TALK: What’s in a Name?

Monday 27th January, 7.45pm, Small Hall, East Croydon United Reformed Church.

A talk by Ian Payne. Based on my personal researches, we discover the origin of ‘Ian Garryk’. Then we look at my father, the perfect English gentleman, but documents in the loft prove otherwise. Why was the name changed to Payne? DNA reveals a second cousin which leads to Szreńsk in the Russian Pale of Settlement thence to Polish and Russian birth and marriage certificates with translation pitfalls and a surprising outcome.

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