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Surnames submitted on 2009 Membership Forms

Adair, 1700 - 1800s, TN
Adams, 1800s, Dinwiddie County, VA
Allen, 1600s - 1700s, Middlesex County, VA
Allen, 1800s, King William County, VA
Ammons, 1780 - 1830, GA and SC
Anderson, 1800s - 1900s, Lynchburg City and surrounding counties, VA
Ansell, 1650 - on, VA and NC
Archdeacon, 1700s - 1800s, VA and TN
Badenach, 1800s, Scotland
Badger, 1700s - 1800s, VT and IN
Ball, 1800s, VA
Batten, 1800s, Princess Anne County, VA
Barrow, 1700s, VA
Bayles, 1700s, NY
Bayless, 1800s, Adams County, OH
Bennett, 1800s & 1900s, Henrico County, VA
Best 18th Century, southside VA
Blankinship, 1800s, Chesterfield, VA
Blocker, 1800s, Loudoun County, VA
Bolton, 1700s, VA
Bottoms, 1700s, VA
Bowman, 1700s, Frederick County, VA
Bridger, 1628 - 1762, Eng>VA>NC
Bridgewater, 1700s, Cumberland and Henrico Counties, VA
Briggs
Burnett, 1800s, Hanover County, VA
Cain, 1800s, VA and IN
Cannon/Kennon, 1600s - 1700s, Henrico, Goochland, Mecklenberg Counties, VA
Carper, 1800s, VA and OH
Chapman, 1800s, Halifax County, VA
Claby, 1600s - 1700s, Surrey and Brunswick Counties, VA
Clawson, 1800s - on, UT
Cline, 19th Century, Richmond, VA
Cody, 1700s - 1800s, VA and TN
Conard, 1600s, Germantown, PA and Loudoun County, VA
Cotton, 1626 - 1846, Eng>VA>NC>TN
Cox, 1600s, Lancaster, (Old) Rappahannock Counties, VA
Cox, 1600 - 1700s, New Kent County, VA
de la Chaumette/Delashmut, 1800, Canada and IN
Dickson, 1700s, VA
Dorey, 1800s, Barron County, WI (arrived NY 1852)
Douglas/Douglass, 1800s, Richmond County, VA
Drinkard, 1705 - 1794, Eng>VA>KY
Dudley, 1600s and 1700s, Middlesex County, VA
Duke, 1800s, Hanover County, VA
Eastin/Easton, 1700s, VA
Edmondson, 1700s, Washington County, VA
Farcy/Forsee, 1700s Henrico and Powhatan Counties, VA
Farris, 19th Century, Richmond, VA
Fisher, 1800s, Lynchburg, VA
Flanagan, 1800 - 1900s, WV and VA
Floberg, 1800s - on, WA
Forrest, 1700s - on, York County, VA
Fortson, 1700s, VA
Gainer
Gaines, 1700s, VA
Gaul/Gauly, 1800s, Henrico County and Richmond City, VA
Gillen, 1850 - 1920, Manhattan or Brooklyn NY
Goodwin
Grady, 1700s, VA and NC
Greene 1900s, Baltimore City, MD
Griffin, 1800s, Baltimore City, MD and DE
Griffith 1800s, GA
Hackworth 1800 - 1900s, TN and VA
Hake, 1800s & 1900s, Henrico County, VA
Harris
Harrison, 1800s, VA
Hartshorn, MA
Hatfield, 1717 - 1919, PA>VA>IN>IL
Hayes, 1600s & 1700s, Isle of Wight and Amelia Counties, VA
Hereford, 1700s & 1800s, VA
Hicks, 1700s, Spotsylvania County, VA
Hicks/Hix, 1699, New Kent County, VA
Hobday/Hobdy, 1744 - 1863, VA>NC>KY
Holdsworth, 18th Century, Charles City, VA
Hoyt
Humphrey, MA
Hutton, 1700s, Smyth County, VA
Hymes
Jacobs, 1700s, MD
James, 1600s & 1700s, James City County, VA
Jordan, 1700s, VA and NC
Karsin, 1800s, New York City, NY and Germany
Kerby
King, early 1800s, Mecklenburg County, VA
Kirksey, 1700 - 1800
Kraeher, 1850 - 1920, Manhattan or Brooklyn NY
