Persons of Interest – Havelock the Dane Posted 26 November 2018 by Tessa Keough Another famous person in the Havelok One-Name Study is Havelok the Dane, a Viking who may be the progenitor of all Havelocks. Havelok the Dane, also known as Havelok or the Lay of Havelok the Dane, is the editorial title of a Middle English romance. The story, however, is also known in two earlier Anglo-Norman versions. This entry focuses on the Middle English text, while also giving a detailed summary of the earliest, Anglo-Norman, version. The name “Havelok” also has many variations in spelling, and can be found as “Haveloc” or “Havelock.” Early versions also use the Welsh form of “Abloec.” The ancient town seal of Grimsby in Lincolnshire, bears the names Grim, Havelok, and Goldborow. Ancient Seal of Grimsby On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, we share a short story provided by a member about a person of interest in their one-name study. Whether your person is good, bad, or simply interesting or unusual, please send us your story. This post is from Guild member Roger E. Havelock, who started his Havelock research in 1963 and has been a member of the Guild since 1981. Why not submit a story (200-300 words OR a bit longer if need be) about a person of interest in your own one-name study. Email each story and image(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org.