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The name Isaac seems to feature strongly in the Williams family. Both my great-grandfather and 2x great-grandfather were called Isaac and my great-uncle was Isaac Leonard. The name was also given to children of several of the daughters who married into other families in the 19th century. It looks as if the name Isaac actually came from the SUMMERHILL line via Charlotte Summerhill who married James Williams sometime before 1836. The earliest Isaac I have is Isaac Summerhill, who was…

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With the names Williams, Jones and Smith in the family, it’s perhaps no surprise that I’ve made better progress with one of the more unusual names in my tree – that of CORNS. It’s obvious how the names Williams, Jones and Smith have developed but Corns is rather less obvious. I was thrilled when I came across indications that it’s a variation of ‘Cornish’ and denotes origins in Cornwall. I’ve been thwarted in attempts to discover Welsh ancestry on the…