Many thanks for your kind reply. Am trying to learn more about an Elizabeth Thwaytes, who apparently married one of my Brockett ancestors in Hertfordshire a long time ago, 1448 circa. Noticed a Thomas Thwayte and a Thomas Wayte on the Agincourt Roll, of the early 1400s. Hastings would have been in 1066, but the same family may well have been involved. Thwayte and Wayte sound to me like names that might well have come over with the Normans. My real question is: are Thwaytes, Thwayte, and Wayte all one and the same? Was there a sound shift or change in spelling; did the TH and s get dropped?