Saturday, March 26, 2011

Surname Saturday - Peverelle, Peverelli

For my first ever Surname Saturday, I have chosen one of my less common surnames - Peverelle or Peverelli.

My great grandmother was Thelma Peverelle. She was born in 1904 in Ontario, Canada. In another post I'll tell the story of how she ended up meeting my great grandfather.

Her father was Lewis Henry Peverelle, and he was born in Birmingham, England in 1865.

Lewis Henry Peverelle's father was Louis/Lewis Peverelle born in 1842 also in Birmingham, England.

It is easy to see how people made the assumption that these Peverelle's were related to the Peverel's around England, such as the ones from Peverel castle.

But the truth is that Lewis Peverelle's father was Lewis Anthony Joseph Napoleon Peverelle who was born under the name Luigi Guiseppe Antonio Napoleone Peverelli in 1804 in Lombardy, Italy.

His parents are so far unknown to me.

I have made contact on Facebook and via message boards with many other Peverelle/Peverelli's but have not been able to connect "my" Lewis born in 1804 to the many other Peverelli's in the same area of Italy.

Truth be told, I haven't yet fully explored this line, as its in Italy, and not as easy as many of my other lines.