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What does the Tortoiseshell surname reveal about your family history?

The earliest occurrence of the Tortoiseshell surname in our family history documents is from 1751, and we currently have 516 records where Tortoiseshell appears. Here are a few more facts to get you started…

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Tortoiseshellsin military records

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Tortoiseshellsin convict records

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Tortoiseshellsin parish records

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