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Old Historic Families

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Many of the old families of Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire can trace their ancestries back to the Norman Conquest of 1066 or earlier.
Their names effectively echo the long history of the region and are remembered today in districts and townships whose streets and placenames record their passing.

Alphabetical Listing:

Acker - (Congleton)
Ainsworth - (Halliwell)
Anderton - (Lostock)
Antrobus - (Eaton & Congleton)
Arden - (Bredbury)
Assheton - (Preston)
Baguley - (Wythenshawe & Worsley)
Barlow - (Barlow - Chorlton)
Barton - (Smithills)
Baskervyle - (or Baskerville - Chelford & Goostry)
Birch - (Rusholme)
Bold - (Bold, Lancashire)
Booth - (Dunham Massey)
Bostock - (Cheshire)
Bradshaw - (Wigan)
Brereton - (Cheshire)
Bulkeley - (Cheadle & Beaumaris)
Byrom - (Kersal)
Byron - (Droylsden)
Chadderton - (Chadderton)
Charnock - (Chorley)
Cheetham - (Stalybridge)
Chorlton - (Chorlton)
Clayton - (Clayton-le-Moor)
Clowes - (Broughton Park)
Davenport - (Bramhall)
De la Warre - (Manchester)
Downes - (Shrigley & Worth)
Duckenfield - (Tameside)
Dutton - (Tabley)
Duxbury - (Standish)
Eaton (de Eaton) - (Cheshire)
Egerton - (Tatton)
Ellesmere - (Worsley)
Entwistle - (Entwistle)
Fazakerley - (Kirby)
Feilden - (Blackburn)
Fells - (Swarthmoor)
Foden - (Sandbach & Prestbury)
Gee - (Gee Cross)
Gerrard - (Brynne/Wigan)
Glassbrook - (Glazebrook)
Grelley - (Manchester)
Grimshaw - (Crowtree & Sabden)
Grosvenor - (Eaton Hall)
Halsall - (Halsall)
Harrison - (Warrington)
Hatton - (Tabley)
Heaton - (Deane)
Henshaw - (Siddington)
Hesketh - (Rufford)
Heywood - (Heywood)
Heywood - (Little Lever & Manchester)
Hibberd - (Over Alderley & Birtles, Cheshire)
Hoghton - (Hoghton Tower)
Holden - (Rossendale)
Holland - (Clifton, Prestwich)
Hollingworth - (Hollingworth)
Hulton - (Westhoughton)

Hyde - (Denton)
Irlam
- (Irlam)
Kirkby - (Kirkby-Ireleth, Ulverston)
Lacy, de - (Clitheroe)
Langley - (Agecroft)
Lathom, de - (Knowsley)
Lawton - (Church Lawton)
Lees - (Lees, Delph & Werneth)
Legh - (Adlington and Lyme)
Leycester - (or 'Leicester' - Tabley)
Lister - (Gisburn Park )
Malbanks - (Nantwich & Cheshire)
Marsden - (Bolton)
Mainwaring - (Peover)
Middleton - (Leighton Hall)
Molyneux - (Sefton & Croxtech)
Mosley - (Manchester)
Norris - (Speke Hall)
Ormerod - (Whalley)
Osbaldeston - (Osbaldeston Hall)
Parker - (Browsholme)
Penketh - (Great Sankey, Lancashire)
Pilkington - (Rivington)
Pollitt - (Stockport)
Prestwich - (Clifton)
Radclyffe - (Ordsall)
Rigby - (Standish)
Sandbach - (Sandbach, Cheshire)
Sankey - (Sankey, Cheshire)
Savage - (Rocksavage, Cheshire)
Scarisbrick - (Ormskirk)
Seddon - (Middleton & Manchester)
Sherburne - (Stonyhurst)
Shuttleworth - (Gawthorpe)
Shrigley - (Macclesfield)
Stafford - (Botham & Eyam)
Standish - (Standish)
Stanley - (Earl of Derby)
Starkie - (Huntroyde)
Stockport - (Stockport)
Sudell - (Blackburn)
Talbot - (Bashall, Salesbury & Carr)
Tatton - (Wythenshawe)
Tetlow - (Ashton & Oldham)
Towneley - (Burnley)
Trafford - (Trafford Park)
Tyldesley - (Myerscough Hall)
Urmston - (Urmston)
Venables - (Middlewich)
Vernon - (Cheshire)
Walmsley - (Rishton)
Warburton - (Tabley, Cheshire)
Warren - (Poynton)
Whitaker - (Holme, Lancashire)
Wilbraham - (Woodhey)
Winstanley - (Wigan)
Worsley - (Tockholes)
Worthington - (Worthington, Standish)
Worth - (Tytherington)

 

We appreciate that this list is by no means exhaustive, and that there must be many other important families that we've missed out. Please feel free to suggest other Old Families which we can consider adding to our list.
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