Surname Index

This is an index to a selection of articles published in The Peak Advertiser, the Peak District's local free newspaper. The articles, which feature the derivation of surnames, with particular emphasis on their occurrence in Derbyshire, are reproduced by kind permission of the author, Desmond Holden.

The "What's in a Name" series has been a regular feature in the Advertiser.
Articles are confined to the origins and meanings of surnames and Desmond regrets he is unable to undertake research into the genealogy, descent or family history of individuals.

Editor's Note: Articles are provided for general interest and background only. They are not intended to provide an exhaustive treatise for any individual family history - investigations of which may yield quite different results. Or, in Desmond's own words:

"In the end it must remain with individual bearers of the names to draw upon family traditions and to seek out such documentary evidence as is available to decide the matter for themselves."

Select a letter below to go directly to entries starting with that letter

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - Q - P - R - S - T - U - V - W - Y

A

  • ADAMS
    (Peak Advertiser, 21st April 1997)

  • AINSWORTH
    (Peak Advertiser, 6th November 2000)

  • ALEXANDER
    (Peak Advertiser, 20th September 2004)

  • ALLEN
    (Peak Advertiser, 19th March 2001)

  • ALTON
    (Peak Advertiser, 14th May 2001, and 1st December 2003)

  • ANDREWS
    (Peak Advertiser, 27th October 1997)

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B

  • BACON
    (Peak Advertiser, 10th April 2000)

  • BAGSHAW
    (Peak Advertiser, 29th November 1993)

  • BALDOCK
    (Peak Advertiser, 13rd January 1997)

  • BALLINGTON, BONATHON
    (Peak Advertiser, 30th June 2003)

  • BARKER (BARKER or TANNER)
    (Peak Advertiser, 15th July 1996, and 28th June 2004)

  • BARKS
    (Peak Advertiser, 29th July 1996)

  • BARNES
    (Peak Advertiser, 21st April 2003)

  • BARTLETT
    (Peak Advertiser, 3rd June 1996)

  • BARTON
    (Peak Advertiser, 14th February 2000)

  • BAXTER
    (Peak Advertiser, 25th March 1996)

  • BEASLEY
    (Peak Advertiser, 26th January 1998)

  • BECKHAM
    (Peak Advertiser, 25th August 2003)

  • BENNETT
    (Peak Advertiser, 29th June 1998)

  • BERESFORD
    (Peak Advertiser, 16th January 1995)

  • BIGGIN
    (Peak Advertiser, 4th October 2004)

  • BIRD
    (Peak Advertiser, 19th September 1994)

  • BLAGDON
    (Peak Advertiser, 9th August 2004)

  • BLOOD or PURDY
    (Peak Advertiser, 24th February 2003)

  • BLOOMER
    (Peak Advertiser, 8th December 1997)

  • BOWDON
    (Peak Advertiser, 21st October 2002)

  • BOWERING
    (Peak Advertiser, 8th March 1999)

  • BOWLER
    (Peak Advertiser, 8th January 2001)

  • BRADBURY
    (Peak Advertiser, 20th May 1996)

  • BRADWELL
    (Peak Advertiser, 30th October 1995)

  • BRASSINGTON
    (Peak Advertiser, 17th December 2001)

  • BRIDDON
    (Peak Advertiser, 19th February 2001)

  • BRIGHT
    (Peak Advertiser, 25th March 2002)

  • BROOK/BROOKE/BROOKES
    (Peak Advertiser, 25th February 2002)

  • BROOMHEAD
    (Peak Advertiser, 9th March 1998)

  • BROWN
    (Peak Advertiser, 1st June 1998)

  • BRYANT
    (Peak Advertiser, 19th May 2003)

  • BULLEN
    (Peak Advertiser, 12th July 1999)

  • BULMER
    (Peak Advertiser, 16th June 1997)

  • BUNTING
    (Peak Advertiser, 10th May 1993)

  • BURNS
    (Peak Advertiser, 23rd May 1994)

