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Researching the surname ANNISS from the Plymouth and Plympton area of Devon.  Hosted by Tony Drewry.

ANSTEY Society

This is a one-name study of the surname ANSTEY whose distribution has been heavily concentrated in the South West England, particularly in Devon, Cornwall and Gloucestershire.   Hosted by Gary Anstey.


One-name study for the surname AXHORN.  If you are researching this surname, please contact:

BATH, BATHE & DE BATHE Historical Research

This site is dedicated to the surname BATHE, BATHE and DE BATHE, whose family seat was at Bathe Manor near North Tawton in Devon.  Their members included Devon Sheriffs and Lords, as well as High State Officials.  Hosted by Michael Bath.

BEARNE Family Website

The BEARNE Family Website hosted by Paul Bearne has been taken down for now, but I'm sure Paul would still like to hear from you if you are researching the surname.

Description of his BEARNE Family Website: One-name study site dedicated to the surname BEARNE.  There are various theories for the names origins, one being that it may have been French.  During the 1600's there were Huguenot's that fled from Bearne in France to escape Catholic persecution and settled around Newton Abbot, Devon, but some may have come to England before this time.

BOWHAY One Name Study

A one-name study of the surname BOWHAY and variants, including BOWHEY, BOWEY, BAWHAY, BAWHEY, BEWHAY and BEWHEY from around the world.  Likely derived from a place named Bourehays in Devon which later became Bowhays Manor in the parish of Exminster.  Hosted by Joan Gaskin.