Lane, 1700s, Westmoreland County, VA
Layne
Lee, 1800s, Essex County, VA
Long
Luck, 1800s, Caroline County, VA
Lynch, 1600s - 1700s, Brunswick and Surry Counties, VA
Mailloux, 1800, east and IN
Malatt, 1800, IN
Marshall, 1800s, VA and IN
Martin, 1689, New Kent County, VA
Mays, 1700s, Amherst County, VA
McLeheney, 1700s, TN
Meacham/Mitchum, 1700s, Spotsylvania County, VA
Meads, ca. 1860, Perquimans County, NC
Middleton, 1700s, Westmoreland County, VA
Moore, 1800s, Henrico County, VA
Morton, MA
Morton, 1600s & 1700s, Richmond, Spotsylvania and Orange Counties, VA
Mosby, 1600 - 1780, Eng>VA
Moseley, 1700s, Warren County, NC and Brunswick County, VA
Mullens, ca. 1880, Gates and Hartford Counties, NC
Murray, late 1800s, Converse County, WY and Scotland
Nash
Olsen, 1905 - 1915, Brooklyn NY
Parker ca. 1880, Gates County, NC
Parrish, early 1800s, Lunenburg County, VA
Payne, 1700s - now, Campbell, Amherst and Appomattox Counties, Lynchburg City, VA
Pearson
Perron, 1850 - 1920, Manhattan or Brooklyn NY
Philips, 1800s, VA
Philmon/Filmon, 1700 - 1800, NC
Price, 1700s - 1800s, VA and IN
Putnam, 19th & 20th Centuries, Richmond, VA
Quinn, 1700s - on, York County, VA
Redford, 1800s, Chesterfield, VA
Reinecke/Reinecker, 1780s - 1800s, Rockingham County, VA
Robinson/Robertson, 1600 - 1700s, Amelia, Henrico, Pittsylvania and Prince George Counties, VA
Rodgers, 1800 - 1900s, TN
Rogers, 1800s, Chesterfield and Henrico Counties, VA
Rollston, 1800s, New York City, NY
Rose, 1700s, Campbell County, VA
Russell, 1800 - 1900s, TN and VA
Sadler, 1700s, Cumberland and Goochland Counties, VA
Saunders, 1800s, GA
Scammel, 18th Century, Surry, VA
Schmitz, 1850 - 1920, Manhattan or Brooklyn NY
Schmoker, 1850 - 1920, Manhattan or Brooklyn NY
Scott, 1700s, Smyth County, VA
Showers
Slaughter
Smith, 1800 - 1900s, TN and VA
Soltis, 1885 - 1904, Manhattan, NY and West Virginia
Spence, 1700s, Greensville County, VA
Spence, 1600s - 1700s, Greensville and Brunswick Counties, VA
Spencer, 1800s - now, Amherst, Appomattox and Campbell Counties, Lynchburg City, VA
Stephens/Stevens, 1800s, Kanawha County, WV
Stevens
Sutherland, 1600 - 1700s, Goochland, Henrico, New Kent, Pittsylvania, and Rapphannock Counties, VA
Sweet
Talley, 1700s, VA
Tatum, 1800s, Halifax County, VA
Thayer, late 1700s, Braintree, MA
Thomas, 1700s, Mecklenburg County, VA
Thompson, 1600s & 1700s, Albermarle County, VA
Tucker, 1800s, Peach County, GA
Wall, 1800s, Halifax County, VA
Ware, 1700s & 1800s, VA
Waring Warren, 1615 - 1917, Eng>NY>VA>KY>IL
Watters, 1860 - 1865, Charleston, Kanawha County, WV
White
Wingfield, 1800s, Amherst County, VA
Wolf, 1700s, Harrison County, WV & 1800s Ritchie County, VA
Woodson, 1586 - 1689, Eng>VA
Wright, early 1800s, Brunswick County, VA
Wynne, 1700s, VA
Wray/Ray, 1600s - 1700s, Elizabeth City and Brunswick Counties, VA
Young
Zessin, 1800s, New York City, NY and Germany

Surnames submitted on 2008 Membership Forms

Abbott, 1700s, Halifax County, VA
