Sunday, November 04, 2007

Question from Cat - Lower-class Tudor surnames

Hi, I'm a year 4 teacher and we are about to start our history topic about famous Tudors and Tudor life. I want to give my children a Tudor name and job and base some role play/drama around this and was wondering if anyone can give me any good surnames that were common during this time?? I'm going to do a mixture of upper and lower class - I've got some famous Tudor names for the upper class characters, but am a bit stuck with names for the lower classes! I need about 8 names.
Thanks f

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

My daughter and I have been researching our family history (like countless others)and have got back to 1542 when our ancester Henry Spackman was born in Wiltshire.

His son, Ambrose Spackman, was born in 1585 and his occupation is listed as a Yeoman.

The other children all appear to be Farm Labourers.

Hope this helps

sunray's wench said...

I do wish the previous contributor had not been anonymous, as I too have Henry and Ambrose Spackman in my family tree! They seem to have been a well established family in Wiltshire.

I hope your class went well :)