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Grey Family Crest
Grey Family Crest
 
 
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Gunne Family Crest
Gunne Family Crest
This interesting name has three possible derivations. The first from the Olde Norse Viking pre 7th Century personal name "Gunnr", meaning battle. Secondly, a metonymic occupational name for someone who operated a Seige Cannon, from the Medieval word "gunne" meaning a cannon. This could also have been used as a nickname for a person with a forceful temperament. The name is widespread in Scotland, especially in Caithness, where it is of Norse origin, Gunn was a Caithness, chief of the 12th Century. His name Gunnis an old West Scandinavian personal name. The Gaelic form is "Mac Gille Dhuinn" and means "son of the servant of the brown one". Two early marriages in London are between Richard Gunn and Joane Benson on 22nd October 1627 at St. Margaret's, Westminster, and Alexander Gunnt and Margery Hooper on 26th January 1665 at St. Mary Magdale, Old Fish Street. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Gun, which was dated 1218, in the "Assize Rolls Lancashire", during the reign of King John, known as "Lackland", 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling. 
 
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Hague Family Crest
Hague Family Crest
 
 
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Hall Family Crest
Hall Family Crest
 
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Harcourt Family Crest
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Harding Family Crest
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Hardy Family Crest
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Harman Family Crest
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Harrington Family Crest
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Hartt Family Crest
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Hawker Family Crest
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Hayden Family Crest
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Haydock Family Crest
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Heath Family Crest
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Heaton Family Crest
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Henderson Family Crest
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Henson Family Crest
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Herle Family Crest
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Heron Family Crest
Heron Family Crest
English and French (Héron): nickname for a tall, thin person resembling a heron, Middle English heiroun, heyron (Old French hairon, of Germanic origin). English: habitational name from Harome in North Yorkshire, named with Old English harum, dative plural of hær ‘rock’, ‘stone’. This surname has evidently become confused with 1. Irish: reduced form of O’Heron, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUidhrín ‘descendant of Uidhrín’, a personal name from a diminutive of odhar ‘dun’, ‘swarthy’. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEaráin (see Haren). Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chiaráin ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Ciarán’ (see Kieran).  
 
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Heron Family Crest
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Hesketh Family Crest
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Heward Family Crest
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Hill Family Crest
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Hobin Family Crest
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Holcombe Family Crest
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Holland Family Crest
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Holt Family Crest
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Hooley Family Crest
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Hooton Family Crest
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Hopton Family Crest
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Horne Family Crest
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Hough Family Crest
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Hudson Family Crest
Hudson Family Crest
 
 
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Hughes Family Crest
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Hulme Family Crest
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Hunt Family Crest
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Hunter Family Crest
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Huntington Family Crest
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Hyde Family Crest
Hyde Family Crest
This most interesting surname is a variant of "Hide", which has two possible origins. Firstly, it may be a topographical surname for the "holder of a hide", which described someone who lived on and farmed a piece of land originally named as a "hide of land" from the Olde English pre 7th Century "hi(gi)d". A hide was quite a substantial amount for those days, varying from sixty to one hundred and twenty acres. It seems to have been originally fixed as the amount of land necessary to support one extended family, as the Olde English word for a household, "higan", would seem to suggest a common etymology with "hi(gi)d". The name may also be a variant of the personal feminine name "Ida", with the inorganic "h" usually added to names beginning with a vowel. Avice atte Hyde was recorded in 1296 in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex. Interesting namebearers include Edward Hyde (1609 - 1674), first earl of Clarendon, who was a supporter of Charles 1 and became secretary of state, lord chancellor and chief advisor to Charles 11 at the Restoration. Edward Hyde, Esq. popularly known as Lord Cornbury, was appointed Captain General and Governor-in-Chief of New York in 1701. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Robert de la Hyda, which was dated 1188, in the "Pipe Rolls of Dorset", during the reign of King Henry 11, known as "The Builder of Churches", 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling 
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Ithell Family Crest
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Jennings Family Crest
Jennings Family Crest
 
 
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Jerome Family Crest
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Keeler Family Crest
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Kennedy Family Crest
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Kinaston Family Crest
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Kinsman Family Crest
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Kinveton Family Crest
Kinveton Family Crest
 
 
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Klein Family Crest
Klein Family Crest
 
 
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Labelle Family Crest
Labelle Family Crest
 
 
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Lacy Family Crest
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