Places

Information about particular places that are relevant to the surname/s.

Devonshire – Clotted Cream, Cider, and Shipbuilding.

Another English county in which Tickles and Tickells were found is Devon, formerly called Devonshire. It is mostly rural, with hills, coastal cliffs, and sandy beaches. About 25% of the county is heath or moorland, providing rough grazing. There are two large areas of open moorland that are now National Parks – Dartmoor and Exmoor …

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What Became of These Cornish Lads in California?

During the 19th century, about a quarter of a million people left Cornwall searching for a better life overseas. Many of them were miners, facing unemployment as first copper mining, then tin mining, collapsed. This is the story of the two sons of John and Grace Tickle, who were among those who emigrated. John & …

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