Adams (Henry), 1646, Braintree County, Essex, England
Agnew, 1800 - 1900, Bedford, VA
Albaugh, 1700s - 1800s, Baltimore, MD
Allanson (Thomas), late 1700s - early 1800s, Yorkshire, England
Allen, 1700 - 1850, Augusta County, VA
Alley, 1800s, Henrico, VA
Anderson, 1700s, Augusta County, VA
Anderson, 1800s - 1900s, Campbell County and Lynchburg City, VA, New York City, NY
Anderson, 1850 - 1900, Lynchburg City and surrounding counties, VA, and New York City, NY
Ashton, 1800s and before, VA, MD, England
Atkins, 1700 - 1900, Caroline County, VA
Avent, NC and VA
Babb, 1800s, NC
Bacchus
Bailey, 1800s, Hanover County, VA
Bailey, 1800s, Southhampton County, VA
Baird, VA
Baker, 1800 - 1900, Wythe County, VA
Ball, 1850s, VA
Barding, 1700s, NY and VA
Barksdale, 1800s, Prince Edward County, VA
Barnes (Thomas), 1656, Marlborough, MA
Barnet, 1700s, NC and VA
Batten, 1860s, Virginia
Bayne, 1600s, VA
Bell, 1700s, Augusta County, VA
Benjey, 1600s - 1700s, VA
Boley (allied to William Sanderson), Bedford County, VA
Botts, 1700s - 1800s, Loudoun, VA
Boulware, 1600s - 1800s, Caroline County, VA
Bowe, 1700s onward, Greenville County and Emporia, VA and Warren County, NC
Bowen, VA
Bowman/Bauman, 1600 onward, VA
Boyd, 1700s - 1800s, Mecklenburg and New Kent Counties, VA
Branch, 1800s, Southampton County, VA
Branch, Patrick County, VA
Breeden, 1600s - 1700s
Brim/Brimm, 1700 onward, Carroll and Patrick Counties, VA
Brooking, 1800s, Goochland, VA
Brooks, 1600s, MA
Brough, pre-1700s and onward, Amelia, Dinwiddie and Nottoway Counties, VA
Brush, 1700s, Greenwich, CT
Bryce, 1600s - 1700s, Albemarle, Greene, and Orange Counties, VA
Buck, 1800 - 1900, Bedford County, PA and Washington County, VA
Bullington, 1700 - 1750, Henrico County, VA
Burton, 1750, Henrico County, VA
Burwell, 1700s - 1800s, VA
Butler (Martha Ann), m. 1835, Henrico, VA
Calder, 1850 onward, Richmond, VA
Campbell, 1700s and 1800s, Washington County, VA
Campbell, 1800 - 2008, DC, NC, SC, VA
Capps, 1700s - 1900s, Princess Anne County, VA
Carlile, 1800, GA
Carneal, 1700 - 1900, Caroline and King William Counties, VA
Chappell, 1600s - 1700s
Chappell, 1800s, Amelia County, VA
Clack, 1700s - 1800s, Brunswick and Mecklenburg Counties, VA
Clarke, 1800s, Goochland, VA
Clary, 1700 - 2000, Brunswick and Halifax Counties, VA
Classen, 1800s, Baltimore, MD
Cliborn, earlier than 1685, old Henrico, VA
Coleman, 1700s - 1800s, England; Gloucester and Brunswick Counties, VA
Conwell, mid-1800s, Northampton County, NC
Crouch, 1700s - 1800s, Goochland, VA
Curtis, 1700s - 1900s, James City, Warwick, and York Counties, VA
Daffan, USA, England
Dandridge, 1700s - 1800s, VA
Davis, 1700s, Mecklenburg County, VA
Davis, 1840 - 2008, NC, SC, VA
Delano, 1700s - 1800s, MA, ME
Dewitt, 1800s, Campbell County, VA
Dickson, 1700s, NC and VA
Dickson/Dixon, 1700 - 1900, Halifax County, VA
Doherty, 1800s - 1900s, Lynchburg, VA
Doss (William), 1763, Buckingham County, VA
Dowdy, 1800s, Buckingham County, VA, Richmond and Farmville, VA
