People in our tree
OurFamilyHistory tells the story of the ancestors and descendants of people whose last names are shown on the tabs below. These are the main research branches of the family tree. There are, of course, dozens of names in the tree – see this list. Names in brackets indicate where a woman’s maiden name is not known, so she has been assigned her husband’s name until we discover hers.
Barretts in our Tree
Research started in the 1960s when Fred Barrett wanted to discover the source of his unusual first name “Ferberd.” This was genealogy the hard way; traipsing around overgrown churchyards hunting for headstones, poring over Parish records, at least until we discovered that some had been destroyed in a fire.
Clark(e)s in our Tree
No study of the Clarkes of Bagshot can be carried out without referring to the Chapman, Hammond and Hockley families, as their relationships with the Clarkes form a complex web. And there are plenty of Postins, Postans, Postens, Postings in the mix too. Use the buttons below to view them.
Hacketts in our Tree
Howells in our Tree
Research into the Howells from Potterne, Devizes, Wiltshire, England was carried out by Sheila and me (but mostly Sheila), and we also added the Fincken branch.
Wheatleys in our Tree
There is a slight complication in the Wheatley branch of our tree because we have an outlier – a Phoebe Wheatley who is part of the Barrett branch. She is not connected to the Wheatley branch, Or, is she?
We have been trying to find the origin of the name Ferberd for years. We know how it came in to our family, but we are still trying to trace its source. This is why we have chosen to create a tree that is dedicated to all Ferberds, regardless of whether they are related to us or each other, or whether it’s Ferberd as a first or last name.
The Guild of One-Name Studies focuses entirely on last names and, from an initial contact on their Facebook page, they suggest that most unusual forenames are usually derived from last names. Recent research of the Berkshire Family History Society’s CD Archives has in fact revealed many last name uses as the timeline shows.
The Heartland of “Our” Ferberds
Places Heat Map for ALL Ferberds
Timeline for the Ferberd Name
A timeline to show when the variant forms of the name appeared and disappeared. For more detail see this post.
People in our Ferberd Tree
Articles on the Ferberd Name
Introduction In order to understand when the variant forms of the Ferberd name may have appeared (and disappeared) a timeline has been created of the […]
Introduction Our investigations into the source and usage of the name Ferberd, which is usually a given name but sometimes a family name, have uncovered […]
I think the Ferberd Buswell is a one off so therefore a red herring in terms of our research. You may be right in thinking […]
Introduction When our father Ferberd Henry Barrett (ID: I1019) began researching his family history in about 1967, one of the main reasons was to try […]
Introduction Tracing the movement and settlement of the family in Berkshire with the hope of finding the earliest date and possibly where they originated! Many […]
This article is out of date and has been replaced by this post Unknown Origins of ‘Ferberd’ The name Ferberd appeared out of nowhere in […]