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Offline dawnwas

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Re: french hugenauts
« Reply #9 on: Friday 30 December 05 04:22 GMT (UK) »
Dear Patricia..is there any chance of checking if there are any PONT names listed,for my sister-in-law who is tracing her line? I'll appreciate if you do not have the time.Dawn
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Re: french hugenauts
« Reply #10 on: Friday 30 December 05 12:03 GMT (UK) »
Hello Dawn, :)
I had a look on the CD of French Huguenots
Refugees.1618 -1688
There are 23 Du / De Pont names listed.
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames the earliest recorded is one Amice De Ponte recorded at Somerset Assizes in 1268 . So the Pont name could have been from the Norman Invasion or the Huguenots.
Pont come from the Old French pont and the Latin pons meaning Bridge; Dweller by the Bridge. Pont is still used in the Welsh Language for bridge.
Have you got back past the 1600,s if so they will be Norman invaders.
Hope this of some help to you. I can't put full details on here as the CD is copy right protected.
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Re: french huguenots
« Reply #11 on: Friday 30 December 05 18:57 GMT (UK) »
Hello Patricia
I was interested to see your response to a search for Sale .. giving the name of De La Salle.
This name is that of my ancestors and we have often felt they may have been of Huguenot extraction.
What information does your CD provide, first names, etc?and can you tell me where you obtained it?
Sincerely
Valerie
Bayley, Dorset, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire and others.
Antrobus, Somerset/Glouster
Skelton, Heslington, Yorkshire
James, Norfolk, and London
Delasalle, London area
Gravett/Grevet, Surrey
Also searching the above in Australia

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Re: french huguenots.thankyou Patricia
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 31 December 05 06:55 GMT (UK) »
Dear Patricia.Many thank's for the information,which I will now pass on to my sister-in-law. ;D
Have a happy new year...I am just off to dip my toes in the pool...the heat today has been full on!!
dawn from Aussie
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Re: french huguenots
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 18 January 06 17:21 GMT (UK) »
Hello Patricia,

I was wondering if you would mind looking up a couple of names for me too? They are CONRADI and FLISHER.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Kind regards,
Blue
BEER - Whitstable Kent. <br />BOAN, BONE, KELWAY - Cornwall.<br />FLISHER, HART, BOXER, CHAPMAN, PENNY - Folkestone. <br />CONRADI - Dover. GRIFFITHS - Dover and Walworth<br />EDWARDS, EGGLETON, SEAMAN, WISEMAN - Norfolk. <br />SULSTON - Oxfordshire. BRITNELL, Oxfordshire and Toronto Canada.
ADCOCK, HODGES, PETTIT - Folkestone area.
WILLETT - Sussex, Kent, Victoria Australia.
OVENDEN - Bridge
DYASON - Whitstable
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Re: french huguenots
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 18 January 06 18:11 GMT (UK) »
As these names are originating from Germany, Saxony, I don't think that they would appear on the French Huguenots Listing.
I did find this however
http://www.family-tree.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=430&

Someone in Canada is trying to find Flisher  ::)
Hope this leads to some thing for you.
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Re: french huguenots
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 18 January 06 18:21 GMT (UK) »


Hi Patricia,

Thank you for the information and taking the time to respond. I didn't realise the names originated in Saxony. 

Kind regards,
Blue
BEER - Whitstable Kent. <br />BOAN, BONE, KELWAY - Cornwall.<br />FLISHER, HART, BOXER, CHAPMAN, PENNY - Folkestone. <br />CONRADI - Dover. GRIFFITHS - Dover and Walworth<br />EDWARDS, EGGLETON, SEAMAN, WISEMAN - Norfolk. <br />SULSTON - Oxfordshire. BRITNELL, Oxfordshire and Toronto Canada.
ADCOCK, HODGES, PETTIT - Folkestone area.
WILLETT - Sussex, Kent, Victoria Australia.
OVENDEN - Bridge
DYASON - Whitstable
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Re: french hugenauts
« Reply #16 on: Friday 20 January 06 11:29 GMT (UK) »
I have a CD :)
The Huguenot refugees and their descendants in Britain and Ireland and
List of Foreign Protestants and Aliens Resident in England
1618-1688
If you post the name, I will see if it's included.
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Hi Patricia,
You just may be able to settle a VERY long term argument between family members.
One side says that the MEDCALF family came from the Huguenots and the other is equally insistant that they came from Yorkshire and an Adam Medecalf de Dent in about 1000 or some equally distant past year.

Could there be anything in your book re this name please.
Many thanks
Di
(I hope I am on the winning side - I hate to lose an argument!!)
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Re: french huguenots
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 21 January 06 13:14 GMT (UK) »
Hello Di, :)
Well I have checked both volumes on the CD and can find nothing under any of the variations you requested.
I did find a Medcalfe, Englishman, on the CD who appeared to be the sponsor of some Italian Huguenots.
I had a search of Google and found this.
http://www.houseofnames.com/xq/asp.c/qx/medcalf-coat-arms.htm
The Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames states
Medcalf(e) a version of Metcalf. There is quite a long paragraph discussing this name. Yorkshire is mentioned as is Surrey in 1301. No mention of Huguenots . As you do have an earlier reference, had you thought that maybe he came over in 1066 . Might be worth trying that tack.
I was told that my family "Lane" where Huguenots but it is apparent that they were from Normandy, long before the Huguenots arrived.
Hope this is helpful to you, you may win the bet yet ::)
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