussak- Bukowiec & Zahutyn, Bentley & Richards- Leicester, Taylor-Kent/Sussex  Punnett-Sussex,  Bear/e- Monkleigh Gazey-Warwicks

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Re: most uncommon surnames in your tree
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 19 June 07 12:19 BST (UK) »
Lots of one off names, but none of them particularly unusual.
However I do have a small group with the surname Gawkrodger
and they all seem to hail from Bermondsey.
But then again the name gets 58,000 hits on Google!

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Gooch and Semmens in Essex (pre 1870) and London (post 1850)
Ayling and Tilley in London
Williams in Newcastle-u-Lyme (pre 1830) and later in Birmingham
Thomas and White in Middlesex (pre 1840)
Patton, Finlay, Shaw and Dunbar in Ballymena area