Relf & Variants Data Project

Between the various members of the International Relf Society over 120,000 records of the Relf name and its variants exist. This includes all the births, marriages and deaths from 1837 to 2002, a large number of entries from the IGI and various Vital Record Index entries. At present only civil marriage records for England and Wales for the period 1837 to 1919 are held in the Relf archive. Access to the archives can be made through the Members Area page.

Relf & Variants DNA Project

In 2009 a DNA project was started. Initially the Y-DNA of five male volunteers representing five separate RELF/RELPH/RALPH family’s. In 2019 the RELF Y-DNA project was setup  in https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/relf/about,  (please visit the site). The project has been evolving very rapidly since then with more participants joining the project.

we are looking for males with the RELF or variant to take the Y-DNA and Ancestry test and females who has a RELF or variant in their Ancestors to take the Ancestry test to build on our data in the International RELF Society. Ancestry test can be downloaded by a RAW file and can be uploaded to the following sites, Family Tree DNA, MyHeritage, LivingDNA Find My Past  & GEDmatch

If you would like to take a DNA test, please contact the DNA Co-ordinator. Access to the DNA project can be made through the Members Area page.

Website

The primary intention of the Web site is initially to spread the ‘RELF’ word and encourage new members.For those who having once visited the site – be sure to check back from time to time as the site should be updated on a regular basis.

Website designed and developed by Matthew Bell & updated by Peter H T Relph

Interests

The Surnames listed here are of families related by marriage to members of the International Relf Society. The surnames are married to a RELF, or RELF variant, names are followed by the place of the marriage.

ACKHURST, Faversham KEN; ADAMS, Juarez MEX; AKEHURST, Battle SSX; ALLITT, Wembley MDX; ANDREWS, Cranbrook KEN; ARCHARD, London; ATKINS, Brightling SSX; ATTWOOD, Newington, Sittingbourne, KEN; AVERY, Burwash SSX; AXELL, Beckley SSX.

BAKER, —; BAKER, Rotherfield SSX; BAKER, Salehurst SSX; BALDOCK, Sissinghurst KEN; BALLARD, Deptford KEN; BALLARD, KEN; BARFOOT, Isleworth MDX; BARKER, Brentford MDX; BARNES, —; BARNES, Wigton CUL; BARROW, Burwash SSX; BARROW, Eastbourne SSX; BATHURST, Cranbrook KEN; BAUMANN, Fallon NV USA; BELL, —; BELL, Portland Downs QLD US; BELLSHAM, Shoreditch; BENNETT, Billericay ESS?; BENTZ, Monterey CA USA; BERRY, —; BLACK, Plaistow; BLEDSOE, Lexington, KY; BLORE, Smethwick STS; BORMAN, Burwash SSX; BOYLE, —; BRADNAM, Eastbourne SSX; BRAY, Framfield SSX; BRIDGE, Cranbrook KEN; BRIDGES, Boughton u Blean; BRIDGLAND, Benenden KEN; BRIDGLAND, Cranbrook KEN; BRISBANE, Bermondsey LND; BROOK, East Barming KEN; BROWN, Thanet KEN; BUCKLAND, Maidstone KEN; BURCHETT, Cranbrook KEN; BURNS, Alabama, USA; BUSS(Ann), Brightling SSX; BUSS(Thos), Brightling SSX; BUTLER, Gillingham KEN.

CAMPBELL, —; CANE, Brighton SSX; CARR, Sydney AUS; CARSE, Newcastle-on-Tyne; CARTER, Plumstead; CASEY, Sydney AUS; CHALKER, —; CHAMBERS, England; CHANDLER, Dagenham ESS; CHANDLER, Tonbridge KEN; CHAPMAN, —; CHAPMAN, Eastbourne SSX; CHAPMAN, Southwark LND; CHEALL, Brightling SSX; CHESMOND, —; CHISLETT, Sydney AUS; CHURCH, Brightling SSX; CLARK, Superior, WI; CLARK(E), Ringmer SSX; CLARKE, Sissinghurst KEN; CLAYTON, Mottingham; COLLINS, Burwash SSX; COOK, Croydon; COOKE, Fairlight SSX; CORDALL, Northfleet KEN; COX, —; CRAWLEY, Edmonton; CROFT, Brightling SSX; CROUCH, —; CROWHURST, Marylebone; CUTHBERT, —.

