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About Us

Gary Huston - Owner
The Family Name Shop


I am a member of the Society of Genealogists and am a specialist in tracing your names origins. The Name Shop has an extensive computer database of over 1 million names. Each Surname History tells you where the name comes from i.e. is it truly English or did it come over with the Norman Conquest or the Vikings etc. It actually names people, dates and places that you can check back to official records!!! Not every name has a Coat of Arms but if there is one it is described in heraldic detail and a picture can be reproduced for you if you so wish.

If we haven't got your name we can research it for you for £50 which is refunded if we are not successful in finding its origins. Authenticity All dates people places can be checked back to original sources examples being College of Arms, Dictionary of English & Welsh Surnames, Domesday Book, Parish Records, Subsidy Rolls the list is endless ....same kind of institutions for overseas names.




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