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Offline Speedwell

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Two sides of a family tree with the same surname and same occupation
« on: Sunday 22 April 18 08:44 BST (UK) »
I like the way you can trace an occupation through the generations.

On one side of my husband's family tree there are several generations of French Polishers named (variously) Babington, Babbington and Bebbington. The earliest generation (my husband's GGG Grandfather Frederick Bebbington) was a cooper.

Switching to the other side via McConvilles, his  GG Grandfather George Bebbington) was a cooper.

Now if I can just get them to meet up in the middle......

Not been doing this for long but I'm addicted.

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Re: Two sides of a family tree with the same surname and same occupation
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 22 April 18 10:27 BST (UK) »
trades and names did use to run in families .

the problem is its easy to follow the wrong person thinking its a direct ancestor when its their cousin .

I think my great grandparents met thru their families professions english greatgrandmother ws a drapers assistant
my scots great grandmothers were dressmakers

i'm trying to link my great grandfather engineer  John Roberts to a  SMITH family of carpenters 
thought with those surnames the task would be impossible but it looks like Johns brother was a wood supplier
Roberts,Fellman.Macdermid MCDERMID McDiarmid Gardner Jones ,Bloch,Irvine,Hallis Stevenson ,McKay

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Re: Two sides of a family tree with the same surname and same occupation
« Reply #2 on: Monday 23 April 18 03:39 BST (UK) »
I think the things that I've realised (that I didn't expect) are the insights it gives into the lives of our ancestors. The occupations I'd never heard of and then the sad stories like young children disappearing between censuses and then the oddness (to me) of naming a new child after the one that died. It's all so fascinating!

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Re: Two sides of a family tree with the same surname and same occupation
« Reply #3 on: Monday 23 April 18 04:49 BST (UK) »
There's lots of data available from apprenticeship records and freemason guilds  when they are all in sme Jobs
Roberts,Fellman.Macdermid MCDERMID McDiarmid Gardner Jones ,Bloch,Irvine,Hallis Stevenson ,McKay