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10 Nov 2013
I have just completed a major rebuild of the site structure - if you have links to the site please check and adjust as necessary

All entries with bouncing email addresses removed

Some place name errors fixed

Made changes to ensure consistency of way "Contributor" button is displayed

If the site does not appear to be working as it should, then please let me know at Webmaster@uk-surnames.com

Currently updating all of the County descriptions

To find others researching your Family Names start with the County Links in the lists to the far left of every page. The county pages provide alphabetical lists of all the Surnames listed for each County and a full gazetteer of all the place names in that county
To send a message to a contributor, you first need to register (see below), then login. Once logged in, you can click on the contributors name in any of the lists and send that contributor a message regarding their entry. You will also receive a copy of the message sent. I do my best to ensure that all the email addresses for contributors are valid and working.
Use the SURNAME SEARCH Function located in the MENU BAR at the Top left of every page. Clicking on SURNAME SEARCH opens an input box, enter at least 3 letters and the results will contain ALL exact entries and those starting with those letters, or containing them, as well as Soundex alternatives.
To ADD your own Surname Interests to the site, you will firstly need to register - using the Grey Register Button in the main Menu Bar (Top Left), once registered you may login (using the LOGIN Menu Item. Once you are logged in the Menu Bar will change to include an item labelled MY PAGE - this will take you to a page where you can ADD, AMEND or DELETE your own entries.
If you have lost or forgotten your Username or Password then use either the LOST LOGIN DETAILS or CHANGE PASSWORD menu items - enter your email address in the box which appears. You will be sent a reminder of your username and a link to reset your password. If you cannot find the auto email withing a few minutes then please check your spam or Junk folders just in case it has been sent there in error
To change your email address or other registration details, first LOGIN as above, then use the CHANGE DETAILS menu item which will appear once logged in.
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Most Recent Entry Additions on UK Surnames
COUNTY PLACE SURNAME DATES CONTACT
Yorkshire All Hardcastle 2014-06-04
Essex Barking Cotgrave 1580 to 1680
Essex Hornchurch COTGRAVE 1580 to 1680
Essex Barking COTGROVE 1580 to 1680
Essex Leigh on Sea COTGROVE 1680 to 2000
Cambridgeshire Cambridge Powell 1960
Lancashire Barrow-in-Furness Bushby around 1881 census
Cumberland St. Bees BUSHBY 1836
Cumberland Hensingham Bush 1836, 1871
Cumberland Lamplugh Jardine 1837-38
Cumberland Hensingham Bushby 1836
Devon Babbacombe Eales 1800
Glasgow Glasgow McCorrie 1800
Shropshire The Nabb Latham 1820-1960
Staffordshire Madeley Woodhouse 1560-1760
County Sligo Sligo Coyne 1800-1850
Staffordshire Wolverhampton Woodhouse 1880-1960
Staffordshire Pattingham Northwood 1750-1835
Sussex Brighton Sutton 1870
Shropshire Childs Ercall Northwood 1820
Sussex Brighton Gumbrill 1850
Shropshire Wombridge Latham 1806
Yorkshire Leeds Coyne 1850
Shropshire Childs Ercall Woodhouse 1740 - 1934
Buckinghamshire Clifton Reynes BRANSON 1700-1900