My family also comes from Blakesley, where there were very many Dinkwaters at one time all related. So far I have found in my line: My GtGtGT Grandfather Thomas Drinkwater b1811 My GtGt Grandfather Kilburn Drinkwater b1845 d1906 his sisters Maria b1844 and Hannah b1849 My Gt Grandfather Tom Drinkwater b1882 his brothers and sisters Charles b1871 Rose b1878 Minnie b1888 My Grandfather Alfred Drinkwater (Towcester) b1907 who had it seemed ten brothers and sisters. As for where the name came from I found a lot of Drinkwaters in and around the Manchester area + Kilburn and my grandfather worked on the railways as platelayers, so I was wondering if the family started out in Manchester and followed the railway south. Weirdly the line from Manchester to Northampton passes a place called Kilburn (so maybe it was a Brooklyn Beckham thing). one more thing did you know that Drinkwater is also a Dutch name!