WELCOME TO MY SITE!
I am from the Gambrells of Smith County, Mississippi (NOT Misssouri - please see note farther down about this common error!) and the Morgans originally from the Myrick Community in Mississippi. I was born in Jones County but lived most of my childhood in Summerland (Smith County) Mississippi.
Descendants from all these family lines are now scattered all over the world. If you discover you're a distant relative, please do let me know!
There are some notables in the family tree, for which I can take no credit. They include a LOT of European royalty, some Native American chiefs, a Miss Mississippi (and runner-up in the Miss America pageant), President Jimmy Carter - and others, including some I didn't bother to link in because the relationships are so distant, like more US Presidents, Britney Spears, Margaret Mitchell, Laura-Ingalls Wilder (by marriage to Almanzo Wilder who is a distant cousin), and quite a few others. But by and large my family is from just regular folks who worked and raised their families. Some were state and local community leaders. But it's always the few who stand out in a family tree and the majority of us just have fairly ordinary lives. It's fun to see who is "famous" or historically noteworthy, but I also really enjoy just learning about the journeys of these families from European soils to America to build new lives They are the true heroes in our family trees.
The more I find all the links to so many families, I'm beginning to believe I must be related to "the world" and I'm convinced that with the way families married into families sometimes more than once, I've concluded I'm my own distant cousin! Through all the research my world has both been widened and at the same time brought closer to home. It has been fun to finally "see" how I'm related to families I grew up being told I was kin to but it was never explained what the connections were - like finding out my 3rd grade teacher was a cousin. This genealogical journey continues to be a source of ongoing mining for family gems like that.
If we have some information to share, that would be great! I know there are bound to be errors if for no other reason than the My Heritage "Smart Match" doesn't weed out duplications and other errors without some assistance. I'm always having to "clean up" those type things. If you do notice an error I haven't fixed or you have information I lack, please do let me know! Thanks!
Keep in mind - it's a work in progres
Debbie Gambrell Lapeyrouse
NOTE ABOUT MY GAMBRELL FAMILY
There was information written and circulated that indicates my branch of the Gambrell family settled in Smith County, Missouri (MO). That is incorrect. We settled in Smith County, Mississippi (MS). I should know. I grew up in Summerland, Smith County, Mississippi and have a number of relatives buried in the Summerland Baptist Church Cemetery, where I went to church when I was growing up. So if you have the incorrect information, I hope you will correct it so it will eventually get around to more people and they will be able to correct it in their data as well. Thanks!
DIRECT-DESCENDENCY SURNAMES IN MY TREE
These Are Some of Main Family Lines
That Eventually Resulted in Me!
Surnames in Caps Are Those with 10 or More Consecutive Generations in My Personal Family Lines
