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Re: The Quantrill Family
Posted by: Tim Quantrill (ID *****2484) Date: October 30, 2010 at 13:55:08
In Reply to: Re: The Quantrill Family by Shirley McLeod of 299


Thank you for your email.

My gg grandfather, David, was born in Old Buckenham, Norfolk around 1815. He had 2 younger brothers named Joseph and William. Joseph did emigrate to Canada a few years after my gg grandfather. William, as far as I can tell, stayed in England. The father of these boys was a Joseph Quantrill, who was born in 1776 in Old Buckenham. Joseph, was from a fairly large family, so that may be your missing link.

As far as the spelling of the last name, I have seen Quantrill, Quantrell, Quantrille and Quantrelle all from the Norfolk area. I have also seen documents where the spelling of the last name changed within the same family over 3 generations.

When I was in England about 12+ years ago, I was able to access a library in Norwich, Norfolk and found documentation from the 1500's that listed 2 brothers, a Richard and Robert Quantrill, living in the Norfolk area. This may be the starting point of the Quantrills in England - if one accepts the Hugoenot theory.

I joined the British website "Genes Reunited" about 3+ yeara ago and found it quite helpful in confirming my connection to the Norfolk, England area. I believe they still offer a free trial period, so you may want to explore that avenue, to see if there is information that may be more pertinent to you.

If I can be of any further assistance, please send me an email.

Thank you,


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