Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Arcus, Harcus, Harkes, Harkess, Herkes
Category: 2 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is well under way, but currently in some countries only.
Contact: Dame Ann Hercus
About the Hercus One-Name Study
The study is the story of the name and medieval origins of the Scottish family of Hercus, Herkes, Harcus, Harkes, Harkess and Arcus. Written by New Zealanders John and Ann Hercus, and based on two decades of research, it was published in 2017 under the title "One Family, Six Names". (ISBN 978-0-473-38446-3). Copies of the book can be purchased through the contact details below.
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