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Best family history has a complex evolution whose details are beginning to be understood by Best family members. This Best research page contains the contributed history of the Best family name made up of user-submitted content from other AncientFaces users. At least one branch of the Best family is from Ireland (County Armagh) and now resides in Canada.  Virginia Rose Best was married to Ansel Adams, the famous photographer.

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Best Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

At least one branch of the Best family is from Ireland  (County Armagh).

Best Meaning & Etymology

do not forget the cornish best family. they are very old in history. the old region of tybesta dates since written records began in cornwall. the family were very well known in the parish of st stephen in brannel. if you go back far enough, they did not speak english, just the old cornish language. they were very proud people and loved their country, cornwall and not england. england is a foreign country! never forget that. kind regards, simon best

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Virginia Rose Best, born 18 January 1904, San Francisco, CA - died 29 January, 2000 in Carmel, California at the age of 96. Virginia was married to Ansel Easton Adams, Photographer, on  20 February 1928. They remained married until his death in 1984.




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