Author Topic: Help with this surname please  (Read 374 times)

Offline Jamjar

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 7,900
  • My Scottish GGGrandmother-Grace Jardine - Morrison
    • View Profile
Re: Help with this surname please
« Reply #9 on: Friday 11 January 19 00:06 GMT (UK) »
I know this isnít her, but could her family name be GRIMA:

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23N-R1YV

Jamjar
Atkinson; Badier; Cameron; Grant; Howie; Jardine; Jenkins; Kerr; Lawardorn; Lee; Linton; Lonie; McConnell; Morgan; Morrison; Murphy; O'Leary; Paton; Pratt; Robb; Williams

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline shanreagh

  • RootsChat Senior
  • ****
  • Posts: 326
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Help with this surname please
« Reply #10 on: Friday 11 January 19 01:58 GMT (UK) »
On FS there is a Joseph  Grimer born Malta in 1897. Both parents born in Malta. I suspect his name may be Grimaud as I think he may be on a later US census 1940, in that name.
 
There are also Maltese names being Gremar and Greamer. Malta is huge melange of names as it was a big melting pot of people moving there. Even now many of the residents are tri lingual and more - polyglot. I heard & met residents fluent in Arabic, English and French who preferred to watch Italian TV when visiting a few years ago! 

Grimaud could also be spelt Grimault. To a non french speaking person someone saying either Grimaud or Grimault could sound like Grimer, Greamer, Greemer, Gremar.
Does this name get you any further?

Grimaud does have links to Prince Rainier and co.....Monaco.  Not to get your hopes up!

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline Deb2

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 3
    • View Profile
Re: Help with this surname please
« Reply #11 on: Friday 11 January 19 07:46 GMT (UK) »
Thanks again everyone. Some really interesting ideas to follow up on. I'll try & look into them today & let you know if I get anywhere. I feel a trip to Malta, & even Monaco, might be on the cards!
Debbie
Marchant
Wragg
Tilley
Mousley

Online bearkat

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 6,645
    • View Profile
Re: Help with this surname please
« Reply #12 on: Friday 11 January 19 09:52 GMT (UK) »
Have you investigated the Malta Family History website? (particularly helpful for those in the military)

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01n8i/

Middx - VAUS, ROBERTS, EVERSFIELD, INMAN, STAR, HOLBECK, WYATT, BICKFORD, SMITH, REDWOOD
Hants - SMALL, HAMMERTON, GRIST, FRYER, TRODD, WOODFORD, CROUTEAR, BECK, BENDELL, KEEPING, HARDING
Kent - BAYLY, BORER, MITCHELL, PLANE, VERNON, FARRANCE, CHAPMAN, MEDHURST, LOMAX, WYATT, IDEN
Devon - TOPE, BICKFORD, FOSTER
YKS - QUIRK, McGUIRE, BENN
Nott/Derbs - SLACK
Herts - BARNES
L'pool- PLUMBE
 All UK census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Offline avm228

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 21,864
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Help with this surname please
« Reply #13 on: Friday 11 January 19 11:52 GMT (UK) »
I know this isnít her, but could her family name be GRIMA:

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23N-R1YV

Jamjar

Interesting suggestion, as Findmypast has a number of Grima records associated with Malta.  None for a Virginia (or Carmela) though.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

Offline bitzar

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 614
  • Good things come to those who wait...
    • View Profile
Re: Help with this surname please
« Reply #14 on: Friday 11 January 19 12:04 GMT (UK) »
I was going to suggest GRIMA as well.  I worked with a GRIMA once who was from a Maltese family.

Bitzar.
ROBERTS / ROBERT / ROBERTSON (Paternal) - Dunbartonshire/Stirlingshire, Scotland
NEWEY - Leicestershire, England
FITZGERALD - Co. Cork - Ireland
HOWLETT - Suffolk, England
PHILMORE - Wiltshire, England
CHAPMAN - Cornwall - England
NICHOLLS - Cornwall - England
SHAW - Nottinghamshire, England
PRITCHARD - Salop, England
ROBERTS (Maternal) - Surrey, England