What is a One-Name Study?
“A one-name study is a project researching all occurrences of a surname, as opposed to a particular pedigree (ancestors of one person) or descendancy (descendants of one person or couple).” This definition is that used by the Guild of One-Name Studies of which I am a member
The "vision" for the GRAY/GREY one-name study is that there is a body of knowledge defining the origins of the GRAY/GREY name, how the name spread across the globe, the family trees, where the names occur now and how it differs from other names.
The goals are those I aim to reach over the coming year, these are:
- Bring together appropriate toolsets to support the study.
- Collect Data: continue the UK data collection and start that for the USA.
- Synthesise families: continue the work on the families in Yorkshire (England).
- Integrate this study with DNA studies.
- Report on progress.
This part of the site starts by describing the Aim of the study then looks at the Approach I have taken. The section on Reports describes how the study is progressing and its results. The Name Variants being studied are then listed before the Origins of The Name are discussed. A look at the Famous GRAYs precedes the body of the site. The Data is followed Analysis before the final page - a list of Links.
I am very keen to help people who are looking at their GRAY or GREY family histories - a separate page describes how I aim to work Helping Others.