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Double barrelled surnames
« on: Thursday 10 September 20 14:22 BST (UK) »
Hi,
I am struggling to find the correct approach in searching the GRO index and 1939 register for a doubled barrelled surname...just for example Me(a)yers-Mahon.
Am I just adding Mahon to the surname search or the whole double barrell ?
Not being able to search specifically is driving me bonkers !!
Any advice greatly appreciated
Payne, Woodchester Glos / Kings Norton Worcs.
Luker, Glos.
Bingham; Stroud, Glos.
Gore: Glos/ Plymouth.
Rodway: Woodchester, Glos. Wanted Henry Rodway born 1849. Missing since 1881.
Hyam: Glos.
Morgan: Nettleton Wilts / Stroud Glos.
Elliott : Malmesbury Wilts.
 Searching for Thomas Elliott, Occ  groom / butler born 1830. Father Alexander occ: carpenter,place births unknown.
Please..descendants of Howard Sidney Davies, Cinderford or Stanley Howard Davies, Croydon, Surrey.

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Re: Double barrelled surnames
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 September 20 14:28 BST (UK) »
I don't know if this will help searching FreeBMD https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search-names.pl

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Re: Double barrelled surnames
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 10 September 20 15:00 BST (UK) »
Maybe the double-barrelled surname came along later?

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Re: Double barrelled surnames
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 10 September 20 16:40 BST (UK) »
I would try all possibilities, but it's sometimes the case that the original name is eg. John Smith Jones, where Smith is one of the forenames, and it is only later in life that he decides to become John Smith-Jones.
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Re: Double barrelled surnames
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 10 September 20 17:39 BST (UK) »
I'd try under Smith, and under Jones, and try SmithJones....
Double-barrelled surnames are something my lot rarely had, and those few were "acquired" to cound more posh, I assume.
(When I was teaching, we always guessed if the children on the Admissions list with DB surnames were posh, or simply that their parents never married.)
Threlfall (Southport), Isherwood (lancs & Canada), Newbould + Topliss(Derby), Keating & Cummins (Ireland + lancs), Fisher, Strong& Casson (all Cumberland) & Downie & Bowie, Linlithgow area Scotland . Also interested in Leigh& Burrows,(Lancashire) Griffiths (Shropshire & lancs), Leaver (Lancs/Yorks) & Anderson(Cumberland and very elusive)

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Re: Double barrelled surnames
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 10 September 20 18:08 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Thank you for all your suggestions...looking for Reginald Ma(e)yer(s) - Mahon born after 1917 has links to Warwickshire , occupation as far as I know was a V.I.P driver for the red cross and the ambulances during the war.
Any help greatly appreciated.
Payne, Woodchester Glos / Kings Norton Worcs.
Luker, Glos.
Bingham; Stroud, Glos.
Gore: Glos/ Plymouth.
Rodway: Woodchester, Glos. Wanted Henry Rodway born 1849. Missing since 1881.
Hyam: Glos.
Morgan: Nettleton Wilts / Stroud Glos.
Elliott : Malmesbury Wilts.
 Searching for Thomas Elliott, Occ  groom / butler born 1830. Father Alexander occ: carpenter,place births unknown.
Please..descendants of Howard Sidney Davies, Cinderford or Stanley Howard Davies, Croydon, Surrey.

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Re: Double barrelled surnames
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 10 September 20 18:42 BST (UK) »
Hi

Can you give us an example of exactly where you have found him.     


Thanks     

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Re: Double barrelled surnames
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 10 September 20 19:52 BST (UK) »
Hi,
We have no paper trail of him at all.
A friends grand-mother born 1917 < long since passed away > had a friendship with him when they drove ambulances together in the war, she met him whilst living in Warwickshire, but he has Irish links.
He was apparently younger than her and then my friends mother was born in 1946 !!
Currently waiting DNA test results from my friends mum.
That's all we really know as the grand-mother wouldn't discuss the situation very much when asked.

Payne, Woodchester Glos / Kings Norton Worcs.
Luker, Glos.
Bingham; Stroud, Glos.
Gore: Glos/ Plymouth.
Rodway: Woodchester, Glos. Wanted Henry Rodway born 1849. Missing since 1881.
Hyam: Glos.
Morgan: Nettleton Wilts / Stroud Glos.
Elliott : Malmesbury Wilts.
 Searching for Thomas Elliott, Occ  groom / butler born 1830. Father Alexander occ: carpenter,place births unknown.
Please..descendants of Howard Sidney Davies, Cinderford or Stanley Howard Davies, Croydon, Surrey.

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Re: Double barrelled surnames
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 10 September 20 22:56 BST (UK) »
I have a  double barrelled Familly line and when searching I put the first part of the Surname in the Christian name box as a middle name.
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CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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