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Searching for images of surname signs

Sue Honoré

Photos of Surnames on Signs/Shops/Vans

We need help. As part of our upcoming book on Oxfordshire surnames we want clear images of certain surnames shown on a shop, a van, a street sign or elsewhere. High quality images needed (at least 1MB tiff or jpeg file) – ideally a closeup of the name, not of the whole van/shop. Please get the property owner’s written permission to use the photograph for a book.

Names we especially want are: Ayres/Ayris; Beckinsale; Blay/Bleay; Calcutt; Dix; Drinkwater; Edgington; Eeles; Harris; Howse/House; Lardner; Quarterman(i)n(e); Townsend; Tuckwell; Upstone; Wiggins; Wing; Yates.

Also we are still looking for older photos of shops, delivery horse and cart etc. related to any well-known Oxfordshire surnames. Please ensure you have copyright permission.

Any photo used will be acknowledged in the book.

Send images to: with your contact details and a description.

Thank you!


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