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Offline Lady Di

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Re: french huguenots
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 21 January 06 21:08 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Patricia,

I WIN, I WIN,   ;D ;D ;D

Knew they weren't from the Huguenots - someone will just have to get use to the fact that they are originally from YORKSHIRE.

My records actually show the family name being descended from Kenneth III, King of Scot --> Crinan the Thane --> Maldred --> Gospatrick --> Dolphin --> William fil Malred, Lord of Carleton, Middleton, Dent - thus the name was given as William MEDECALF de Dent

From that name came the altered names of Medcalf, Medcalfe, Metcalf and Metcalfe.

The Metcalfe Society believes they have the correct spelling - sadly they are wrong - it is just the most common variation to the name.

Oh, I'm am pleased - I thought I may need to look through French records for my family history - England is hard enough!!

Thanks so much Patricia
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Di
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Re: french huguenots
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 21 January 06 23:31 GMT (UK) »
Hello Di  :)
Perhaps we will be invited to the Queens garden party ::)
My Lane family where Knights and one was married to the cousin of Katherine Parr  8)
Must dash out and buy a hat  :D :D :D
Glad to have been of help.
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Re: french huguenots
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 21 January 06 23:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi Patricia,

I'll be the one in the red hat - see you there!!

Nice to know that just sometimes we are not all ag labs.

Thanks
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Re: french huguenots
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 22 January 06 01:46 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for your input to this most interesting topic Patricia.
My need is to trace the possibility that some of my forebears were Huguenots.
The earliest I can trace of them is in either Spitalfields,Eastcheap,Cheapside and Stepney etc which I understand were among the places that they first settled.
The particular name was TOUCHIN or TOUCHET or similar. and of course it has 'morphed' into several variations since.
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Re: french huguenots
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 22 January 06 01:53 GMT (UK) »
Hello Patricia,

I wonder could you have a browse through your CD and see if the name Lorain turns up at all... I would hope to find it in Ireland if the index shows where they ended up.

TIA

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Re: french huguenots
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 22 January 06 02:00 GMT (UK) »
Hi Patricia,

Parts of the Revels clan assert that they are descended from Huguenots but having spent time poring over various lists I have been unable to find a connection. It sounds as though this is a comprehensive resource so I would appreciate a look up please.

The tangible records show their presence in Ireland in 1820.

Thank you.

Beth
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Wiltshire: Webb, Hayter, Mussell, Curtice, Sheppard
Hampshire: Harper, Rawlings
Ireland: Revels, Qua, Alexander, Clegg
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Re: french huguenots
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 22 January 06 17:35 GMT (UK) »
Joboy, :)
Found Touchar, Touschard, Tousaint and Touschard.
No mention of these or Touchin, Touchet in the The Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames .

Mo, :)
One reference to Lorrain
The Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames  a ref: in 1333 (in Scotland) from Lorraine (France)

Beth  :)
One reference to De Rivals and one Revole; Also a reference to Widow Revel of Bankside (Southwark England) inferring that she was already living here at the time.
The Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames , earliest reference 1130 Hertfordshire.

So to sum up, Joboy looks a likely candidate;  8)
Moscan and Elizabeth   :o probably earlier than the Huguenots arrival, but you won’t know until you get back, passed the early 1600’s.
 Good luck in your searches.
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Re: french huguenots
« Reply #25 on: Sunday 22 January 06 23:47 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Patricia ......... those variations are worth investigating further.
joboy
Joboy, :)
Found Touchar, Touschard, Tousaint and Touschard.
No mention of these or Touchin, Touchet in the The Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames .

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Bell UK and Australia
Harding(e) Australia
Finch UK and Australia

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Re: french huguenots
« Reply #26 on: Monday 23 January 06 01:29 GMT (UK) »

Thank you Patricia,

Will keep on searching.

Beth
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Lancashire and Cheshire: Harding, Turner, Gandy, Rigby, Bancroft, Moorcroft, Wright
Wiltshire: Webb, Hayter, Mussell, Curtice, Sheppard
Hampshire: Harper, Rawlings
Ireland: Revels, Qua, Alexander, Clegg
Bucks, Northants, Derby, Leicester and Cheshire: Spokes, Glover, Sturgess, Attewell, Whiting, Lester, Hall