Abbott, Abrahall, Abrincis, Addie, Agullion, Aiga, Ainsworth, Alderson, Aldwark, Alémanie, Alington/Alyington, Alsace, Alta Ripa, Alvideleg, Amale, Amberfield, Andea, Anderson, Andrews, Angouleme, Anjou, Antonius, Appleyard, Appleton, Apulderford, Aquillon, Arbenning, Arches, Ardennes, Ardern, Argall, Argead, Argentine, Arles, Arlington, Arpad, Arques, Arundel, ASGAARD, Aspall, Assey, At Bridge, Atheling, Atkinson, Aton, Att Leez, Auberville, Aubigny, Aubrey, Augur, Autonis, Autun, Auvergne, Avoye, Avranches, Avenal, Ayde, Aylmer
Bacon, Baladon, Balbus, Baldock, Balgioll, Ballard, Balladon, Balts, Barcroft, Barden, Bardolf, Bardwell, Barker, Barney, Baronis, Barre, Barrett, Barstow, Bassett, Bassen, Bath, Baudemont, Baudemont, Bayeux, Bayhall, Baynard, Baynham, Beauchamp, Beauclerc, Beale, Beauforest, Beaugency, Beaulieu, Beaumont, BEAUPELL, Beaupre, Beauvoir, Bec, Beckering, Beeche, Belauney, Belet, Belknap, Bell, Belleme/Bellam, Bellingham, Bellmont, Berançon, Berenger, Berenquer, Berges, Bermingham/Birmingham, Berneke, Berney, Bertram, Bickham, Bicquebec, Bigod, Billingham, BLAKENEY, Belauney, Beauforest, Billung, Bleiddig, Blois, Blood, Bloyou, Bockerel, BODENHAM, Bodrugan, Bohun, Boissey, Bolbec, Boleyn, Bonville, Booth, Bosley, Bostock, BOTELER, Botrell, Boulers, Bourgogne, Bowdrip, Bowerman, Braci, Bracton, BRAMPTON, BRANCH, Braose, Braswell/Bracewell, Braytoft, Bredwarden, Brescia, Breightmet, Brescia, BRERETON, BRETON, Brett, Brewse, Briewere, Brigan, Bright, Britt, Brionne, Broadspeare, Broase, Brockhil, Brochwell, Bromwich, Brooke, Brothers, BROWNE, Broyes, Bruce, Brun, Bruton, Bryan, Bryght, Budrugon, Burchett, Burchill, Burgate, Burgess, Burgh/Burghe, Burgill, Burgo, Bures, Burley, Burnell, Burnsheade, Butler, Button
Caecilius, Cailley, Caley, Callincus, Calmoon, CALTHORPE, Cambray, Camville, Canieto, Cantilupe, Cantrell, CAPET, Caravanyell, Cardinham, Carloman, Carolingien, Carlisle, Carleton,Carnagie, Carney, Carthorpe, Castlerock, Caulfield, Caux, Cave, Centerville, Centumville, Ceva, Chamberlain, Champagne, Champernoun, Channels, Chaucombe, CHAWORTH, Cheshire, Chevreuse, Cheyne/Cheney, Cheverall, Christenstow, Cinna, Clanvow, Clapam, CLARE/CLERE, CLARELL, Clark, Claverley, Cleremont, Clevedon, CLIFTON, Cliinton, Cobb, Cobold, COCKAYNE, Cocke, Cockerell, Cole(s), Coleman, Cologne, Columbaris, Commondus, Conde, Conteville, Cooke, Corbeau, Corbet, Cormeilles, Cornelius, Cornhll, Cornouaille, Cornhill, Cornu, Cornwall, Cotta, COTTON, Coucy, Courcy, Courtenay, Covert, Crecy, Creil, Crepon, Creque, Cressingham, Cressy, Creticus, Crevecoeur, Crew/Crews, Creyke, Crispin, Crispus, Crioll, Cromwell, Crooke, Crosffield, Crowmer, CULPEPPER, Culwen, Cupman, Currie, Curwen, Cusse
d'Aiga, d'Auxerre, d'Est, Dabernon, Daisnel, Daly/Dailey, Dalbury, Dalyngridge, Dammartin, Dandridge, Dapifer, Darcy, Darley, DARRELL, DAVENPORT, Davilliers, DAWTREY, Deacon, Degai, de la Ferte, de Loches, d'Eu, Delahay, de Lilse, Dene, DENNIS, Denston, Denzile, Derwentwater, Despane, Despencer, DEVEREAUX, Digby, Digges, d'Oilly, d'Ostragothie, Donne, Dorset, Douglas, Dowbney, Dowsett, DRAKE, Drew, Dronsfield, Drury, Duckworth, Dunford, Dunstanville, Duston
Eaton (Eyton), Edon, Edwards, Egisheim, Ellacot, Elleker, Elliot, Ellis, Emeley, Enfertez, Engaine, England, English, Erghom, Erneley, Essington, Evans, Everard, Everton, Ewilley, Eyncourt, EYRE, Eynon
