Category archives for What’s In A Name

It’s Raining Men – or is it?

When encountering several individuals with our surname over the years, I have often heard the response, “I thought I was the last of the family.” Many of us have never met anyone bearing the surname outside of our immediate family. With the advent of the Internet and social media, we have become acquainted with our […]

What’s In A Name: Charles in the Cobourg Owston Line

Not to diminish our feature on the “End of the Line” of certain Owston and Ouston families, the Owston/Ouston One-Name Study begins a new series based on names found within the various extant and extinct lines.  This series will eventually cover the surname used as first and middle names, double barreled versions of the name, […]