Duncanson, 1600s - 1800s, Orange County, VA
Dupuy, 1680 - 1820, Goochland and Powhatan Counties, VA
Eads/Edds, 1700 - 1850, Amherst, Bedford, and Campbell Counties, VA
Edwards, VA
Eskridge, early 1700s and before, VA, MD, England
Evans, 1700 - 2000, Charles City, Halifax, and Pittsylvania Counties, VA
Evans, 1800s, Livingston, MO
Evans, mid-1800s, Culpepper County, VA
Fields, 1700 - 1900, Hanover County, VA
Filmon/Philmon, 1700s, NC
Finnall, VA, France, Ireland, England
Fletcher, ME, SC, VA
Flournoy, 1700s - present, Powhatan County, VA
Flournoy, 1800s, Richmond, VA
Fogg, 1600s-1800s, King and Queen County, VA
Folks, VA and WV
Fontaine, VA
Foy/Foye, 1810 - 2008, Guinea, Africa; NC, PA, VA
Frayser, 1680 - 1840, VA
Friesner, 1800s, OH, MO
Frost (John) m. Mary UNKNOWN, 8 June 1786, Rockingham, NC
Fussell, 1750, Henrico County, VA
Garnett, 1800s, Campbell County, VA
Garthright, 1700, Henrico County, VA
Gilkey, 1700 - 1800, MA, ME
Goin/Goins/Going, 1700 onward, Patrick County, VA
Gooding, 1800-2008, MA, MD, NC, TN, VA
Goring (John), ca. 1669 - 1690, Surry County, VA
Gornto, 1800 - 1900s, Princess Anne County, VA
Green/Greene, 1850 - 1920, Baltimore, MD
Greene, 1875 - 1920, Baltimore, MD
Gregory, 1700s - 1800s, Mecklenburg and New Kent Counties, VA
Griffin, 1800s - 1900s, Baltimore, MD and Dover, DE
Griffin, 1860 - 1920, Dover, DE & Baltimore, MD
Griffith, 1880s, Georgia
Gunn, 1800s, Nottoway County, VA
Guthrie/Guthery, 1700s, King William County, VA
Hales, 1700s, Essex County, MA
Hall, 1800s, VA
Harrison, 1700s - 1800s, Talbot County, MD
Hartwright, 1800s - 1900s, Fairfield County, CT
Harwood, 1700s - 1900s, James City, Warwick, and York Counties, VA
Hawes (Samuel), 1695, VA
Hazlett, 1800 - 1850, Ulster; IA, KS
Hebring, all dates, Prussia - NJ - VA
Henley, 1800 - 1900s, Princess Anne County, VA
Henley, 1800s, Goochland County, VA
Hereford, 1700s, Fairfax County, VA
Hicks, 1700s, VA
Hobby, 1800s, Greenwich, CT
Holmes (Robert Stafford), 1803, NC
Holt, 1800s, Prince Edward County, VA
Horton/Horten, 1700, VA
Houck, 1700s, Germany; Frederick County, MD
Howard, 1600s - 1800s, York County, VA
Humphrey, 1600s, Essex County, MA
Hunter, 1742 onward, Louisa County, VA
Jackson, 1750 onward, Chesterfield County, VA
Jenkins, 1800s, Rappahannock County, VA
Jordan, 1700 onward, Henrico County, VA
Keck, 1700s - 1800s
Kelly (John Patrick), 1700s, Grayson County, VA
Kestner, 1800 - 1900, Germany; Washington County, VA
Kimbrough, 1700s, Hanover County, VA
Kime, 1700s, Bath County, VA
Kirkwood, 1700s, Scotland; PA
Knight, Worc. England - OH - VA
Kreitzer/Critzer, 1760 - 1817, Amherst and Augusta Counties, VA
Lambert, 1700 - 1800, SC, NC and GA
Land, 1700s - 1900s, Princess Anne County, VA
Leake, 1800s, Henrico County, VA
Lee, 1700s - 1900s, James City, Warwick, and York Counties, VA
Leigh, 1700s, Gloucester, King and Queen Counties, VA
Lilly, 1700 - 1900, Ireland; VA
Littlepage, 1700s - 1800s, VA
Long, 1600s - 1800s, Caroline County, VA
