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Finding Ancestors

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Re: Finding Ancestors

Posted: 26 May 2012 7:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Garnham
If you are looking for information on the name its self (as opposed to specific people or ancestors), I was once told a story about this by my grandfather (R T Garnham b.1930s), although I have no evidence to corroborate this.

My family is from Essex, but can be traced back to an emigrant from Norfolk in the early 1800s. I was told many years ago that the family originated from Norfolk in the 1600/1700s but that the name its self was a derivation of the French 'guerre nom' or 'war name', and that the family was so named because of their fighting reputation.

Sadly, I have no idea whether this is true or merely a romantic tale!
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Richard Garnham 30 Mar 2000 11:43AM GMT 
Sue Given 25 Apr 2005 5:21AM GMT 
amandaodonova... 1 May 2011 5:29PM GMT 
Lisa Garnham 26 May 2012 1:29PM GMT 
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