all the same
I am in the middle of 'doing' the family history and have got to English- decent Roman Wall stuff which was built and maintained by the ---French.
I have got to Ireland and they went to--- Scotland. Confusing though it is, they changed their name in the midst of raising a family from Paton to Pattinson. My father's side is predictable except for one hiccup. There is tiny little village and one or two families called Atkinson. One of the later family's progeny is someone called Rowan Sebastian Atkinson.
My wife's is even more bizarre as it contains such names as 'Big Ears' and the lovely Camilla and - if you are still with me, Alice in Wonderland.
I have missed the Welsh out but in the 'tree' I did work out roughly when I must have been conceived. If timings are reasonable, it was North Wales.
Like Malcolm- I rest my suitcase.