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Forum: The Normans (1066 onwards)

  1. Normans in Scotland

    I've traced my Gourlay line back to 7th great grandfather, John Gourlay b c 1655 at Ceres, Fife. According to postings on various sites and other references, all of the Gourlays in Scotland originate from the Norman, Ingleramus de Gourlay who was granted land in the Ceres area at Kincraig and...

    Started by John Gourlay‎, 05-01-2009 6:30 AM
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  2. Beaten by chance

    The fact that William managed to conquer “England” may like many victors be put down in no little part to luck. If he and his army had not been weatherbound for six weeks it is possible he may have been defeated in battle, as it was in the interim Harold Hadrada (King of Norway) had invaded...

    Started by Guy Etchells‎, 21-10-2004 3:31 PM
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  3. Reliability of Royalty and Lordship records

    The records from Guillaume le Batard throgh lesser nobility run like this, but how reliable is it? Henry 1 (born ? died ?) Constance Maude countess Maine (abt 1098- ?) Richard 1 de Beaumont (born ? died ?) Raoul VIII vicomte de Maine de Beaumont (born ? died ?) Agnes de Beaumont (abt 1270-...

    Started by esdel‎, 20-09-2009 6:07 PM
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  4. De Whale of Normandy

    De Whale of Normandy I have been given the following information, on the De Whale family of Normandy, England and Ireland, in connection to an Irish family I am researching, with no supporting sources of where this information came from. Supposedly it was researched by a Major in the British...

    Started by rivergirl‎, 23-02-2009 5:56 AM
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    26-02-2009, 4:07 AM Go to last post
  5. Smile Beaumont from Norman times

    Looking for Beaumont ancestors. No idea where they started but they ended up in Essex.

    Started by Iffa‎, 25-02-2005 10:01 AM
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    21-11-2008, 11:30 PM Go to last post
  6. Bloodwyte, Childwyte and Wreck of the Sea

    I have always been interested in the history of the Island where I live, but it is only recently that I have actually had the time to read some of the history books. It is such a shame that although I was born here, my ancestry comes from further afield, as I would have loved to imagine my family...

    Started by busyglen‎, 03-04-2008 1:11 PM
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  7. Anglo-Norman families in Wales

    Anglo-Norman families in Wales-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Is anyone researching their Anglo-Norman families who settled in Wales? I know of a number of inter-related English families living mainly in (or connected with) Wales, many of whom...

    Started by Stephen M. Kohler‎, 01-11-2007 9:31 AM
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  8. Question Anglo-Norman families in Ireland

    Is anyone aware of any research on Anglo-Norman families who settled in Ireland? I have a number of interconnected English families living mainly in (or connected with) the south of Ireland, some of which appear to be Norman in origin: Canter, Barrington, de Blaquire, White, Spunner,...

    Started by Murray‎, 17-02-2005 2:53 AM
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    19-01-2008, 8:47 AM Go to last post
  9. surname NORMAN

    I have a NORMAN family from Somerset in the late 1700s - havent been able to go any further back yet. :( I was wondering if it was possible if the family name NORMAN meant that the family was originally descended from a person of French/Normandy ancestry? Is there any other source/origin...

    Started by Burrow Digger‎, 14-02-2006 3:08 PM
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    16-07-2006, 10:48 AM Go to last post
  10. De Maisey from Normandy

    Hi I wonder if anyone can shed any information or point me to the direction, as to where I might obtain information. A family member, has found that our ancestors came over with William The Conquerer in 1066, they originated from Grandcamp Maisey The Name Maisey has had many spellings ...

    Started by welshsue‎, 24-11-2005 4:31 PM
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  11. De Greet family from Kent

    Does anyone happen to have, or know where I might find, any information regarding the De Greet (sometimes De Gret) family who were in Doddington, Kent from 1100 until 1300? I have tried the Domesday Book. I suspect they may have been of Norman origin but I believe that it was fashionable to use...

    Started by johnadey‎, 10-01-2006 10:36 PM
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  12. Cool de Plombstede from Normandy

    This message is very similar to the last. Yes I read the item about the 20 families. However here is what I have got. "The name Plumstead is derived from Plomb, a commune in Normandy, near the ancient town of Avranches, and the Saxon word Staede, signifying house or residence, farmhouse; hence...

    Started by fplum‎, 08-12-2005 5:59 AM
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  13. Searchable online sources for Norman family names

    Does anyone know of any online resources for family name research into such references as the Battle Abbey Honor Roll, the Domesday Book or any other record of family names from that period? I am particularly interested in a Bolle family (also written as Bolles, Boal, Boals, Boale in early...

    Started by tlaporte‎, 30-01-2005 5:09 PM
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  14. gascoigne

    have a charlotte gascoigne b.1789, her father was thomas gaskin (gascoigne) b.1764. i think his name was mis-pronounced, when i enter thomas gaskin,i get marriage to charlotte hawkes, thier daughter becomes charlotte gascoigne my gt,gt,gt,gran who married george hewitt 25-01-1814. when i entered...

    Started by AW014R2799‎, 29-09-2005 9:02 AM
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  15. Question Ewyas family, South Yorks & Lancs

    I am researching the Ewyas family of Hereford, who were an Anglo-Norman family who arrived on the Welsh Borders in 1046, when Edward the Confessor became King of England, and his nephew, Ralph, became Earl of Hereford. He later held the distinct title of Ralph "the Timid" de Ewyas. By 1257 the...

    Started by David Eaves‎, 21-08-2005 9:34 PM
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  16. Smile Beaumont

    I don't know where the Beaumonts started but they ended up in Essex in the early 1900s. I would like to track them further back.

    Started by Iffa‎, 25-02-2005 10:23 AM
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