Barry Watchorn! Great heavens to mergatroyd, can there be another? I have lived fairly comfortably with this name for fifty three winters, but sometimes I think John Smith would have been easier. I suppose having an unusual name was what made me interested in family history in the first place. All my researches lead the Watchorns worldwide back to Lincolnshire/Leicestershire and Warwickshire, in the 1500s. I have proof of this, but would love to hear conclusively that the Watchorns began as ancient high kings of Ireland, or even that they come from a family of leprechauns, as all things Irish are ok by me, or came over from France with William the Conqueror, but where is it written? A Leicestershire will of 1509 is still the earliest documented mention.Here in MiddleEarth we claim descent from one Gandalf Watchorn who married an Inuit princess during an expedition to find the north west passage to Narnia, but I can't prove it. Congratulations on your name anyway. It's cool, if a little dated. Best wishes Barry de Angleterre.