Post by philwarnwestmoorsdor on Jan 18, 2021 10:07:42 GMT -5
Thank you for the help recently supplied for those researching the Gilbert surname and the strange parish name which was suggested to be BRIDGERULE as I too had a Richard Gilbert and a lady called Thelma Jean Casto both of whom has the same parish name attached.
It is always a pleasure to take on board advice those more used to local parish names.
As some one with over 89,000 souls in his tree and representatives of all 39 English counties and 13 Welsh counties and not a few Scots and Irish ones too, Google is often my life line!
Yes that strange name came from Ancestry.co.uk too!
Sourcing the meaning of a surname is best performed by Googling "surname" and then the surname - it most often works!
Another tip, in my case discovery of a surname or two used as a forenames has in my case 100% successfully pointed to that surname being that of a a forebear!
I have the surname BOGG is my tree from the Ryedale area of God's wonderful county, in my case most people are stuck with a brick walls, Phil has his boggs!
Well, I guess my response went topsy turvy. I thought to say some of "mine" went Devon way. Perhaps toward the Navy. I think from the internet that "yours" went toward Devon. As I attempted to say in the first place, welcome. Zib.