  • BURTON
    (Peak Advertiser, 25th January 1993)

  • BUTLER
    (Peak Advertiser, 13th March 1995)

  • BUSWELL
    (Peak Advertiser, 11st August 1997)

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C

  • CAMERON
    (Peak Advertiser, 21st October 1996)

  • CAPPER
    (Peak Advertiser, 23rd August 2004)

  • CANTRILL
    (Peak Advertiser, 23rd October 2000)

  • CARMAN
    (Peak Advertiser, 3rd May 1999)

  • CARRINGTON
    (Peak Advertiser, 13rd September 1999)

  • CARROLL
    (Peak Advertiser, 9th November 1998)

  • CAUDWELL
    (Peak Advertiser, 31st October 1994)

  • CHAPPELL
    (Peak Advertiser, 26th August 1996)

  • CHARLESWORTH
    (Peak Advertiser, 13rd October 1997)

  • CHATFIELD
    (Peak Advertiser, 14th November 1994)

  • CLARKE
    (Peak Advertiser, 9th May 1994)

  • CLEMENTS
    (Peak Advertiser, 31st May 1999)

  • COLLEDGE
    (Peak Advertiser, 18th December 1995)

  • CONQUEST
    (Peak Advertiser, 22nd March 1999)

  • COOMBES
    (Peak Advertiser, 5th April 2004)

  • COOPER
    (Peak Advertiser, 14th & 28th July 1997)

  • CORBRIDGE
    (Peak Advertiser, 19th June 1995)

  • COUSIN
    (Peak Advertiser, 22nd April 1996)

  • COX
    (Peak Advertiser, 10th & 31st August, and 14th & 28th September 1998)

  • CROOK (Crookes, Cruik, &c.)
    (Peak Advertiser, 17th June 2002)

  • CUNNINGHAM
    (Peak Advertiser, 2nd October 1995)

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D

  • DAKIN
    (Peak Advertiser, 26th July 1999)

  • DALE
    (Peak Advertiser, 28th August 2000)

  • DALTON
    (Peak Advertiser, 8th February 1993)

  • DAWSON
    (Peak Advertiser, 10th April 1995)

  • DEGG
    (Peak Advertiser, 13rd November 1995)

  • DRAPER
    (Peak Advertiser, 31st July 2000)

  • DREW or DRURY
    (Peak Advertiser, 8th April 2002)

  • DRINKWATER
    (Peak Advertiser, 4th May 1998)

  • DRISCOLL
    (Peak Advertiser, 11st April 1994)

  • DUNFORD
    (Peak Advertiser, 31st July 1995)

  • DUNN
    (Peak Advertiser, 11th March 2002)

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E

  • EDMUNDS
    (Peak Advertiser, 22nd May 1995)

  • ELEY
    (Peak Advertiser, 5th June 2000)

  • ELIOT
    (Peak Advertiser, 20th December 1993)

  • EMBERTON
    (Peak Advertiser, 30th June 2003)

  • EMERSON
    (Peak Advertiser, 6th September 2004)

  • ENTWHISTLE
    (Peak Advertiser, 11st December 1995)

  • EVANS/BEVAN
    (Peak Advertiser, 24th February 1997)

  • EYRE
    (Peak Advertiser, 28th May 2001)

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F

  • FARRELL
    (Peak Advertiser, 24th March 1997)

  • FEARN
    (Peak Advertiser, 4th December 2000)

  • FERGUSON
    (Peak Advertiser, 20th April 1998)

  • FISHER
    (Peak Advertiser, 22nd February 1999)

  • FLETCHER
    (Peak Advertiser, 17th October 1994)

  • FOLJAMBE
    (Peak Advertiser, 5th June 1995)

  • FORMAN
    (Peak Advertiser, 5th May 1997)

  • FOSTER
    (Peak Advertiser, 5th April 1993)

  • FOX
    (Peak Advertiser, 21st December 1998)

  • FREEMAN
    (Peak Advertiser, 4th July 1994)

