Topic: French Castles, Names and Provinces.
posted 12-09-2003 06:50 AM
I'm researching my family tree and I've got a puzzle I'd like to work out. My french ancestors were nobility and moved to Durham County, England about the time of the revolution. They anglisised their name when they moved, so I don't know the orginal spelling. They owned a castle in France ...
The surname is DABRON.
The children of Robert and Ann (maiden name: Hardy) Dabron are:
Thomas Hardy Dabron
Rhoda Dabron (married name Fletcher)
Does anyone know of French castles, provinces, nobility, etc similar to DABRON? Do you have any sugestions?
I presume that the 'D' in Dabron may refer to the french de or d' (of) so I have made a list of names which may relate. I haven't researched into these families yet ...
Any help would be much appreciated. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
posted 12-09-2003 07:26 AM
All I found is two geographical names: Toury-sur-Abron and Lourcy-sur-Abron, two villages in France, but I don't know where exactly. Abron is therefor most probabaly a small river, and the name «d'Abron» could be related to it. Maybe you should also look for «Daubron», «Aubronne» or »Debron».
posted 12-10-2003 04:26 PM
A check on your name 'Dabon', showed it existed in France in the early 1700's. In various areas.
The name also existed in Engalnd at that time. All in Southern England, none in the North. Mainly in Surrey, around the town/village of 'Choban' !
It all also existed in Cornwall in the 1500's, though the spelling is slightly different .. Debron,Dobon, Dobbon etc.
Surrey and the village of Choban would be better place to start rather than France or the North of England, unless you have some sure-fire proof to do so. Though the family may have moved North (or some of it) say, in the later 19thC.