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Re: Origin of the Feakes family
Posted by: Mrs G Ford Date: November 05, 1999 at 07:17:35
In Reply to: Origin of the Feakes family by Chris Feakes of 143

I looked the Feakes name up in a surname dictionary - apparently it means "Man with pointy stick" - make of that what you will. According to one of my brothers, he thought we may have had Viking ancestors - there are branches of Feakeses (?) in Norfolk and Suffolk, both of which are coastal counties. There was a Robert Feake who married Elizabeth Fones/Winthrop, and was involved in the First Commonwealth of Massachusetts, although I haven't managed to find out if he is an actual descendant of mine. I come from a Staffordshire (Midlands branch, but that in itself was from one of the Norfolk Feakeses.

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