Fairfax, Falaise, Farnfold, Farrington, Farway, Faucigny, Fauconer, Faulk, Fearon, Felton, Fendigaid, Fermin, Ferrers, Ferroleus, Ferte, Field, Fielderin, Fiennes, Filby, Fineaux, FINCH, Finn, Fir, Fitz Aldecinder, Fitz Alan, Fitz Elie, Fitz Geoffrey, Fitz Gerald, Fitz Gilbert, Fitz Hamon, Fitz Hubert, Fitz John, Fitz Liulf, Fitz Maurice, Fitz Orne, Fitz Osbern, Fitz Osbert, Fitz Payn, Fitz Piers, Fitz Reinfrid, Fitz Richard, Fitz Robert, Fitz Siguf, Fitz Stannard, FItz-Urse, Fitz Walter, Fitz Ward, FitzWarin, Fitz William, Flaitel, Flamville, Flanders, Flèche, Fleming, FOLJAMBE, Fontaines, Forneals/Fourneau, Forte, Fortescue, Fortis, Fox, Francis, Franconia, Franke, Frankley, Frise, Frizen, Frugi, Furnival
Gage, Gam, Gambon, Gammel, GAMBRELL, Ganelon, Gant, Garfield, GARLAND, Garrettson, GASCOIGNE/GASOCNY, Gatinais, Gatton, Gauntlett, Gaux, Gay, Geneva, Geneville, George, Gerbridge, Germanicus, Germond, Gernet, Gernon, Gernon, Gerston, Gilbert, GIbun, Giffard/Gifford, Gigges, Gilbert, Giles, Gilford, Gillebrand, Glas, Glinn, Goodacre, Gometz, Gordiana, Gournay, Goz, Greene, Grenville, GREY/GRAY, Greymantle (Grisgonelle), Greystoke, Grippon, Guyet, Gwarindee, Gwent, Gwis, Gyney
Hainault, Hale, Halswell, Hamlin, Hanchford, Hankeford, Hankins, Hanmer, Harcourt, Hardreshull, Harlinge, Harrington, Hartley, Harvey, Harylyungrugge, Hasket, Hastings, Hasyk, Hastings, Hatch, Hatfield, Hatton, Haujo, Hauteville, Hawardene, Haworth, Haye, Hayles, Heckstall, Heigham, Heldebrand, Helpuin, Heneage, Hendower, Hendriksen, Hensley, Herbert, Heriz, Herling, HERRING, Hertzog, Hesbaye, Hesdon/Hesdin, Hester, Hieme, Hill, Hinchley, Hindley, Hinnant, Hobart, Holbrook, Holliwell, Holmes, Hollowell, Holtby, Hoo, Hopkins, Howard, Howe, Hrotildis, Huddlestone, Huise, Hulme, Hunt, Huntingdon/Huntington, Huntley, Hussey, Hynson
Ince (d'), Ingelrica, Inglethorpe, Insula, Irwin, Ivry
Jacobs, Jacques, James, Jansen, Jennings, Jermy, JERNIGAN, Johnson, Jolly, Jones, JORDAN, Joyner
Keats, Keeling, Kelloway, Kelverton, Kelway, Kemys, Kendall, Kerdeveston, Kerneys, Kevelioc, Kingsley, Kingston, Kirkham, Kirkpatrick, Kitson, Kniveton
LACY, Ladyman, Landon, Lane, Laybourne/Leybourne/Leyburn, Leakes, Leez, Legh, Leigh, Lens, Leteham, Libo, Lincoln, Lisle, Lloyd, Lombardie, Londonia, Londres, Long, Longespee, Longina, Longvale, Lott, Loudham, Loundres, Louvain, Loveday, Lovell, Lowel, Lowther, Lucas, Lucerne, Lucy, Ludlow, Lupus, LUSIGNAN, Luvetot, Luzarche, Lygon, Lynde
Maatenloch, MacAengusa, MacAlpin, mac Causantin, Macclesfield, MacConaire, MacCrinan, MacEarca, MacEchach, MacEochaid, MacFiachrach, MacKenneth, MacKinnon (McKinnon), MacLean (McLean, McLain), MacMelesius, MacSween, McEachern, McEachin, Maasgau, Mabelthorpe, Malherbe, Malemains, Mafiant, Magupat, Maine (du), Makernes, Malesours, Mallet, Malyns, Mandeville, Mannock, Manvers, Manwaring, Manworthy, Marais, Marci, Marciana, Marius, Marley, Marmion, Marshall, Marsham, Martel, MARTIN, Massy, Mathew, Mathis, Maudlin, Mauduit, Maurienne, Maurwood, Mauteby, Mechines, Meinell, Mercaton, Merovec (Morevia), Meschines, Metz, Meulan, Middleton, Might, Miles, Mills, Mittara, Mobberley/Moberly, Mochate, Mohun, Molelyns, Mollins, Mondidier, Montagu, Montdidier, Montfaucon, Montfort, Montgomery, Monthermer, Monthery, Moore, Mor, MORGAN, Morinie, Morley, Mormaer, Mortaigne, Mortain, Mortimer, Morvois, Mose, Moton, Moule, Moyle, Mowbray, Mundubleil, Muinreamhar, Murdock, Musard, Musgrave, Musseen, Musters, Myles, Myrgingas
