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EASTERBROOK Family Genealogy

The Easterbrook surname seems to have originated in Devon in an area to the north of Dartmoor.   This site examines the EASTERBROOK name, it's variants and contains a wealth of information on the family name.  Hosted by Mark Easterbrook.

EDGCOMBE One-Name Study

The roots of the EDGCOMBE surname appears to come from the Edgcumbe valley leading down the the Tamar in the parish of Milton Abbot in Devon possibly from a Saxon called Eggha who lived in the valley (combe). Alan Taylor's one-name study aims to reconstruct the genealogy and history of the Edgcombe family (and variants). Results are published in a "Edgcombe Family Genealogy and History" which is sent out twice a year. If you are researching the surname or would like to be added to te mailing list, please contact

ELSTON of Devon

Mike is collecting and connecting all Devon ELSTON's (ELSTONE's, ELSON's and other variations) and their descendants worldwide.  If you have a Devon ELSTON connection, or think your ELSTON ancestors may hail from Devon, Mike Elstone would love to hear from you.

I have been informed that Mike Elstone's email address no longer works. So if anyone knows Mike and can ask him to send me an updated email address, I would be very grateful.


Ron is researching his FARLEIGH ancestors from Kingsteignton in Devon, but would love to hear from others researching the surname elsewhere in the UK.  Please contact:


Tony is descended from the FERRIS family of Cornworthy and Tideford area.  He has also collected information on other FERRIS families in Devon, including those from Plymouth, Stonehouse and Dittisham.  If you are researching this surname, please contact:

FOGWILL One-Name Study

A one-name study of the surname FOGWILL and variants including Fogwell, Vogwill and Vogwell whose origins may stem from a saxon document in Exeter Cathedral that refers to Voghill Lake near Manaton in Devon.  If you are researching this surname, please contact: