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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.

Click here to see what she’s up to and how you can help

The one-name site has a load of information, including historical references, distribution of the Close surname, variations in spelling, etc, etc.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.