DADSWELL, Uckfield SSX; DANIELS, England; DANIELS, Frindsbury KEN; DANN, Ireby CUL (?); DARRINGTON, Stillwater, MN; DATSON, Snodland, KEN; DAW, SSX (?); De GUINOMES, New Orleans, LA; DEARING, Salehurst SSX; DELVES, Tonbridge KEN; DILLON, Palmerston Nth NZ; DOWNHAM, Brighton SSX; DUFFIN, Lambeth LND.

EDWARDS, Hawkhurst KEN; ELDRIDGE, Eastbourne SSX; ELLIOT, —; EVANS, Toronto CAN.

FALCONER, Chelmsford ESS; FENNING, Wittersham KEN; FEUSOME, Maidstone KEN; FITNESS, Tudley & Capel KEN; FLEMING, Oil City PA USA; FLYNN, Plaistow ESS; FOORD, Hooe SSX; FORSAITH, —; FOWLE, Burwash SSX; FOWLE, Cranbrook KEN; FOWLER, Eastbourne SSX; FRENCH, Hastings SSX; FROMINGS, Mayfield SSX; FULLER, Frindesbury KEN; FULLER, Staplehurst; FURNESS, Walthamstow LND.

GARRATT, Rochester KEN; GIBSON, —; GIBSON, Brisbane  QLD AUS; GILBERT, Eastbourne SSX; GLADMAN, Barking ESS; GOODERHAM, —; GOODSELL, Sandhurst; GREGORY, Gravesend KEN; GREY, Hawkhurst KEN; GROOMFIELD, Speldhurst.

HABBERFlELD, Poole DOR; HAHN, Summit NJ USA; HALL, Wigton CUL; HANAVAN, Niagara ONT CAN; HARDING, Bucks; HARMAN, Withyham SSX; HASLEM, Wellington NZ; HAWKlNS, Cranbrook KEN; HAYWARD, Cranbrook KEN; HELM, Wards River NSW AUS; HENERY, Plumstead; HIGHLAND, Framfield SSX; HINWOOD, Llandudno BRE; HOAD, Brightling SSX; HOLDSTOCK, Wittersham KEN; HOLLAND, —; HOLLOCK, Mayfield SSX ?; HOLMES, Croydon; HOOK, Ightham SSX; HOOK, Penhurst SSX; HOWELL, West Firle SSX; HOWES, St Paul, MN; HUGHES, Llandudno BRE; HUGHES, Sydney AUS; HUNWlCK, Hamilton NZ; HYLAND, Framfield SSX.

JEFFERY, —; JENNINGS, N.Carolina, USA; JOHNSON, Burwash SSX; JOHNSON, Tenterden KEN; JOHNSTON, Chautauqua NY USA; JONES, Chester; JONES, Dartford KEN; JONES, East Ham ESS; JONES, Palmerston Nth NZ; JONES, Tunbridge Wells KEN.

KEMP, —; KERRY, Tooting LND; KING, —; KING, Burwash SSX; KING, NZ; KING, Toronto CAN.

LAMB, Bishopsgate; LARKIN, —; LAW, Alabama, USA; LAWRENCE, Hawkhurst KEN; LAY, Bethnal Green; LAYTE, Denham BKM; Le FEURVE, Richmond ONT CAN; LEWIS, Newcastle NSW AUS; LLOYD, Southwark LND; LODGE, Bromley KEN; LOVE, Benenden  KEN; LUCAS, Tonbridge KEN; LUCK, Heathfield SSX; LUFF, Lambeth LND; LYE, Burwash SSX.

MACKLEDEN, —; MAHONY, Bow LND; MAINARD, Benenden KEN; MARCHANT, Dallington SSX; MARSH, Northfleet KEN; MARTIN, Malling, KEN; MASTERS, Buladelah NSW AUS; MAYNARD, —; MEWiTT, Brightling SSX; MILES, Sevenoaks KEN; MITCHELL, Pimlico; MONAGHAN, New Jersey USA; MOON, —; MOORE, Regina SAS CAN; MOREHOUSE, Bathhurst AUS; MORRIS, Framfield SSX; MOSELEY, Redlands CA USA; MUIR, Norbury LND.

NAPTON, Boulton by Derby; NASH, Etchingham SSX; NICHOLLS, —; NIND, Hornchurch ESS; NORFOLK, Lambeth LND; NUNN, Stockwell LND.

OWEN, —.

