Category Archives: Surname Saturday

Blackhurst a rare name in my family tree.

Surname Saturday – Blackhurst by Don Taylor Name Origin Blackhurst is a surname based upon habitation, that is to say it is based upon where a person lived or came from. In this case “Blackhurst” derived from Old English blæc … Continue reading

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Barnett Surname

Surname Saturday Brown/Manning/Barnett I only have one known direct Barnett ancestor, my 5th great grandmother, Catherine Barnett (Ancestor #209) on the Brown line. However, I have some 35 other known Barnetts identified in my family tree. Several Barnetts married into … Continue reading

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Barber – Surname Lost?

Barber Surname Saturday Name Origin: Barber is an occupational name for a barber. Barbers of old not only cut hair and shaved beards, but also practiced surgery and pulled teeth.[i] Today (2014 data), there are 86,641 people with the Barber … Continue reading

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Appleton Surname and My Appleton Ancestors

Appleton Surname Saturday Name Origin Appleton is a surname based upon habitation, that is to say based upon where a person lived or came from. If it were Orchard, you would know right off; however, Appleton comes from æppeltun, Old … Continue reading

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