Margaret Southgate (nee Close), one of our contributors, has taken up the mantle of a “One-Namer” of the Close surname. Given that we’re a prolific bunch of breeders she’s set herself a mammoth task!
She would like anybody who is researching Close ancestors to provide whatever they can towards her endeavour.
The one-name site has a load of information, including historical references, distribution of the Close surname, variations in spelling, etc, etc. Well worth a visit.