Anglo Saxon Kings Merge

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This is a Merge Project page.

Central Profiles

NB: Be aware that almost all Anglo-Saxon women had very similar names, and these were used more or less interchangeably. Thus the name itself tells you nothing; parents, husbands and children must be reviewed to be sure of identity. Do not merge without checking all connections and sources first.

Ealdgyth no known parents, widow of Sigeferth (Morcar's brother), later married to Edmund II Ironside

Ælfgifu daughter of Morcar, married to Ælfgar, son of Leofric and Godiva (see below)

List of duplicate copies

Extent of Project and Cross-Over Profiles

Kings of Scotland Merge:

Daughter of Uchtred Earl of Northumbria & his third wife Ælfgifu of England (1016 or before-). Married Maldred MacCrínán of Scotland. Children: 1. Gospatric, 2. Maldred, and two anonymous daughters.

Viking and Nordic Ancestry Merge:

  • Ælfgifu, daughter of Morcar & Ealdgyth,

married to Ælfgar, son of Leofric and Godgifu (Lady Godiva), Child: Ealdgyth of Mercia who married Gryffydd and Harald Godwinsson

Norman Ancestry Merge:

daughter of Richard I 'sans peur' de Normandie and Gunnor (Gunnora) de Crépon. Married twice: 1. Æthelred the Unready - Children: a. Godgifu (Goda), b. Edward the Confessor, c. Alfred Aetheling. Married 2. Canute the Great - Children: d. Harthacanute, e. Gunhilda of Denmark.

Project Members

Family Group Permissions

Naming Conventions

See generic Naming Conventions page.

  • Name as close to original name as possible, language, geography and time period to be taken into consideration
    • Anglo-Saxon names for Anglo-Saxon people (see the FMG-site listed above for info if unsure)
    • Titles usually go in the Last Name field
    • Additional titles in Work with year frame
    • Adjust First Name field to avoid misunderstandings or mistaken identity where necessary, by adding order/number or byname.
    • Maiden names are normally avoided as there were none at the time
    • All names a person is known by in any source listed in Nicknames: bynames (especially in English), additional titles, variations.


The main source is the Foundation of Medieval Genealogy, which is very good, and relies solely on primary historical sources, with thorough comments.,%20AngloSaxon%20&%20Danish%20Kings.htm


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