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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.
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Most Recent Entry Additions on UK Surnames
Derbyshire Codnor Park Sparham 1800- 1940
Derbyshire all Cockayne 18 century
Hampshire North Waltham Payne 1840 - 1911
Berkshire Bray Payn 1740 - 1840
Leicestershire Loughborough Calladine 2014-07-15
Devon Exeter Hurren 2014-07-14
Isle of Man unsure HODGSON 1780-1850
Lancashire Blackpool Hardacre 1800 - 1900
Yorkshire Keighley Hardacre 1800 - 1900
Ireland Antrim May before 1781
Westmorland Appleby Bowness 1720 on
Wiltshire All Cannings hiscock 1510-1880
Isle of Wight Brighstone ST JOHN 1600+
County Louth essexford dycher 1830s
Essex Great Dunmow Braid 1770-1870
County Louth essexford dicher 1830s
Somerset Stogumber RAWLINGS FROM 1700s
Essex Waltham Abbey MAYNARD FROM 1700s
Kent Goodnestone (Sandwich) HARLOW FROM 1700's
Kent Nonington HARLOW FROM 1600s
Somerset Ash Priors BLACKMORE FROM 1700's
Kent Bexley SCUDDER 1815 to Present
Kent Deptford CHANDLER 1881 to present
Surrey Farnham CHANDLER 1844 to present
Kent Eltham CHANDLER 1870 to present