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G

  • GARRATT
    (Peak Advertiser, 9th September 2002)

  • GEDNEY
    (Peak Advertiser, 18th May 1998)

  • GILL
    (Peak Advertiser, 4th November & 18th November 2002)

  • GOLDSTONE
    (Peak Advertiser, 9th September 1996)

  • GOODRIDGE
    (Peak Advertiser, 13th January 2003)

  • GREENHALGH
    (Peak Advertiser, 11st October 1999)

  • GURNEY
    (Peak Advertiser, 25th January 1999)

  • GOODWIN
    (Peak Advertiser, 26th January 2004)

  • GREATOREX
    (Peak Advertiser, 1st November 1993)

  • GREGORY
    (Peak Advertiser, 12th October 1998)

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H

  • HALL
    (Peak Advertiser, 14th August 2000)

  • HALLAM
    (Peak Advertiser, 28th July 2003)

  • HAMILTON/HAMBLEDON
    (Peak Advertiser, 23rd November & 7th December 1998)

  • HARBOTTLE
    (Peak Advertiser, 25th April 1994)

  • HASLAM
    (Peak Advertiser, 16th December 1996)

  • HATCH
    (Peak Advertiser, 3rd June 2002)

  • HAWLEY
    (Peak Advertiser, 28th November 1994)

  • HEALEY
    (Peak Advertiser, 20th December 1999)

  • HENDERSON or HARRISON
    (Peak Advertiser, 2nd & 16th June 2003)

  • HENSTOCK
    (Peak Advertiser, 11th August 2003)

  • HETHERINGTON
    (Peak Advertiser, 25th August 1997)

  • HICKS
    (Peak Advertiser, 27th November 1995)

  • HILL
    (Peak Advertiser, 12nd December 1994)

  • HODSON
    (Peak Advertiser, 26th April 1993)

  • HOLMES
    (Peak Advertiser, 1st July 2002)

  • HOLT
    (Peak Advertiser, 22nd May 2000)

  • HOPE
    (Peak Advertiser, 11th June 2001)

  • HOROBIN
    (Peak Advertiser, 7th October 1996)

  • HOULIHAN
    (Peak Advertiser, 17th June 1996)

  • HOW
    (Peak Advertiser, 9th February 1998)

  • HOYES
    (Peak Advertiser, 27th July 1998)

  • HUGHES
    (Peak Advertiser, 30th January 1995)

  • HULLAND
    (Peak Advertiser, 23rd March 1998 and 22nd January 2001)

  • HUNT or HUNTER
    (Peak Advertiser, 25th October 1999)

  • HUTTY
    (Peak Advertiser, 8th November 1999)

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I

  • ISHERWOOD
    (Peak Advertiser, 29th September 1997)

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J

  • JESSOP
    (Peak Advertiser, 11th February 2002)

  • JOHNSON
    (Peak Advertiser, 8th May 1995)

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K

  • KAY
    (Peak Advertiser, 6th May 1996)

  • KETTLE
    (Peak Advertiser, 16th October 1995)

  • KERSEY
    (Peak Advertiser, 9th October 2000)

  • KIRK
    (Peak Advertiser, 7th March 1994 and 15th & 29th October 2001)

  • KREUGER
    (Peak Advertiser, 4th November 1996)

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L

  • LATHOM
    (Peak Advertiser, 30th August 1999)

  • LAUD
    (Peak Advertiser, 27th January 1997)

  • LEE
    (Peak Advertiser, 5th August 1996)

  • LEWIS
    (Peak Advertiser, 6th May 2002)

  • LITCHFIELD
    (Peak Advertiser, 8th December 2003)

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M

  • MACARTHUR
    (Peak Advertiser, 19th April 2004)

  • MACKAY
    (Peak Advertiser, 14th June 1999)

  • MANSFIELD
    (Peak Advertiser, 21st February 1994)

  • MARPLES
    (Peak Advertiser, 25th June 2001)

  • MARRIOTT
    (Peak Advertiser, 8th September 2003)

