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I have been researching our family now for approximately 30 years so please  have a browse of the Web site, you never know there could be your family here  too and please sign my guestbook as your feedback is important.

Special thanks go to:

?David ROSE for his hard work and dedication in researching our BOX family. ?Derek MURPHY, Derek's father and Dorothy ORRIN for their dedication and  research into the ORRIN family.

A special dedication also goes to my grandmother, Hilda Maud HAMILTON for the  information on the HAMILTON/HAMMERTON families.  I would often sit and listen  to those stories that she would tell me of her family and growing up in the  town of Colchester, England.

Without the help of family, newly found family members and friends I would not  be where I am today with my research.  Thank you all.

I would like to dedicate this Web site to David.  His hard work and dedication  in sourcing the BOX family has made this Web site possible.  Thank you David.

I will be updating this site often, so please check regularly.

ORRIN name - Background On The Origins

This is an extremely rare and localised surname that may have entered East  Anglia, where it predominates, from the North East of Europe or from  Scandinavia.  In my opinion, evidence seems to suggest that it is neither a  locative nor an occupational surname, but most likely a personal and  patronymic name.  The most likely root is the celtic Orborgenos giving rise to  the personal names Urien, Urian, Urin, Uren, etc., and the stress of the  second "r" compensates for the change of vowel in local usage, from "O"  to "U".  The alternative of a locative name derived from Ore in Sussex or Oare  in Kent and other counties derives from the Anglo-Saxon meaning a dwelling by  a bank or ridge.  The Old Norse Orri occurring in Yorkshire Assize Rolls of  the early thirteenth century mean a black-cock, that is, it was a  nickname.  "A dark bumptious individual".  The diminutive, Orren, "little son  of the black-cock".


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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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