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Multi-Barrelled Surnames

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Multi-Barrelled Surnames

Double barrelled names are a fairly common occurrence, but triple barrelled names are found less frequently.

A few British upper-class families ...

  • Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe;
  • Cave-Browne-Cave;
  • Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound;
  • Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby;
  • Vane-Tempest-Stewart

... have "triple-barrelled" surnames (sometimes created when one spouse has a double-barrelled name and the other has a single surname).

Such names are almost always abbreviated in everyday use to a single or double-barrelled version. There are even a few "quadruple-barrelled" surnames ...

  • Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie,
  • Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis,
  • Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce,
  • Stirling-Home-Drummond-Moray;
  • Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax


  • the French/English surname Taylor-Jendernai-Eirron de Mountstuart, which is the family name for the Marquis de la Eirron)
  • the surname of the extinct family of the Dukes of Buckingham and Chandos was the quintuple-barrelled Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville.
  • Captain Leone Sextus Denys Oswolf Fraudatifilius Tollemache-Tollemache de Orellana Plantagenet Tollemache-Tollemache is sometimes quoted as the man with the most ever "barrels" in his surname (six), but in fact all but the last two of these (Tollemache-Tollemache) were forenames.

Multi-barrelled named profiles on GENI

Please add links to profiles of the earliest profiles of families with Multi-barrelled surnames you find on GENi to this project. Please don't list ALL names in the family!

Profiles with bold links are to GENi profiles. Other links are to pages outside Geni.

In 1872 changed his name by Royal Licence to Thomas Algernon Smith-Dorrien-Smith.

Charles Stewart Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 6th Marquess of Londonderry

Other occurrences

  • Isabella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe - (born 1980), is an English actress and model.
  • Carrson-Longley-Brown
  • Anderson-Carter-James
  • Langden-Robertson-Fields
  • Shatterland-Hinsley-Pope
  • Shatterland-Hinsley-Pope
  • Cleveland-Rogerford-Heel

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