My Ancestry

Recently I had an offer from someone to helpy me with a bit of my family tree and though I knew a bit, I now know a lot more! At one point it goes back 11 generations with the earliest year being 1627 (I haven’t told my family yet, so they might be in for a surprise if they read this…), that’s before the English Civil War!

I have various roots around England: Sussex, Middlesex, Surrey, Gloucestershire, Derbyshire, London, Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, Yorkshire, Essex, Cheshire and Staffordshire. There’s also Scottish roots from Islay, and Argyle and Bute, then there’s Irish roots in Dublin and Donegal. I just need someone Welsh to complete this picture! (there’s one that has, I think, a Welsh surname…). Then there were rumours of German ancestry on one side of my family, who, I found out, was born in the city of Hanover. But I discovered there was a German surname somewhere else that I didn’t expect.

Emmigration seems to be in my blood, so now I live in Spain and my girlfriend is Swiss with German and possibly Italian/Sicillian roots. If we have kids then they’ll have quite a heritage!

The whole idea of “belonging” somewhere is getting stretched a bit… 🙂


2 thoughts on “My Ancestry

  1. Wow!!! that’s some ancestry!!! My sister does our family history research, think she’s got back to the early 1800s. Seems we have Wiltshire and Somerset on one side, on the other there are Cockneys (and other Londoners), Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and possibly a vague Welsh connection, lol. And now I’ve settled in Yorkshire, seemingly the furthest north of any of my ancestors. Intriguing stuff, enjoy the discoveries.

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