April 12, 2013

In Which my Hat's off to Thyri Klottsdottir

Took an internet tour tonight through one ancestral trail, dad's mother Leola Burt, which went back far- surprisingly far, as you'll see.  I thought the names themselves were a historical trip.  Here are the fun ones:

Early America:

Able Burt.
Richard Burt (of the Barbados Bonded Burts 1628).
Charity Hall.
Joan Pentihorn. 
and one key guy, John Jenney (who went to the Plymouth Colony, but in the ship Little James, where his wife lost a son on board)

This is where it gets fun, about the 14th century....

Maud Bokill
John Fastolf and Millicent Tiptoff (m. around 1409)
John Tybotot (b 1315) and his wife Margery De Badlesmere
Guncelin Badlesmere and his wife Peyferer
   daughter of Fulk Peyfeyer
Alice De Jarpenville
Geoffrey Atte Wode (b. 1220!)
Peter Fitzhenry and Isabella De Chesney
   his dad Henry Fitzailwin
   son of Ailwin Lefstansson, son of Leofstan Ongarsson, son of Ordgar Leofstansson, son of Leofstan Ailwinsson, who I think died in 1066 in suspicious invasion-like circumstances, son of (this is all still England, btw) Wigot and his wife Erhminhild.

Margaret De Clare and 1st Baron Bartholomew De Badlesmere (!)  If I'm laying claim to any castles, it's through that chick, as Great Gramps Badlesmere was drawn and quartered and his head hung at Cambridge.

Orabella De Leuchars (1135 - 1203) Born in Leuchars, Fifes, Scotland on 1135 to Nes De Leuchars and Ness De Leuchars.

Simon De St Liz and Matilida Huntington, (b. 1074) His folks Waltheof and Judith, and Waltheof's dad Siward Biornsson (990 - 1055) Born in Earl, Northumberland, 

Eva Braose

The magnificent Millicent La Zouche, and many La Zouches.

Ramfray De Rumilly (1035 - Unknown)

Richard Fitzeustace and Albreda De Lisoures.

Agnes De Gant, daughter of Yarfrid (of France)

Fulk De Lisoures (1072 - 1153)

Paganus Le Chamberlayne

Eva Da Grey

Hugh De Vernon (990 - 1054) Vernon, France.

his pa Osmond De Centville born in 960 to
His dad "Norman"

Then there's Osbern, son of Herfast De Crepon and Cyrid De Crepo; grandson of
Herbastus De Crepon and Gunhild Olafsdatter, and greatgrandson, in 910,  of another

Herfast De Crepon, and Thyri Klacksdottir.

His dad, Gorm Del Gammel (885 - 931) and mom also named

Thyri Klacksdottir.

Knud Sigurdsson and Mrs Harde Knud Sigurdsson.

Knud being the son of  wait for it, the most epic name here:

Sigurd Snake Eye Ragnarsson (777 - 850) 
alleged king of Lethra, whose dad, Ragnar Lodbrok Sigurdsson and mom Aslaug Sigurdsdatter, seem to have started in Denmark and died in Northumbria, England, to become, presumably, the leads in the History Channel's Vikings. 

His dad Ranversson Sigurd (710 - 812)  married Alfhild Gandolfsdatter, daughter of Lord 
Gandolf of Alfheim, AKA, Gandolf Asgeirsson or Gandalf Alfgiersson , king of Alvheim And Vingulmark.

That's right, I'm related to Gandalf. 

This line ends with Ivar Vidfanne, a Russian viking,  (Unknown - 647) Born to Halfdan of Denmark.

I expect record keeping may have slipped up on occasion since 647, so I count on nothing here, still less, families of convenience. But hats off, one and all. How unlikely it is I'm here to appreciate it all that historical business time.


Blogger The Other Front said...


Funny you mention Gandalf...via a gargantuan coincidence, I have been reading The Hobbit to my younger son over the past two weeks.

As a middle-aged man I find myself marveling not at the magic or fantastical woodland creatures, but at Gandalf's brilliant strategic vision, using a hobbit to guide an elite Dwarf hit squad into place to take out the dragon and serve as a rallying point to turn back the forces of darkness.

You might question his methods, but the man gets results.

April 13, 2013 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

I think I'm more impressed by "Snake Eye."

April 13, 2013 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

Also, "Able Burt."

April 13, 2013 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger The Other Front said...

I don't know much history, but I know no one fucked with Able Burt.

April 14, 2013 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger JulieAnn said...

Well, it appears we are distant cousins
son of Ailwin Lefstansson, son of Leofstan Ongarsson, son of Ordgar Leofstansson, son of Leofstan Ailwinsson,


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