This is the central point of reference for the genealogy of the De La Rue families of Australia.
(Alternative spellings: Delarue or de la Rue.) If you are a member of any of the families listed below, this page is for you!
I had the privilege of being the representative for the De La Rues and was told that I had a gene commonly found in Norway; thus I think this points to me belonging to the older De La Rue family dating back to 1179 rather than the lot that came from southern-central France.
All very tenuous I know, but when people ask me how long I have lived in Guernsey, I like the romance of replying that I’ve been here for 800 years!
” As I can only trace my De La Rue forebears back to Leicestershire, I still cannot connect my family back to any of these origins – nor to any of the other families mentioned here!
There are many variations on the spelling of his surname – it was spelt “Thorogood” on ship’s records, but also appears as “Thoroughgood”, “Thurgood”, “Thurrowgood” and others.Richard also wrote: “A few years ago , La Société Guernesiaise assisted University College London (UCL) and the BBC in a project called ‘The Blood of the Vikings’ in which they traced the reach of the Vikings according to the DNA in each long lived family in Guernsey.(It made pretty dull TV.) The Viking gene shows up as a particular type of the male chromosome and they tested this against one representative of each old Guernsey family.Thomas was my great-great-grandfather, and was born in Linghton, Leicestershire on .The children born in England were christened in Camberwell and Walworth in Surrey, so it seems that the family were living there for a few years before they left.