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Offline mike4301

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Re: Tinker = Romany??
« Reply #36 on: Sunday 31 July 16 12:06 BST (UK) »
Not sure if my Hall/Bradley family were Romany or not. In Manchester they did jobs like Marine store dealer and Ragbone man and later greengrocers. They kept horses and my mum remembers visiting caravans as a child with her grandad. My gt grandfather and his brother both had dark complexion on their WW1 war records. They came from Tipton and Sedgley area originally.Would love to find out more and am still searching. Another name connected was Tolley ? thanks Michael
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SHAWCROSS Newton Heath,Gorton, Openshaw
WIGLEY Wirksworh, Lancashire
BRADSHAW Lancashire

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Re: Tinker = Romany??
« Reply #37 on: Sunday 31 July 16 15:23 BST (UK) »
Michael; Hall absolutely definitely is a name found on Romani Gypsys. Dunno about the other two. Have a sniff around ye Hall's. What they did. Where they did it. With whom. Most of all; Who they married.

And, yes; Settled Gypsys are buggers for fruit and veg'.




Edited to add: Why in gods name did I originally call you " Tom "? Where the hell did That come from?!  Sorry about that. Hope it didn't lead to too much confusion  :-[

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CURTIS (Portsmouth & 1800's Berkshire).
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Re: Tinker = Romany??
« Reply #38 on: Tuesday 16 August 16 22:10 BST (UK) »
Oh, lots of Tolley's in Headington quarrey, you can read lots about that.
Too many to mention. Primarily Krilovs (Sweden/Latvia), Cotton (Devon), Brooks (Devon), Wray, Johnson (Holbeck near Leeds), Roberts (gypsies), Clark (Sussex gypsies), Brazil/Elliott gypsies, Beswick, Gregson, McMullen/Mullen (Nottingham), Mycock, Gilbert, Evans (Mansfield), Marriott (Notts/Derbys), Price (Aberkenfig and surrounds plus Vowchurch), Collinge/Colledge.

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Re: Tinker = Romany??
« Reply #39 on: Tuesday 24 January 17 22:57 GMT (UK) »
Way back in my family tree I have a female ancestor whose forename was Vashti, I've never come across it before but always thought it could be a Romani name. Any thoughts?
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Widdows Churchill Oxon
De Serionne Leicestershire

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Re: Tinker = Romany??
« Reply #40 on: Tuesday 24 January 17 23:02 GMT (UK) »
Polomint; I'd dare to suggest that our Cathay_B would be ideally placed to give a full response on that one  ;)
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Re: Tinker = Romany??
« Reply #41 on: Wednesday 25 January 17 15:16 GMT (UK) »
It's a Romany gypsy name and also found in Israel. I have vashdi's from headington quarrey in Oxford in my tree.
Too many to mention. Primarily Krilovs (Sweden/Latvia), Cotton (Devon), Brooks (Devon), Wray, Johnson (Holbeck near Leeds), Roberts (gypsies), Clark (Sussex gypsies), Brazil/Elliott gypsies, Beswick, Gregson, McMullen/Mullen (Nottingham), Mycock, Gilbert, Evans (Mansfield), Marriott (Notts/Derbys), Price (Aberkenfig and surrounds plus Vowchurch), Collinge/Colledge.

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Re: Tinker = Romany??
« Reply #42 on: Wednesday 25 January 17 15:44 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Rebekah, I always thought it might be. I don't have a maiden name for her or any other information but the branch of the family she married into was in Oxfordshire, North Moreton.
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Re: Tinker = Romany??
« Reply #43 on: Wednesday 25 January 17 19:00 GMT (UK) »
It's a Persian name. Queen Vashti in the book of Esther in the bible.
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  WILSON;-Wiltshire.
 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
 BLOMFIELD-BLOOMFIELD-BLUMFIELD;-Suffolk.
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Re: Tinker = Romany??
« Reply #44 on: Wednesday 25 January 17 19:45 GMT (UK) »
Maybe it was just an Old Testament name popular at the time, like Leah which was my grandmother's name. Although I quite like the idea of the Romani connection.
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