View Full Version : Romany families Surnames Suffolk 1700/1900
15-10-2008, 12:40 PM
Anybody done any research on Romany surnames in Suffolk?
15-10-2008, 12:43 PM
Im sure there are many more than I have found thus far.
What names are you looking for?
Smith Gray Heron/Hearn Boss/Boswell etc all can be found there and thats only my own interests....
15-10-2008, 2:19 PM
It is just a thought really. My very strange great grandfather Edward Thomas Forsdike was a some time Hawker from Suffolk. Several of the suffolk Forsdikes had names like Jeremiah, Noah, Caleb, Isaac etc.
15-10-2008, 11:09 PM
I may well be massively off kilter here, but the name Forsdyke done mean nothing to me Romanywise.
I do not pretend to know everything about Rom families not even much. I know what I know about the familes i know abot, and I know precisous little about the rest.
Having said that, yours sound to me like a family from the Midlands. Not every Hawker fam was travelling folks.
But the Foss Dyke was a canal in the Linc area supposedly built by the Romans.......
16-10-2008, 7:13 AM
Thanks for that info. As I said previously, Just a thought, in view of the fact that this guy has lived in Suffolk, Hampshire,London, Lancashire and poss Ireland.
It was just another avenue to explore.
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