Re: The Longest Thread Ever v28
To hear my grandfather(fathers side) tell it, my ancestors then known as surname "Gerard" rode with William I to help secure his throne. With all his his time spent overseas researching our genealogy I don't doubt his account of things.
A far less likely tale comes from my grandfather on my mothers side, and a book simply called The Peacock. A daunting read that claims his ancestors descend from the bastard offspring of Charlemagne. Which I've always assumed to be a wild claim, and a vain attempt at notoriety.