PACHOUD, Rotorua NZ; PAGE, Ashford KEN; PAGE, Bundaberg QLD AUS; PAGE, St Albans HRT; PANKHURST, Eltham LND; PARKER, Medmenham BKM; PARKER, West Tarring SSX; PARSONS, Heathfield SSX; PELLET, Bodiam SSX; PENFOLD, —; POWELL, St Saviour SRY; PRATTEN, Newbury BKS; PRITCHETT, Poole DOR; PUNT, Southwark LND.

QUENNELL, Kennington LND.

RANDLES, Liverpool; REAY, Holme Cultram CUL; RICHARDSON, Brighton SSX; RIDING, Liverpool; RIPLEY, Catford LND; RIX, Holt NFK; ROBERTSON, Alabama, USA; ROBI(N)SON, CAN; ROGERS, Bovingdon, HRT; ROKER, Hackney; ROOK, Boughton u Blean; ROOTS, South Weald ESS; ROSS, —; RUSSELL, Crowhurst SSX.

SANDERS, Hunton, KEN; SAWYER, N.Carolina, USA; SAXBY, Framfield SSX; SCOTT, Bethnal Green; SENDALL, Stratford LND; SHADICK, Gravesend KEN; SHEARING, Gt Yarmouth NFK; SILBY, Kaponga NZ; SIMMONS, Gillingham; SIMMONS, Shoreditch; SINGER, Luddesdown KEN; SKELLlE, Chautauqua NY USA; SKINNER, Tunbridge Wells KEN; SMITH, Birmingham; SMITH, Faversham KEN; SMITH, Folkstone KEN; SMITH, Hawkhurst KEN; SMITH, Mile End LND; SMITH, Rottingdean SSX; SMITH, Shoreditch; SMITH, Sydney AUS; SMITH, Sydney AUS; SMITHSON, N.Carolina, USA; SNEESBY, Sydney, AUS; SOUGHTON, Sandhurst, KEN; SOWTON, Sandhurst, KEN; SPENDlFF, Dover, KEN; SPRINGETT, St Luke MDX; STACE, Bodiam SSX; STANGER, Frindsbury KEN; STEWART, Alabama, USA; STICKNEY, Englewood, NV; STONESTREET, Battle SSX; STONESTREET, Burwash SSX; STONESTREET, Tonbridge KEN; STOREY, Lee KEN; STRINGER, Croydon SRY; SUNNOCKS, Northfleet KEN; SWATLAND, Benenden KEN; SWATLING, Benenden KEN; SYMINGTON, Long Island NY USA.

TAYLOR, —; TAYLOR, Lambeth LND; TAYLOR, N.Carolina, USA; TAYLOR, Shoreditch; TOOBY, Stourbridge WOR; TOSDEVINE, Chester; TUBB, Christchurch NZ; TURK, Sandhurst KEN; TURLEY, Headcorn KEN.

UPHAM, Bow LND.

VAUGHAN, Strood, KEN; VOYSEY, East Ham.

WAGHORN, Brenchley; WAGHORN, Brightling SSX; WAKEFORD, —; WARD, Hebburn NTH; WARD, Knockholt KEN; WARE, Hawkhurst KEN; WATSON, Battle SSX; WEBB, Benenden KEN; WEBB, Catford LND; WELDHAM, Brenchley; WELLS, E.Peckham KEN; WENDT, Logan QLD AUS; WENDT, QLD, AUS; WENMAN, Benenden KEN; WESTON, Burwash SSX; WHAPHAM, —; WHATLEY, London; WHATMAN, Cranbrook KEN; WHEELER, Gravesend KEN; WHITE, Cranbrook KEN; WHITE, Gravesend KEN; WHlBLEY, —; WICKENS, Rotherfield/Framfield; WICKENS, Sandhurst; WIELAND, Paddington LND; WILDING, Tishurst; WILES, Tishurst; WILLARD, Hunton; WINDIATE, Gravesend KEN; WINTER, Heathfield SSX; WlCKENDEN, Wadhurst; WlLKES, Birmingham; WOLDHAM, Brenchley; WOOD, Burwash SSX; WOODLEY, Oxford OXF; WYKES, Crowhurst.

YATES, Rockingham VA USA.

The following list contains the same names as above, but is sorted by the place of the marriage to a RELF.

[Place not specified]: BAKER,  BARNES, BELL, BERRY, BOYLE, CAMPBELL, CHALKER, CHAPMAN,  CHESMOND, COX, CROUCH, CUTHBERT, ELLIOT, FORSAITH, GIBSON, GOODERHAM, HOLLAND, JEFFERY, KEMP, KING, LARKIN, MACKLEDEN, MAYNARD, MOON, NICHOLLS, OWEN, PENFOLD, ROSS, TAYLOR, WAKEFORD, WHAPHAM, WHlBLEY.

