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Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 25 October 17 11:06 BST (UK) »
Are Manton or Perry Traveller surnames?

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Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 25 October 17 23:17 BST (UK) »
EjillH; Rejoice and be merry  :) Book of Bob (Click the little house under my avatar) lists MANTON as a name given by Gypsys 1695 - 1881, on and off. In NTH and WOR.

PERRY really hits the pay dirt! 1690 - 1963, on and off. BRK, ESS,GLS,HAM,KEN,OXF,SSX, WIL.

Something to get ye teeth into?  8)
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CURTIS (Portsmouth & 1800's Berkshire).
BURGE (Dorset, Somerset and Hampshire)
HUNTLEY (Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex, 'Surroundings')

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Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 02 November 17 18:30 GMT (UK) »
Thank you. Any record of these names in Ireland?


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Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 02 November 17 18:37 GMT (UK) »
Interestingly, Ejillh, Bob usually includes Ireland in his line up of places, when a name's found there. In this case, clearly, he hasn't.
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Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #13 on: Monday 27 November 17 02:08 GMT (UK) »
Is Leonard from Cavan a traveller surname?

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Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #14 on: Monday 27 November 17 02:24 GMT (UK) »
Book of Bob gives " Leonard " as a Gypsy surname, in 1881 Lancashire.

Interesting. I've no idea of his precise source.

What makes ye ask, Doug?
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BURGE (Dorset, Somerset and Hampshire)
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Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #15 on: Monday 27 November 17 02:37 GMT (UK) »
My wife's family have always been told by family in England and in Ireland that the Leonard's were tinkers, travellers, and gypsies.  I appreciate the feedback.

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Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #16 on: Monday 27 November 17 02:46 GMT (UK) »
That's fascinating! I'm in Leitrim. Cavan is a neighbouring county. We're not too far from Belfast or Dublin.

I also tend to tell people, in england ~ when discussing and comparing weather ~ that I'm about in line with Lancashire.

There are potential lines that need looking between, here .....  8)
GAITES (Alverstoke / Bath Pre 1850)
CURTIS (Portsmouth & 1800's Berkshire).
BURGE (Dorset, Somerset and Hampshire)
HUNTLEY (Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex, 'Surroundings')

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Re: Irish traveller surnames
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 10 December 17 18:35 GMT (UK) »
Lowsley/ Lousley or variations found in Hull / Scarborough from 1800. DNA shows strong links with Ireland, and at least one Lowsley married into the Varey family which is a Romany surname. Any help gratefully receive. Thankd