73-year-old Mike Pimbury, from Brent in North London believes he may be the only living Pimbury in the world. Genealogists have failed to find others and as Mr Pimbury has no children he fears his surname will die with him. He told BBC Radio 4's Today: "I'm 73 and I've had a lot of girlfriends but I've never got married - so I'm afraid that's the end of it. If there's anybody listening to this programme whose name is Pimbury, we should be very pleased to hear from you."
Mr Pimbury said thorough research in the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia had not uncovered anybody else bearing the Pimbury name. He stated, "We've traced the family tree right down to the present day and most male Pimburys died without any family - so I think I'm the last. I don't think I'm getting too upset about it, but it is a shame if the name is going to die out - I'm afraid that's going to happen."
If you know anyone named Pimbury, please contact Karen Bali, the Southampton genealogist who is assisting Mr. Pimbury, at +44-2380-562243 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.