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October 28, 2017

Surnames A-Z: B Names

There's a new meme going around Facebook right now. Genealogists are listing their mother's maiden name, father's surname, maternal and paternal grandparents' surnames and a few more generations back.

It's a cute idea but I don't think it's wise to be providing such detail, especially your mother's maiden name, as it is often the secret question asked on sites where you require a password to log in.

So I'm revising the meme to suit me and I hope others will follow suit, either here as a comment on Olive Tree Genealogy blog, or on their own blog.

Over the coming weeks I'll be listing my surnames starting with "A" and going through the alphabet until I reach "Z".

I'll preface this with a caveat - most surnames are more common than you might think, so sharing a surname doesn't mean we're related. To be completely useful any surname list should have a geographic location and a time period. But this is just a fun little exercise and if you spot a name of interest, just let me know and we'll compare dates and locations.

B SURNAMES: Badcock, Baertie, Baker, Barentsdr. Baylie, Beery/Bieri, Bell, Bellinger, Bellingham, Best, Bex, Blanden, Boertgen, Boughton, Bradt, Brooke, Brown, Browning, Bruchhausen, Brunger, Burgh, Burkholder, Burrey,Buss

Join me - maybe we connect! Find previous surnames on Surnames A-Z


T said...

Mattie Ida Bailey Walker, Alonzo Moody Bailey, William, Benjamin, James,James, John, James 1st settler 1612-1677 England to America, Godfrey, Christphorus who married Elizabeth Berie. Without typing all of it, this should be a big enough list to know if we have a connection.

Olive Tree Genealogy said...

Furthest back: Edward Bailey b Ireland 1849>Wm 1873 England died in Ontario Canada. No connections.

Unknown said...

A: Athearn, Andrews, Adams

B: Bastiaanse, Bastion (same family), Bradt

Unknown said...

A: Athearn, Andrews, Adams

B: Bastiaanse, Bastion (same family), Bradt

Marcy Belles said...

2 possible connections - Brooke & Brown. My Browns are 2 separate families. I have places listed in my blog at

Marcy Belles said...

I thought I had posted a link to my B surnames but I don't see it. So, here it is again.

maliburita56 said...

B Surnames

Bonner Germany maybe England