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November 2014
I have added short descriptions to most place names in the County Gazetteers. I have also split the gazetteer to differentiate between places which have surname entries and those which do not. There have been a few glitches with the place descriptions over the last couple of days, however I think I have fixed them now. If a place description exists on a page and a paragraph appears below it asking you to confirm if it is correct, please press the appropriate button. The extracts are short however they should specifically reflect the correct place name. If they do not, then let me know by pressing the "incorrect" button. Your help this way will enable the whole site to be checked much quicker. (All of this should make more sense on the place name pages)

The SEARCH function in the main menu bar now works on any page.

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
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Northumberland Newcastle Ryle Pre 1800
Northumberland Ovingham Ryle Pre 1800
Northumberland Ryton Ryle Pre 1800
Cheshire Birkenhead Ogden 1800 - 1900
Hampshire Catherington area Luff 1700s till 1950
Westmorland Newbiggin EDMONDSON 1800s
Perthshire Forteviot WINTON 1800 - 1900
Perthshire Dunning WINTON 1800 - 1900
Norfolk Collingham WHITE 1800 - 1850
Orkney Islands Birsay SPENCE 1780 - 1900
Renfrewshire Greenock SIM 1815 - 1900
Renfrewshire Greenock East SIM 1850 - 1900
Northumberland Longhorsley PROCTOR 1850 - 1900
County Antrim Croaghmore McNEIL 1850 - 1870
County Antrim Ballinstraid McMULLAN 1870 - 1950
County Antrim Drumnagee McCAUGHAN 1870 - 1950
Roxburghshire Melrose LEDGERWOOD 1750 - 1850
Kent Woolwich LEDGERWOOD 1800 - 1880
Lancashire Burnley LAYTHAM 1800 - 1900
County Galway Ballinacorty KEARNEY 1830 - 1865
Sussex Worth JEFFERY 1820 - 1890
Norfolk Costessey IVORY 1700 - 1900
Londonderry Drummuck HENRY 1870 - 1925
Cornwall Creed HARRIS 1800-1850