Dear John, My maiden name was Parkins and my Grandfathers name was William. I too am trying to trace my geniology my Fathers name was Alfred and I know he had 12 brothers. I was born in Blackpool England and my Father was from Denton near Manchester England. I have a Brother still living in Yorkshire England and other reletives in Manchester. At one point they owned a florist shop in Denton I realy don't know much more. My father had me late in life and I know he was born in 1891 . I don't know if our families are conected but they may be as I don't think there are too many Parkins families.