This is my family. Or it was back then, today there are a number of derivatives of the spelling, I am of the BERESFORD.
The reason for the question is that with the help of the Beresford Family Society, traced my link in this huge family by father/son connection back to Hugh De Beueresforde 1227 ish. There are lots of notable families that have over the years married in to the Beresford line.
I know that I still have a lot of work to do between today and yesteryear but I cannot believe that a family which apparently owned most of Derbyshire and the surounds suddenly appear from nowhere. Hence the question to the Wiki users.