Category Archives: Family Names

The same surnames crop up over and over again in Hampshire, some related to great families, others to those whose family history is deeply entrenched in Hampshire. Anyone interested in family history in Hampshire may find something of use.

HH Project Update on 16th Century Hampshire Wills

HH Project Update on 16th Century Hampshire Wills

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Digital Projects

Hampshire History’s Tudor Wills data project first stages an introduction and links to the data for family social and local history. Continue Reading

Data Meon Valley Surnames 1841

Data Meon Valley Surnames 1841

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Digital Projects

Data collected from the 1841 census on Meon Valley surnames, shows the incidence of surnames in individual villages along the Meon Valley. This bank of data reveals some interesting finds. It is an incomplete but growing body of data useful to Hampshire family historians. Continue Reading

East Meon Overseers Book 1819-1826

East Meon Overseers Book 1819-1826

An open access Hampshire History data Project. A transcription of the East Meon Overseers Book 1819-1826, over 300 names to explore. This is one of a number of small projects being undertaken by the Hampshire History Project which we hope will engage social and family historians alike. Continue Reading

Family Names of The United Kingdom

Family Names of The United Kingdom

A publicly accessible online database of surnames will be available in 2014 thanks to a great project being developed at the University of the West of England The study of the origins of surnames has largely been the preserve of those who study genealogy but like place names, they are an intriguing link back to… Continue Reading

Beaulieu Abbey

Beaulieu Abbey

Beaulieu Abbey, in the New Forest was founded by Cistercian monks on land gifted to them by King John in 1204. The ruins and the house are a historical gem that capture the essence of Hampshire history during the turbulent Medieval period. Continue Reading

Paulet Family in Hampshire

Paulet Family in Hampshire

The Paulet family are an ancient and important family in Hampshire and also played an important role in the history of England. Memorials to the Paulet family and it’s variant spellings abound in churches around the county. Continue Reading

Netley Castle

Netley Castle

Netley Castle faces out across Southampton Water, it’s back turned on nearby Netley Abbey and looking out for signs of a possible French invasion Netley Castle started life as the gatehouse to the Cistercian Netley Abbey. The early grounds of the abbey spilled outside of it’s present day boundaries and road, down to the shore… Continue Reading