  • MARSHALL
    (Peak Advertiser, 3rd February 1999)

  • MASON
    (Peak Advertiser, 10th November 1997)

  • MATHER
    (Peak Advertiser, 15th January 1996)

  • MEAD
    (Peak Advertiser, 30th June 2003)

  • MEASURES
    (Peak Advertiser, 1st July 1996)

  • METCALFE
    (Peak Advertiser, 20th June 1994)

  • MILE or MYLES (Part Two Only)
    (Peak Advertiser, 31st May 2004)

  • MELLOR
    (Peak Advertiser, 11st March 1996 and 22nd September & 6th October 2003)

  • MITCHELL
    (Peak Advertiser, 24th April 2000)

  • MOFFAT
    (Peak Advertiser, 7th April 1997)

  • MONCRIEFF
    (Peak Advertiser, 19th December 1994)

  • MOORBY
    (Peak Advertiser, 5th September 1994)

  • MOORE
    (Peak Advertiser, 11th & 18th December 2000)

  • MORAN
    (Peak Advertiser, 24th April 1995)

  • MORRIS
    (Peak Advertiser, 18th October 2004)

  • MORTEN
    (Peak Advertiser, 6th December 1999)

  • MULLINS
    (Peak Advertiser, 1st August 1994)

  • MUSE
    (Peak Advertiser, 12nd January 1998)

  • MYCOCK
    (Peak Advertiser, 7th February 1994)

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N

  • NAYLOR
    (Peak Advertiser, 17th July 2000)

  • NETHERCOTT
    (Peak Advertiser, 10th February 2003)

  • NEWBOLD
    (Peak Advertiser, 6th April 1998)

  • NEWMAN
    (Peak Advertiser, 24th May 1993)

  • NICHOLLS
    (Peak Advertiser, 27th March 2000)

  • NORTH
    (Peak Advertiser, 2nd September 1995)

  • NUTHALL
    (Peak Advertiser, 9th August 1999)

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O

  • OATES
    (Peak Advertiser, 10th March 2003)

  • OLIVER
    (Peak Advertiser, 19th June 2000)

  • ORME
    (Peak Advertiser, 13th March 2000)

  • OLDFIELD
    (Peak Advertiser, 13rd December 1993)

  • ORTON
    (Peak Advertiser, 18th July 1994)

  • OUTRAM
    (Peak Advertiser, 8th May 2000)

  • OVERDALE
    (Peak Advertiser, 30th June 2003)

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P

  • PARKER
    (Peak Advertiser, 3rd July 1995)

  • PEACE
    (Peak Advertiser, 17th May 1999)

  • PICKERING
    (Peak Advertiser, 11st February 1996)

  • PITT
    (Peak Advertiser, 7th June 1993)

  • PORTER
    (Peak Advertiser, 10th December 2001)

  • POWELL
    (Peak Advertiser, 24th March 2003)

  • PRICE
    (Peak Advertiser, 22nd April 2002)

  • PRINCE
    (Peak Advertiser, 23rd February 1998)

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Q

  • QUINNEY
    (Peak Advertiser, 17th January 1994)

 

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R

  • RANGELEY
    (Peak Advertiser, 2nd August 1993)

  • RAWSON
    (Peak Advertiser, 8th April 1996)

  • RENDER
    (Peak Advertiser, 30th June 1997)

  • REVILL
    (Peak Advertiser, 9th July 2001)

  • RIGLEY
    (Peak Advertiser, 20th September 1993)

  • ROBINSON
    (Peak Advertiser, 21st March 1994)

  • ROWORTH
    (Peak Advertiser, 10th March 1997)

  • ROWLAND
    (Peak Advertiser, 19th July 1993)

  • RUMBELOW
    (Peak Advertiser, 10th February 1997)

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S

  • SALMONS
    (Peak Advertiser, 28th February 2000)

  • SANDARS or SAUNDERS
    (Peak Advertiser, 5th February 2001)

  • SAVILLE
    (Peak Advertiser, 26th July 2004)

