Origin of the name Baskerville
edited September 28, 2020 in Suggest an Idea
Paul said: Derek
There are often alternative versions when it comes to the origins of a particular surname. The fact is, unless you can trace your Baskerville family way back you'll probably never know their origins.
As spellings were not consistent, I have no idea whether my HARROD ancestors went by that name, or by the Herod / Harwood alternatives that I find (sometimes even on the same page!) in the parish registers. Another name in my ancestry is LISLE, pronounced the same way as LYALL, yet a website specialising in surname meanings gives totally different explanations as to their respective origins.
Many genealogists will suggest you take many of these worthy suggestions with a pinch of salt. So you either keep an open mind regarding your Baskerville name origin or choose to believe whichever seems the more reasonable.0
Derek Baskerville said: Just checked, my records are limited and have been taken from sources offered by other people. The first person in the family with that surname (his father had a different one) seems to be Nicholas De Basqueville, born in Manche, Normandy in 1035.0
Juli said: Reaney & Wilson: A Dictionary of English Surnames, s.n. Baskerville:
Roger de Bascheruilla 1127, James Baskerfield, Baskervyle 1530. From Boscherville (Eure).0
Brett said: All
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