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Recorded in the spellings of Radcliff, Radcliffe, Ratcliffe, Radclyffe, and Radecliffe, this surname is of pre 7th century English origins. It is a locational name from the various places in England such as the villages of Ratcliffe in the counties of Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, Radcliffe in Lancashire and Nottinghamshire, Redcliffe in Bristol and Warwickshire, Radclive in Buckinghamshire, and Rathclyffe and Rathcliffes in the county of Devon. The place name and hence the later surname, derives from the Old English word 'read' meaning red plus 'clif' meaning a cliff or sometimes a riverbank. The surname is very early and dates from the late 12th Century (see below)...

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LOIS CHRISTENSEN

noticed you mentioned photos of Felix Ratcliffe and Anne Ratcliffe Dixon at the top of thee messages.They would be my uncle and aunt and would love to have a copy of either of their photos and am willing to pay for same. Thank you.

LOIS CHRISTENSEN

STILL LOOKING FOR WILLIAM RATCLIFFE AND MATILDA CURTIS WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN BORN IN 1780'S IN ENGLAND. HAD ONE SON, JAMES, BORN IN 1806 AND MARRIED ELIZABETH GREENLEES. i WOULD TO HAVE VERIFICATION OF JAMES BIRTH, WILLIAM AND MATILDA'S BIRTHS, MARRIAGE AND DEATH INFORMATION. CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHERE TO LOOK FOR THIS INFORMATION. ALSO WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A COPY OF A PHOTO OF FELIX RATCLIFFE AND ANN RATCLIFFE DIXON, AM MORE THAN WILLING TO PAY FOR THESE THINGS THANKS TO ANHONE WHO AN HELP ME. Lois lgc877@aol.com

LOIS CHRISTENSEN

:lOOKING FOR MY GGGGRANDPARENTS, wILLIAM rATCLIFFE AND mATILDA CURTIS. THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN BORN IN THE LATE 1700'S IN LANCASHIRE OR YORKSHIRE. iN 1805 THEY SUPPOSEDLY MARRIED AND HAD ONE SON, jAMRS WHO WAS BORN IN 1806. mAY NOT HAVE MARRIED - I HAVE NO PROOF. i CAN FIND SEVERAL WILLIAM RATCLIFFE'S IN THAT TIME FRAME BUT CAN FIND NO PROOF AS O WHICH ONE IT IT. fROM MY ONLY EXTENDED FAMILY THERE ARE SEVERAL MENTIONED - WITH THREE OR FOUR POSSIBLE PARENTS........WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHICH wILLIAM IS MINE. I NEED VERIFICATION ON WHICH ONE AND WHICH SET OF PARENTS ARE THE RIGHT ONES. i THINK THAT MATILDA CURTIS ' PARENTS MIGHT BE JAMES AND MARY BUT AGAIN NO PROOF. cAN ANY ONE HELP ME.

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My name is Millie. I live in Houston, Texas. I dream of someday visiting Ireland. I am blessed to have an autobiography of my gggg grandfather, James Potter Collins. The name of the book is Autobiography of a Revolutionary Soldier. He fought in the American Revolution at the Battle of Cowpens and the Battle of Kings Mountain (South Carolina and North Carolina). In the opening chapter he states that his grandparents were Charles Collins and Susannah Radlciffe of Waterford. That is all I know - and I would love to know more. In particular - to communicate with someone who has these same gggggg grandparents would be a dream come true. Oh, and I don't know about the distinction between Radcliffe and Ratcliffe...same or different family

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