Alabama: USA, BURNS, LAW, ROBERTSON, STEWART.

Ashford KEN: PAGE.

Barking ESS: GLADMAN.

Bathhurst AUS: MOREHOUSE.

Battle SSX: AKEHURST, STONESTREET, WATSON.

Beckley SSX: AXELL.

Benenden  KEN: LOVE,  BRIDGLAND, MAINARD, SWATLAND, SWATLING, WEBB, WENMAN.

Bermondsey LND: BRISBANE.

Bethnal Green: LAY, SCOTT.

Billericay ESS?: BENNETT.

Birmingham: SMITH, WlLKES.

Bishopsgate: LAMB.

Bodiam SSX: PELLET, STACE.

Boughton u Blean: BRIDGES, ROOK.

Boulton by Derby: NAPTON.

Bovingdon, HRT: ROGERS.

Bow LND: MAHONY, UPHAM.

Brenchley: WAGHORN, WELDHAM, WOLDHAM.

Brentford MDX: BARKER.

Brightling SSX: ATKINS, BUSS(Ann), BUSS(Thos), CHEALL, CHURCH, CROFT, HOAD, MEWITT, WAGHORN.

Brighton SSX: CANE, DOWNHAM, RICHARDSON.

Brisbane  QLD AUS: GIBSON.

Bromley KEN: LODGE.

Bucks: HARDING.

Buladelah NSW AUS: MASTERS.

Bundaberg QLD AUS PAGE.

Burwash SSX: AVERY, BARROW, BORMAN, COLLINS, FOWLE, JOHNSON, KING, LYE, STONESTREET, WESTON, WOOD.

CAN: ROBI(N)SON.

Catford LND: RIPLEY, WEBB.

Chautauqua NY USA :JOHNSTON, SKELLlE.

Chelmsford ESS: FALCONER.

Chester: JONES, TOSDEVINE.

Christchurch NZ:  TUBB.

Cranbrook KEN: ANDREWS, BATHURST, BRIDGE, BRIDGLAND, BURCHETT, FOWLE, HAWKlNS, HAYWARD, WHATMAN, WHITE.

Crowhurst: WYKES.

Crowhurst SSX: RUSSELL.

Croydon: COOK, HOLMES.

Croydon SRY: STRINGER.

Dagenham ESS: CHANDLER.

Dallington SSX: MARCHANT.

Dartford KEN: JONES.

Denham BKM: LAYTE.

Deptford KEN: BALLARD.

Dover, KEN: SPENDlFF.

E.Peckham KEN: WELLS.

East Barming KEN: BROOK.

East Ham: VOYSEY.

East Ham ESS: JONES.

Eastbourne SSX: BARROW, BRADNAM, CHAPMAN, ELDRIDGE, FOWLER, GILBERT.

Edmonton: CRAWLEY.

Eltham LND: PANKHURST.

England: CHAMBERS, DANIELS.

Englewood, NV: STICKNEY.

Etchingham SSX: NASH.

Fairlight SSX: COOKE.

Fallon NV USA: BAUMANN.

Faversham KEN: ACKHURST, SMITH.

Folkstone KEN: SMITH.

Framfield SSX: BRAY, HIGHLAND, HYLAND, MORRIS, SAXBY.

Frindesbury KEN: FULLER, DANIELS, STANGER.

Gillingham: SIMMONS, BUTLER.

Gravesend KEN: GREGORY, SHADICK, WHEELER, WHITE, WINDIATE.

Gt Yarmouth NFK: SHEARING.

Hackney: ROKER.

Hamilton NZ: HUNWlCK.

Hastings SSX: FRENCH.

Hawkhurst KEN: EDWARDS, GREY, LAWRENCE, SMITH, WARE.

Headcorn KEN: TURLEY.

Heathfield SSX: LUCK.

Heathfield SSX: PARSONS, WINTER.

Hebburn NTH: WARD.

Holme Cultram CUL: REAY.

Holt NFK: RIX.

Hooe SSX: FOORD.

Hornchurch ESS: NIND.

Hunton: WILLARD.

Hunton, KEN: SANDERS.

Ightham SSX: HOOK.

Ireby CUL (?): DANN.

Isleworth MDX: BARFOOT.

Juarez MEX: ADAMS.

Kaponga NZ: SILBY.

KEN: BALLARD.