Long, 1870s, GA
Lowry, 1650 onward, NC, SC, VA
Luck, 1800s, Hanover County, VA
Mace (Elizabeth), 1779, Russell County, VA
Mackison, late 1800s, New Orleans, LA
Mahone, VA
Mann, 1750 onward, MD, VA
Mansell, 1800 - 2008, NC, SC, VA
Markham, 1750 - 1900, Bedford County, VA
Marks, 1700s - 1800s, VA
Marshall, Carroll and Patrick Counties, VA
Mays, 1800 - 1860, Amherst & Nelson Counties, VA
McLin, 1700s - 1800s, Brunswick and Mecklenburg Counties, VA
McNabb, TN & VA
Meador, 1700s - 1800s, Cumberland County, VA
Melton, 1700 - 1900, Hanover County, VA
Meredith, 1700s onward, King and Queen County and Richmond, VA
Miller
Minter, 1800s VA
Mitchell, 1700 - 1900, Caroline and King William Counties, VA
Mitchell, 1750 - 1900, Bedford County, VA
Mongle, VA
Moody, 1700s - 1800s, Northampton County, NC
Moore, 1700 - 1900, Halifax County, VA
Moore, 1800s, Chesterfield County, VA
Moore, 1850s, VA
Morris, 1700s - 1800s, Campbell County, VA
Morton, 1700 - 1800, MA, ME, OH
Moseley, 1700 - 2000, Brunswick County, VA
Moss, 1700s, Granville County, NC
Moss, 1800s, Buckingham County, VA
Newman, 1750 - 1850, Bedford County, VA
Noell (allied to William Sanderson), Bedford County, VA
Norris (William), late 1700s, Rockingham County, VA
Oakes, 1700s, King William County, VA
Olinger (Nancy), 1806, Russell County, VA
Overton, 1700s, Lunenburg and Prince Edward Counties, VA
Owen, 1700 - 1800, Amelia County, VA
Owlsley, 1600s - 1700s, Fairfax and Loudon Counties, VA
Pack, 1700 onward, Patrick County, VA
Page, 1700s, Hanover County, VA
Pannell/Pennell/Pinnell, 1700s - 1800s, MD, NY, VA
Parker (Mastin), 1803, NC
Parker, 1700s - 1800s, Halifax County, VA
Parker, 1750 - 1840, Nansemond, County, VA
Parker, 1770 - 1900, Bedford County, VA
Payne, 1700s - 1900s, Amherst, Appomattox and Nelson Counties, and Lynchburg, VA
Payne, 1800 - 1900, Amherst, Appomattox, & Campbell Counties, Lynchburg, VA
Payne, 1800s, Rappahannock County, VA
Pearce/Percy, 1500 - 1800, England; RI, VA, OH, IN, KS
Peatross, 1600s - 1800s, Caroline and Essex Counties, VA
Pennington, 1700s - 1800s, VA
Perry (Catherine), 1852, Lee County, VA
Phillips, 1700 - 1800
Phillips, 1700s, Essex County, MA
Pilcher, early 1800s and before, England; MD, VA
Pollard, pre-1700s and onward, Amelia and Nottoway Counties, VA
Poythress, pre-1700s and onward, Prince George County and Petersburg, VA
Price, 1700 - 1900, Washington and Russell Counties, VA
Purefoy, 1600s, Elizabeth City County, VA
Rawls, 1750 - 1890, Nansemond County, VA
Reade/Reed (William), 1587 - 1656, MA
Reggan/Regan, 1600s - 1800s, Caroline County, VA
Rice (Edmund), 1636, Sudburty, MA
Rice (Hezekiah), 1700s onward, Loudon County, VA and Caswell County, NC
Richardson, 1700s - 1800s, Louisa County, VA
Richardson, 1800 - 1900, Hanover County, VA
Rickman, 1700s, VA
Riordan
Roach, 1875-2008, Montserrat, British West Indies; SC, VA
Robbins (Thomas), 1777, Lee County, VA
Robertson, 1700s - 1900s, Pickens County, SC
