I have been in the process of moving or I would have responded earlier.We don't believe the family is Norman. We believe the family lived in the area in a village before the Norman Conquest.It would appear that most likely the family originates as Angles or Brigantees as the original inhabitans were called. William in his book says "Saxons" but we believe he used the terms to include all prior inhabitants as it is generally used. William's peoples research seems to establish this fact, see pages 5 & 6.Reyner and his brother Adam made claim to land around 1209 from Eudo de Longville, the Lord of the area. The village which gave us our last name alredy existed in 1209. They were not granted land as would be the case is they were new inhabitants.I found that the deed Reyner gave to the Church "to God and Saint Mary of Whalley" goes on to further say "for the health of my soul and those of my father and mother and my ancestors".