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    Now this one you think would be easy, English ancestors? after all I am English? Well I do have a couple, but believe me they where hard to find. It just goes to show you dont really know what your ancestry is until you look.


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    My ggg Grandfather Thomas Miller was from Kendal, He was a car driver ( never knew they had cars then ) I believe its a kind of Taxi as it is listed as " Driver of a horse-drawn passenger vehicle for hire " he married Harriet who came from Somerset. They seem to have been living a pretty ok life in Toxteth.

    This could be a good thread, where do your Enlish ancestors originate from?

    Tony

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    My family are all from Liverpool going back 5 generations. Clubmoor/Anfield on my mum's side and Walton/kirkdale/Bootle on my dad's side.

    Going back a bit further I have found ancestors from Norfolk, Nottingham and Lancashire. (they must have been working their way up to the Pool)

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    on maternal side
    Whitehaven (Sealby...a very common name up that way it transpires)
    Manchester/Salford
    Liverpool (Edge Hill/Everton mostly)

    possibly a Yorkshire connection too.

    Paternal side is Welsh/Irish in origin
    Proud Scouser, with a dabbling of Welsh and Irish.

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    a Lighterman, worked on barges, carrying goods or wares up and down the river and from cargo ships to shore

    This site may give some info http://www.parishregister.com/aboutstp.html Its London, but it will give you some idea.

    Im sure a Liverpool one will appear pretty soon with this lot on here


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    Thanks Tony.

    One of my great grandads was a lighterman and I wondered what it was.

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    My surname comes from Ireland and mum's maiden name comes from France.

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    My surname apparently comes from Culcheth, which is only about 20 miles from my house.

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    The word 'car' comes from 'carriage'.
    A 'car driver' is more likely to be a driver of a tram car, rather than a taxi cab.
    But a 'car proprietor' would own carriages, which may or may not be for hire.

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    this is a fantastic thread i have been researching my family now for 3 years. and that's what i do when i,m not working.
    my ggg granfather cornelius yates was born in horwich (bolton) and his wife.
    he was a bleacher/print finisher.
    their son
    my gg granfather was born in pilkington and salford, he also worked in the cotton mills, his wife came from cumbria
    my g granfather was born in salford, he went the isle of man, he was a coach man/ then he was a hawker.
    my grandad was born in the isle of man, he had his own fuit and veg cart in wavertree.
    my dad was born in the isle of man, but came to liverpool when he was abt 3 yaers old.
    i was born in liverpool.
    so you never know i might have lakota indian relations in my family
    debbie

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    All Liverpool going back to the 1850s. Before that.....

    English - many parts (those from the Lake District possible originated from Germany as a German name - the copper smelters)
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    Mam's side- Irish via Appleby, Cumbria. Dad's- Jersey. I'd have been a Jerseyman too but my mam didn't want to leave her mam to move there, so we ended up as Liverpulians instead. Guess we were just lucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knowhowe View Post
    Mam's side- Irish via Appleby, Cumbria. Dad's- Jersey. I'd have been a Jerseyman too but my mam didn't want to leave her mam to move there, so we ended up as Liverpulians instead. Guess we were just lucky.
    That's the way I think of it too ... we are lucky to be Liverpudlians

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    Indeed. My sister went over to Jersey to work in the hotels when she was very young and never came back, eventually marrying a local. (but she sounds more scouse than me!) It's a beautiful place in many ways but its society is a mess, almost feudal and obsessed with corporate money. Think it's difficult for the young ones to get a home of their own here? You wouldn't believe the house prices there. The island is run by the privileged for the privileged and everyone else is just there to service them. The current outrages re children's homes and associated cover-ups says much about the place too. We had a lucky escape.
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    I too am born and bred in Liverpool. However, my father's family (Paterson) are of Scots descent and my mother's family (Flute) hail from Bedfordshire. They met during the war at RAF Cranfield.

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    my surname comes from buckley in north wales, it's very located not generalised like most, dunno why theres so ,many there, there must be a good chippy or a decent alehouse,

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    hi,
    my gggrandfather came from naples, italy, his daughter (my ggrandmother) wa born in liverpool married an irish man john maher
    my grandfather on my mums side was born liverpool but i think his family were welsh on my dads side his mother was born liverpool but she had scotish roots on my grandfathers side his family were all from liverpool (everton district) but i think far back were from lancs
    pat.

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    Most of my ancestors were from the other parts of the Isles the few I found were from Lancashire and Shropshire.

    Col

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