Rock, 1800, Charles City County, VA
Rollins, 1700s, VA
Rose, 1800 - 1900, Campbell County, VA
Royall, 1600s - 1700s, Counties along the James River and Appomatox River, VA
Ruhle, 1850 - 1900, Richmond, VA
Sale, 1600s - 1800s, Caroline and Essex Counties, VA
Sanderson (William), 1792 to current descendants, Bedford and Louisa Counties, VA
Saunders, 1880s, GA
Sclater, 1600s - 1800s, York County, VA
Scott, 1800s - 1900s, Campbell County, VA
Shackleton, 1700s, Prince Edward and Lunenburg Counties, VA
Shepperson, 1800s, Henrico County, VA
Small, 1700 - 1800, SC
Smith, 1750 onward, VA
Snead (William), b. 1811, VA
Snellings, 1800s, Chesterfield County, VA
Spencer, 1700s - 1900s, Amherst, Appomatox, and Nelson Counties, and Lynchburg, VA
Spencer, 1800s - 1900s, Amherst and Appomattox Counties, and Lynchburg City, VA
Spotswood, 1700s - 1800s, VA
Spurr, 1800s - 1900s, Liverpool; Richmond, VA
Stanley, 1800s, Hanover County, VA
Stanley, Carroll and Patrick Counties, VA
Stetson, 1600 - 1700, MA
Stewart, NC and VA
Streat
Talbot, 1700 - 2000, Halifax and Pittslyvania Counties, VA
Tarrant, 1700s, VA
Tarry, 1600s - 1700s, London and Middlesex Counties, England
Tate, 1700 - 1900, Louisa and Hanover Counties, VA
Tatum, 1750, Lunenburg County, VA
Tatum, 1800 - 1865, Halifax County, VA
Tatum, 1800s, Amelia, Cumberland and Powhatan Counties, VA
Taylor, 1700s - 1800s, Mecklenburg and New Kent Counties, VA
Taylor, 1750 - 1900, Bedford County, VA
Taylor, 1790, VA
Taylor, pre-1700s and onward, Prince George and Richmond Counties, Richmond and Petersburg, VA
Taylor, TN and VA
Thalhimer, 1800s, VA
Thomas, 1700, MA
Thompson, 1700s - 1800s, Dorcester County, MD
Throckmorton, 1700 - 2000, Brunswick and Halifax Counties, VA
Toombs, 1600s-1800s, Caroline County, VA
Trisler, 1700s, Frederick County, MD
Trueman/Truman, 1700, Henrico County, VA
Tuck, 1700s & 1800s, Halifax County, VA
Tucker, 1860s, Georgia
Tyler (George W.H.), b. 1822, New Kent County, VA; later Henrico County, VA
Vaughan, 1700s, Halifax County, VA
Vaughan, 1800s, Hanover County, VA
Vaughan/Vaughn, 1700s - 1800s, MD, NY, VA
Vaughn, 1700s, Halifax County, VA
Vause, 1814 - 2008, DC, NC, VA
Wall, 1700s and 1800s, Halifax County, VA
Ware, 1700s, Gloucester County, VA
Warriner, 1750, Henrico County, VA
Wesson, 1700 - 2000, Brunswick County, VA
Whitfield, 1820 - 2008, DC, NC, VA
Williams, 1700s onward, Nottoway County and Blackstone, VA
Williams, 1800s, Chesterfield County, VA
Wills, 1700s - 1900s, James City, Warwick, and York Counties, VA
Wilson, 1700s, Augusta County, VA
Wingfield, 1800s, Amherst and Appomattox Counties, VA
Woodfin, 1700s - present, Powhatan County, VA
Woodson, 1700, Henrico County, VA
Woodson, 1800s, Buckingham County, VA
Woolard, 1700 - 1900, Caroline and King William Counties, VA
Wray, 1700 - 2000, Brunswick County, VA
Wright, 1700 - 2000, Brunswick and Halifax Counties, VA
Wyatt, 1700 - 1815, NC and VA
Wynne, 1700s - 1900s, James City, Warwick, and York Counties, VA