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    My family name traces back to Ireland.....Limerick/Tipperary.

    Throw in some English, Belgian and Gypsy and you gotta Lumpy 1.
     
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    Norwegian and Cherokee Indian

    My family signed the Magna Carta, and walked the Trail of Tears.

    Full circle, huh?

    Ultimately, we're all Greeks.

    Or Indians.

    Or both. :)
     
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    I'm an American mutt -- the progeny of Eurotrash from the early 18th throught the late 19th centuries' waves of immigrants into America

    The earliest historical reference I can find to my surname dates to a mathamatics instructor in Charles University (Prague) in the mid 1500s.

    The surname means son of (or just of)a villiage in NE Bohemia.
     
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    My family's surname first appeared on the assizes/tithes during the 11th century. They were land barons who fought in and contributed to several crusades into the Holy lands. The name then seems to disappear until the English Civil war, where they resurface, but there's very little information on their activites during that period. During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, a lot of them emigrated to North and Central America. Two of the Swagger brothers were some of the first to start distilling Gin in Mexico, but the history books say that they took a shortcut and used nitroglycerin instead of alcohol, and as a result permanently blinded a lot of their customers. They were hanged in 1841.

    My mothers family were originally from Germany where they owned what I'm told (I'm only going on hearsay) was a prosperous steel mill that supposedly perished in some kind of industrial accident. They left Cologne for London in the early eighteen hundreds.
     
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    Yeah, they all eventually lead there, edit.

    "James of Noord" or "Catherine of V'Igny."

    Unless you get on a line of royalty or nobles, most of them end somewhere around that time frame.

    Try tracking down the father of "White Owl" in the Lumbee Tribe....you ain't gonna get too far :)
     
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    Interesting side note:

    A LOT of American ancestry is found in the handwritten notes inside family Bibles. I have seen many references to "sudden neck injury" as the cause of death while searching my, and others' ancestries.

    That's PC of the time for "he was hung."

    Most people didn't want to write that in the family Bible :)
     
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    You do mean hanged, right? :eusa_eh:
     
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    Seems that my family traces back to the I-80 Truck Stop in Iowa. Guess I'm one of those Heinz 57 kind of guys.
     
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