Jaywick Martello Tower: The History of Surnames

Discover how our names have evolved over time with this talk at the Tower

Charlie Haylock will be at the Tower to talk about the Anglo-Saxon and Viking by-names and nicknames we had prior to the Norman Conquest. He will explain how and why surnames were introduced by the Normans, how they evolved after the Domesday Book in 1086AD, and the disruption it caused the English. Charlie will then enlighten us on the different types of various surnames, and give us their origins, their meanings and their derivation.

Tickets are £2.00 per talk or pay for all five talks in advance and get the final talk free. Refreshments provided.

Event details


October 20, 2023


11:00am - 12:00pm


£2.00 per talk (or pay for all five talks in advance and get the final talk free!)

Who for?

For adults


Jaywick Martello Tower

The Promenade, Belsize Ave, Clacton-on-Sea,, Essex, England, CO15 2LF

How to book

Pay on the door

Please note

Refreshments are provided

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