I have always been interested to find out where my family name comes from. From this site I can see that the family seems to have originated from Germany/Bavaria. I would be interested in any info on when they came to the UK any why? Most of my immediate family are in Surrey UK mostly around Carshalton. My great grandmother ran a grocery shop in carshallton high street and her husband was master of the local hunt , Unfortunately I do not have their names although their children were:- Frederick, Cathleen, Marjorie and Howard.