Kennington LND: QUENNELL.

Knockholt KEN: WARD.

Lambeth LND: DUFFIN, LUFF, NORFOLK, TAYLOR.

Lee KEN: STOREY.

Lexington, KY: BLEDSOE.

Liverpool: RANDLES, RIDING.

Llandudno BRE: HINWOOD, HUGHES.

Logan QLD AUS: WENDT.

London: ARCHARD, WHATLEY.

Long Island NY USA: SYMINGTON.

Luddesdown KEN: SINGER.

Maidstone KEN: BUCKLAND, FEUSOME.

Malling, KEN: MARTIN.

Marylebone: CROWHURST.

Mayfield SSX: FROMINGS.

Mayfield SSX ?: HOLLOCK.

Medmenham BKM: PARKER.

Mile End LND: SMITH.

Monterey CA USA: BENTZ.

Mottingham: CLAYTON.

N.Carolina, USA: JENNINGS, SAWYER, SMITHSON, TAYLOR.

New Jersey USA: MONAGHAN.

New Orleans, LA: De GUINOMES.

Newbury BKS: PRATTEN.

Newcastle NSW AUS: LEWIS.

Newcastle-on-Tyne: CARSE.

Newington, Sittingbourne, KEN: ATTWOOD.

Niagara ONT CAN: HANAVAN.

Norbury LND: MUIR.

Northfleet KEN: CORDALL, MARSH, SUNNOCKS.

NZ: KING.

Oil City PA USA; FLEMING.

Oxford OXF; WOODLEY.

Paddington LND: WIELAND.

Palmerston Nth NZ: DILLON, JONES.

Penhurst SSX: HOOK.

Pimlico: MITCHELL.

Plaistow: BLACK.

Plaistow ESS: FLYNN.

Plumstead: CARTER, HENERY.

Poole DOR: HABBERFlELD, PRITCHETT.

Portland Downs QLD AUS: BELL.

QLD, AUS: WENDT.

Redlands CA USA :MOSELEY.

Regina SAS CAN: MOORE.

Richmond ONT CAN: Le FEURVE.

Ringmer SSX: CLARK(E).

Rochester KEN: GARRATT.

Rockingham VA USA: YATES.

Rotherfield SSX: BAKER.

Rotherfield/Framfield: WICKENS.

Rotorua NZ: PACHOUD.

Rottingdean SSX: SMITH.

Salehurst SSX: BAKER.

Salehurst SSX: DEARING.

Sandhurst: GOODSELL, WICKENS.

Sandhurst KEN: TURK, SOUGHTON, SOWTON.

Sevenoaks KEN: MILES.

Shoreditch: BELLSHAM.

Shoreditch: SIMMONS, SMITH, TAYLOR.

Sissinghurst KEN: BALDOCK, CLARKE.

Smethwick STS: BLORE.

Snodland, KEN: DATSON.

South Weald ESS: ROOTS.

Southwark LND: CHAPMAN, LLOYD, PUNT.

Speldhurst: GROOMFIELD.

SSX (?): DAW.

St Albans HRT: PAGE.

St Luke MDX: SPRINGETT.

St Paul, MN: HOWES.

St Saviour SRY: POWELL.

Staplehurst: FULLER.

Stillwater, MN: DARRINGTON.

Stockwell LND: NUNN.

Stourbridge WOR: TOOBY.

Stratford LND: SENDALL.

Strood, KEN: VAUGHAN.

Summit NJ USA: HAHN.

Superior, WI: CLARK.

Sydney AUS: CARR, CASEY, CHISLETT, HUGHES, SMITH, SMITH, SNEESBY.

Tenterden KEN :JOHNSON.

Thanet KEN: BROWN.

Tishurst: WILDING, WILES.

Tonbridge KEN: CHANDLER, DELVES, LUCAS, STONESTREET.

Tooting LND: KERRY.

Toronto CAN: EVANS, KING.

Tudley & Capel KEN: FITNESS.

Tunbridge Wells KEN: JONES, SKINNER

Uckfield SSX: DADSWELL.

Wadhurst: WlCKENDEN.

Walthamstow LND: FURNESS.

Wards River NSW AUS: HELM.

Wellington NZ: HASLEM.

Wembley MDX: ALLITT.

West Firle SSX: HOWELL.

West Tarring SSX: PARKER.

Wigton CUL: BARNES, HALL.

Withyham SSX: HARMAN.

Wittersham KEN: FENNING, HOLDSTOCK.