  • SCOTT
    (Peak Advertiser, 31st January 1994)

  • SELLORS
    (Peak Advertiser, 23rd September 2002)

  • SHERRIF
    (Peak Advertiser, 29th January 1996)

  • SHIELDS
    (Peak Advertiser, 2nd December 2002)

  • SHELDON
    (Peak Advertiser, 13th February 1995)

  • SIMPSON
    (Peak Advertiser, 27th February 1995)

  • SIMS
    (Peak Advertiser, 26th November 2001)

  • SKAYMAN
    (Peak Advertiser, 19th May 1997)

  • SLACK
    (Peak Advertiser, 22nd December 1997)

  • SLATER
    (Peak Advertiser, 20th May 2002)

  • SMEDLEY
    (Peak Advertiser, 23rd July 2001)

  • SMELT
    (Peak Advertiser, 12th November 2001)

  • SMITH
    (Peak Advertiser, 18th November 1996)

  • SPEIGHT
    (Peak Advertiser, 2nd December 1996)

  • STAINFORTH
    (Peak Advertiser, 28th June 1999)

  • STANLEY
    (Peak Advertiser, 16th April 2001)

  • STEBBING
    (Peak Advertiser, 12th July 2004)

  • STEPHENSON
    (Peak Advertiser, 18th September 1995)

  • STEWART (or STUART)
    (Peak Advertiser, 20th August 2001)

  • STOPPARD
    (Peak Advertiser, 15th July 2002)

  • SWAIN or SWANN
    (Peak Advertiser, 1st October 2001)

  • SWIFT
    (Peak Advertiser, 15th June 1998)

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T

  • TRAVIS
    (Peak Advertiser, 2nd April 2001)

  • TRINICK
    (Peak Advertiser, 26th October 1998)

  • TROSSELL
    (Peak Advertiser, 15th August 1994)

  • TUNNICLIFFE
    (Peak Advertiser, 11th September 2000)

  • TWIGG
    (Peak Advertiser, 14th January 2002)

  • TWYFORD
    (Peak Advertiser, 25th February 1996)

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U

  • UNDERWOOD
    (Peak Advertiser, 15th November 1993)

  • URQUHART
    (Peak Advertiser, 13rd July 1998)

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V

  • VARDY
    (Peak Advertiser, 6th September 1993)

 

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W

  • WAIN
    (Peak Advertiser, 17th January 2000)

  • WAINING
    (Peak Advertiser, 31st January 2000)

  • WAINWRIGHT
    (Peak Advertiser, 12th August 2002)

  • WALLACE
    (Peak Advertiser, 27th January 2003)

  • WATSON
    (Peak Advertiser, 25th September 2000)

  • WEBSTER
    (Peak Advertiser, 4th October 1993 and 28th January 2002)

  • WESTMORELAND
    (Peak Advertiser, 17th July 1995)

  • WESTON
    (Peak Advertiser, 19th April 1999)

  • WETHERSPOON
    (Peak Advertiser, 7th April 2003)

  • WHEATCROFT
    (Peak Advertiser, 30th April 2001)

  • WHEELDON
    (Peak Advertiser, 22nd December 2003)

  • WHITEHEAD
    (Peak Advertiser, 3rd October 1994)

  • WHITEHOUSE
    (Peak Advertiser, 11st January 1999)

  • WILDGOOSE
    (Peak Advertiser, 29th July 2002)

  • WILKINSON
    (Peak Advertiser, 27th March 1995)

  • WILSON
    (Peak Advertiser, 5th April 1999)

  • WRIGHT
    (Peak Advertiser, 2nd June 1997)

  • WOOD
    (Peak Advertiser, 3rd & 17th September 2001)

  • WOOLLEY
    (Peak Advertiser, 20th November 2000)

  • WORTHY
    (Peak Advertiser, 27th September 1999)

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Y

  • YARDLEY
    (Peak Advertiser, 18th October 1993)

  • YOUNG
    (Peak Advertiser, 22nd November 1999)

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