I live in Australia, am a keen family historian, and also a sports nut. Whenever I watch a European golf tournament I'm struck by the likeness of Welsh golfer Bradley Dredge to my late uncle Gordon Dredge, and I can't help wondering if we are related.
My maternal grandmother was a Dredge, and her family came originally from Britford, near Salisbury in Wiltshire. The Dredge surname is concentrated in Wiltshire, Hampshire, Somerset and to a lesser extent in Wales.
I know it's dangerous to put one's trust in a family likness, but as Dredge is not a common name I wondered if anyone on this list knows anything about the origins of Bradley Dredge's family, as I understand he comes from Cardiff.
I would appreciate any information, or suggestions as to how I might find out.