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Rick Aindow Genealogy


Would you like to have your family history written for you and published into an heirloom book or manuscript for your family? or do you have a relative that you would like to have their story written for the rest of the family to enjoy?

Names. Everyone has one, most people have a vague idea what their own means, but few give them much more thought. The study of names is called onomastics, a field which touches on linguistics, history, anthropology, psychology, sociology, philology and much more. When people refer to the "meaning of a name", they are most likely referring to the etymology, which is the original literal meaning. A family tree should include the social history of your family.

Rick Aindow started researching his family history in 1998 when he found out that his AINDOW line were descendants of the Vikings who settled on the north west coast of Lancashire, England having left Ireland in the 9th century. The village was called Formby after the Viking leader Fornbei, it is famous for it's red squirrels and natterjack toads and is situated between Liverpool to the south and Southport to the north.
The Aindow family in the village of Formby were well known in the 1800's as the crew of the first ever lifeboat in Britain and probably the world!

Formby asparagus is world famous, and the AINDOW family were involved in it's cultivation, Some say that Formby asparagus was eaten on board the Titanic over 100 years ago!

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