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Re: most uncommon surnames in your tree
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 21 June 07 16:56 BST (UK) »
The site only seems to include surnames with over 5 appearances, so any that don't appear may be rarer, or perhaps just not included.

Andrew
Leeds - HOLMES (also at Boston Spa, Thorp Arch), SCHOLEY/SCOREY/SCHORAH (also at Stanley, Wakefield), TURVEY (also at Birmingham), WARD, WHITE, WOODHEAD (also at Halton, Whitkirk, Templenewsam).
Dewsbury - CRAWSHAW, GLEDHILL, SPEIGHT
Great Horton - RAMSDEN, SHACKLETON, WOOLER
Woolsthorpe by Belvoir - SMITH
Barrowby and South Stoke, Lincolnshire - PARKER
Derby and Newhall - STREET

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Re: most uncommon surnames in your tree
« Reply #28 on: Thursday 21 June 07 18:53 BST (UK) »

 I've only two- Box  + (H) Incher (tried googling this one-
oh lordy!)

                 Jackie.
Dudley Worcs:Ellis Durkin Oakley Rich Smith
Baggot Saunders Turner Williams Hobbs
Harts Hill: Baggot Wright

Tipton:Whitehouse (boatman) Timmins
Yorkshire:Littlewood Wilcockson
Derbyshire:Wilcockson

Derby Belper:Spencer
Herefordshire Brampton Bryan:-Turner

Worcs. Hereford. Gloucs.
Hodgetts




Radnorshire: Meredith
Bristol Somerset: Box

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Re: most uncommon surnames in your tree
« Reply #29 on: Thursday 21 June 07 22:14 BST (UK) »
Think old names were bad

Look at this

http://www.theregister.com/2007/06/21/4real_kerfuffle/
Douglas, Varnden, Joy(i)ce Surrey, Clarke Northants/Hunts, Pullen Worcs/Herefords, Holmes Birmingham/USA/Canada/Australia, Jackson Cheshire/Yorkshire, Lomas Cheshire, Lee Yorkshire, Cocks Lancashire, Leah Cheshire, Cook Yorkshire, Catlow Lancashire
See my website http://www.cotswan.com

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Re: most uncommon surnames in your tree
« Reply #30 on: Thursday 21 June 07 23:00 BST (UK) »
Essex - Carter, Jeffrey, Mason, Middleditch, Pond, Poole, Rose, Sorrell, Surry, Theobald
Hunts - Danns
Kent - Luetchford, Wood
Nottinghamshire - Baker, Dunks, Kemp, Price, Priestley, Swain, Woodward
Suffolk - Rose
Surrey - Bedel, Bransden, Bysh, Coleman, Gibbs, Quinton
Sussex - Gibbs, Spencer
Wiltshire - Brice, Rumble

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Re: most uncommon surnames in your tree
« Reply #31 on: Saturday 23 June 07 14:48 BST (UK) »
my one the surname staulkey

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Re: most uncommon surnames in your tree
« Reply #32 on: Saturday 23 June 07 15:31 BST (UK) »
Denchfield/Deanchfield
Caponhurst
Purchas

They don't make names like that any more.
Bartlett/Henley on Thames
Caponhurst/Buckinghamshire and?
Denchfield/North Marston/Bucks
Webb/Winchester
Mathias/Pembroke/Pembroke Dock
John/Pembroke/Pembroke Dock
Smith/Portsmouth/Portsea
Purchas/Bucks and?
Olliffe/Bucks

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Re: most uncommon surnames in your tree
« Reply #33 on: Friday 29 June 07 18:18 BST (UK) »
I'm a bit bemused as I've just come across a name that I think might possibly be an error, but then again I'm not so sure.

I looked up a 1914 marriage on FREEBMD to find the lady in question had married someone called BACKLOG.  As his name was not on the page index, I thought maybe it was just some transcribers note but when I checked the index page on Ancestry there is someone listed as George A Backlog who apparently married the lady in question.

However, he doesn't ever seem to have been born and neither does Martha Backlog who also got married, BUT there are two Backlogs whose births AND marriages are listed (but no earlier listings as would be needed for them to have parents of that name!!!)   ??? >:( ???
McDonough, Oliver, McLoughlin, O'Brien, Cuthbert, Keegan, Quirk(e), O'Malley, McGuirk (Ireland)
Dudley, Winchurch, Wolverson, Brookes (Black Country)
Concannon, Moore, Markowski (Markesky), Mottram, Lawton (Black Country)

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Re: most uncommon surnames in your tree
« Reply #34 on: Friday 29 June 07 18:32 BST (UK) »
I have Hemswell, which doesn't sound that unusual but my GG Grandad was the only one on the 1901 census!  It was usually mistranscribed/misheard as Hemsley.

Mohun/Mohan, Taylerson and Foggin  :D
GREENWELL - Middlesbrough
TURNBULL - Houghton le Spring, Coxhoe, Spennymoor
DEVEY - Pentonville, Stockton, M'bro
MOHAN/HUN - Stockton on Tees
SCRAFTON - Darlington
BROADBENT - Saddleworth, Ashton Under Lyne
HEMSWELL - Grantham, M'bro
SIMPKINS - M'bro
SIMPKIN - Little Wratting, Suffolk
MALLALIEU - Saddleworth, Ashton U L
GOODWIN - Macclesfield Forest
SUTCLIFFE - Heptonstall, Ashton U L
PLIMMER - Pontesbury, Ashton U L
CAMBRIDGE - Goulborne, Ashton U L
SIDDALL - Ashton U L

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Re: most uncommon surnames in your tree
« Reply #35 on: Friday 29 June 07 18:46 BST (UK) »
Ooops, just realised I was only looking at Staffordshire.

There seem to be quite a few Backlogs, just not many at all in Staffs.  It seems George A may have come from Atcham!  :-[
McDonough, Oliver, McLoughlin, O'Brien, Cuthbert, Keegan, Quirk(e), O'Malley, McGuirk (Ireland)
Dudley, Winchurch, Wolverson, Brookes (Black Country)
Concannon, Moore, Markowski (Markesky), Mottram, Lawton (Black Country)