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Ancestral Name

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13 Church Street, York, YO1 8BE

Tel: 01904593938

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Was your name originally Viking in origin? Anglo Saxon? Norman? Drop in and discover the beginning of your family history with our digital library of over one million European surnames providing you with the true origins of your name in beautiful parchment prints while you wait, as well as bespoke Coat of Arms embroideries, plaques, and glassware.

Our Weaponry Wall also provides a glimpse into the military history of York, with replica swords, daggers, axes, and more spanning from the Romans through to our Medieval pieces, as well as many other historically themed gifts, toys, homeware, and accessories. 

Coming Soon! We're excited to say we will soon be opening our Game of Thrones themed second floor, with a wide range of GOT merchandise, as well as the officially HBO licensed Valyrian Steel replica weaponry as seen in the show. Opening late June/early July, follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with our progress and get special sneak peeks at our brand new stock.

Opening Times

* 10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday
10am - 4pm Sunday

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