I have for years wondered what the origin and location of my last name Duncliffe was. The story I was told as a child was that my great great grandfather jumped off/escaped from an English ship into Canada. Apparently he was put on it by a press gang. Every Duncliffe that I know of is related to me which is around 40 people and most live in Ontario Canada. I read a message off of this site by Lyn Doncliff and found it very fascinating. If anyone can shed any light on this even if to say there are other Duncliffe's or descendents thereof I'd love to hear from them.