Surnames registered by John Plester
OXSIL User No.: 4001

JOINES Any Banbury
PLESTER dna Any Any
TAPLIN Any Banbury area
TEW Any Banbury area

One-Name Study: John is conducting a one-name study of the PLESTER surname, registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies. (See John's Guild profile for more information about the PLESTER study and the Guild.)

See the One-Name Studies in Oxfordshire page for a list of surnames that have strong roots in the County of Oxfordshire and are the subject of a one-name study.

DNA Linking dna John has established a Y-DNA project for the PLESTER surname and would like to hear from anybody who is interested in joining. Historically, the PLESTER surname appears to have been mostly associated with the "Banburyshire" region of Oxfordshire, but there were other, much smaller groups in London and Berkshire that John suspects are related. (To learn more about DNA Linking dna, visit the DNA Linking page.)

Contact: To contact John Plester, please send us a message using the Contact form, putting "Message to John Plester, OXSIL user no. 4001" in the subject line. If you do not include an addressee, we will be unable to forward your message.

Your message will also be copied to Wendy Archer of the Oxfordshire Family History Society's Help Desk, so don't be surprised if Wendy contacts you with some expert advice on how best to find an answer to your question. You can also write to the Help Desk directly at

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