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About the study
I first registered the name Salkeld with the Guild in 1999, having been researching it since the early 1970's. My family lived in the Lake District, specifically in a small hamlet called Pardshaw, near Cockermouth in Cumberland where my grandfather was a small dairy farmer. By the time I registered my one-name study I was more than aware that it was a very local name to what is now Cumbria.
What spurred me on was the publication in 1988 of a book "Salkelds through Seven Centuries" by J Grange Moore, published by Phillimore to which my uncle and I both contributed. This opened up to me the historical significance of the name, so I felt obliged to pursue my more recent history.