This is a collection of stories (hearsay, "vaguely remembered", unconfirmed oral history)
and some snippets I have found, here and there.
On my side the family, we could be
or maybe even descended from
On my wife's side of the family I have just found a possible Huguenot
Just been in contact with a Vacher-Researcher, D., from RootsChat.
I have heard that The Vacher's may be descended from 3 Vacher brothers who
fled Switzerland when the non-Catholics were being massacred (are you familiar
with the people known as Huguenots that fled to England centuries ago?).
One brother settled in the West Country, one near to Southampton, and one settled
in London so the story goes. But I feel that the central link in all of this is Dorset
Mind you, I still haven't found the
yet, so this is pure speculation.