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Re: Places & things named for ancestors
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 18 September 05 23:19 BST (UK) »
My McCarthy family would love to claim  fame, to Blarney Castle and the Blarney Stone ....but research as it is in Ireland  ;D ;D well you never know stranger things have happened.And one can always live in hope.
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Re: Places & things named for ancestors
« Reply #10 on: Monday 19 September 05 00:10 BST (UK) »
My husband's family (Rockett) would like to thing Rockett Castle in Ireland is theirs   ::)
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Re: Places & things named for ancestors
« Reply #11 on: Monday 19 September 05 00:15 BST (UK) »
I found at school (and that was a long time ago!!) - Batemans Bay nr Sydney, Australia - felt very pleased until someone told me lots of early names came from convicts!!

I think now, it was named after a ship's captain - unfortunately haven't found him as a relation - yet!!  ;D ;D

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Re: Places & things named for ancestors
« Reply #12 on: Monday 19 September 05 01:15 BST (UK) »
A castle and an island in Donegal.  However, we're talking clans rather than families here, so my blue blood is probably due to lack of oxygen rather than royalty!
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Re: Places & things named for ancestors
« Reply #13 on: Monday 19 September 05 08:16 BST (UK) »
Born a Middleton we had lots of places named after us.

My brother had quite a collection of photos as he always had one taken by a sign wherever he went.

My mother's name was Gooch and there is a Goochland in the States.  Must be related.

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Re: Places & things named for ancestors
« Reply #14 on: Monday 19 September 05 08:59 BST (UK) »
Muncaster Castle, Cumbria - ancestors did come from round there but no relation to the castle ones as far as I know.

Caer Caradog which is a hill fort named for King Caradog (Caractacus) born AD 470!!!! - also comes into the story of King Arthur I'm told - which is apparently where my Craddock comes from! I don't think I'll be proving the relationship there somehow..... it's a good story though  ;D

Also Wood (lots of those and Bell (lots of those too)  8)

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Re: Places & things named for ancestors
« Reply #15 on: Monday 19 September 05 09:05 BST (UK) »
I think there is a Parrett River somewhere in (maybe) south west England.  It pops up sometimes when I google Parrett, but I don't know anything about it.  Has anyone else heard of it? Sue
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« Reply #16 on: Monday 19 September 05 10:31 BST (UK) »
Hi Sue,

The River Parrett is one of the main rivers draining the Somerset Levels. It's source is at Chedington (on the Dorset/Somerset border) and it flows north to enter the Bristol Channel at Burnham-on-Sea  :)

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« Reply #17 on: Monday 19 September 05 12:28 BST (UK) »
Thanks Tabitha,
That has given me a bit of a start.  I think I will delve a little now.  No doubt named for one of my illustrious ancestors!!! (who didn't even come from there!)
Thank you.  Sue
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