Namur, Nanscoyk, Nason, Naylor, Neeunknown, Neufmarche/Newmarch, Neville, Newby, Nicholson, Nightingale, Nonant, Normandville, NORRIS, Norton, Norwood, Notley, Notten
Oberheingau, Offord/Ufford, Oilley, Oldcastle, Oliver, O'Neill, Ong/Onge, Orkney, Orleans, Osborne, Osorkon, Ossory, Ostrogoth, Owain/Owen
Pabenham, Page, Palmer, Palmes, Pantolf/Pantulf, Parlys, Pastor, Patterson, Paulett, Paunton, Payne, Paynell, PEARSON, Peavy, Pechere, Pembridge, Pennington, Perche, Percy, Peureux, Peverell, Phillip, Phineas, Pichford, Pickering, Picquigny, Pierrepont, Pigot, Pilkington, Pincerna, Pierrepont, Pitres, Plantagenet, Playse, Plessis (de), Poher, Pointers, Poitiers, Poncius, Pontaudemer, Pont-Audemer, Ponthieu, Poole, Pother, Powell, Powys, Poyntz, Preaux, Prideaux, Pritchard, Pritlowe, Pudens, Purdon, Pydel
Rabacy, Radynden, Ragon, Rainville, Ralfe/Rolf, Ramsay, Rayne, Redisham, Redvers/Reviers, Reed, Reeves, Regate, Reginald, Reilly, Rempston/Rempstone, Rethel, Reyney, Rhadamsades, Rhescuporis, Rhoemetalces, Ri Fénnid, Ridware, Rie, Ries/Rhys, Rieux, Rigglesworth, Rivers, Roberts, Roche, Rockley, Rogers, Romaich, Romney, Roper, Ros, Rose, Roucy, Rouen, Rowland, Rumilly, Rus, Russell, Ruth, Rye/Rie
Saer, SACKVILLE, Salerne, Salemon, Saluzzo, Salvito, Sampson, Sancta-Maria, Sandbach, Sandwich, Sans, Sarnesfield, Savoy, Saxe, Say/Saye, Scaevola, Schelde, Scobhill, Scot, Scrope, Sebrell, Segrave, Selwinge, Sen, Senlis, Seward, Seymour, Sharington, Sharply, Shelton, Sherburne, Shurland, Silver, Smith, Snecke, Snelgrove, Soligny, Somerton, Somery, Souabe, Sparke, Spring, St. Aubyn, St. Hillary, ST. JOHN, St. Liz, St. Michael, St. Omer, St. Phillibert, St. Valery, Stackpole, Stafford, Stanhow, Standing, Stafford, Stapleton, Starnes, Steel, Stevens, Stigand, Stoughenborough, Strange, Street, STRICKLAND, Stuart, Stuteville, Sudeley, Suevie, Sully, Sumrall, Swale
Talbot, Taillebois,Taillifer, Tankerville, Tempest, Terrell, Terrington, Thatcher, Theray, Therouanne, Thomas, Thornhill, Thornton, Trafford, Throckmorton, Thursby, Todd, Toeni, Tontnes, Toriton, Torres, Toscanda, Tosny, Touchet, Toulouse, Tountesse, Tourney, Towers, TOWNSEND, Toxandrie, Tracy, Tregago, Tremayle, Treverbyn, Treves, Trivet, Trussell, Turberville, Tunstall, Turner,Turstain, Tyringham
Ufford/Offord, Umfreville, Underwood, Upfold, Uvedale
Vache, Vains, Valletort, Valoi/Valois, van Oost, van Vorst, var der Laen, Vaudemont, Vaughn, VAUX (de), Venables, Verdin, Veer, Vergy, Vermandois, Verdon, Vernon, Verus, Veteripont, Vieilles, Vilechen, Villiers, Vintzgau, Vis-de-Lou, Vitre, Vladimirovna, Vold, von Altdorf, von Fezensac, von Koln, von Sachsen, von Weimar, von Westphalia, von Wormsgau, von Zürichgau
Wade, Wadlbyf, Wafre, Wake, Wakehurst, Walcot, Waldegrave, Waleries, Walker, Wall, Wallesborrow, Walley, Wallfurlong, Wallis, Walsheis, Walter, Walwyn, Wardeaux, Warenne, Warren, Washbourne, WATERHOUSE, Watheby, Welch/Welsh, Welles, Welling, Wentworth, West, Westerburg, Westingthorpe, Westgoten, Westover, Webb, Whale, Wheaton, Whitfield, Whitley, WHITMORE, WHITNEY, Whittington, Whorwood, Widness, Wigmore, Wilder, Williams, Wilson, Winchester, WINDHAM, Wisgothie, Withers, Wolfe, Wolterton, Wood, Woodborough Woodcock, Workington, WREY, Wyatt, Wychingham, Wydeville, Wykes, Wyman
Yale, Yeo, Yeovilton/Yelverton, Yermouth,Yieldhall, York
The generations of grandparents really grow a BIG family tree!