• Are family legends ever accurate? My family has always said we were Scots-Irish in origin?

    I’ve become fascinated with my family history, especially my mother’s family. My mom’s relatives all claim that we originated in Northern Ireland and originally came from Scotland. Both the eldest family members and distant cousins who haven’t seen my close family in years all say that our family immigrated from... show more
    I’ve become fascinated with my family history, especially my mother’s family. My mom’s relatives all claim that we originated in Northern Ireland and originally came from Scotland. Both the eldest family members and distant cousins who haven’t seen my close family in years all say that our family immigrated from Northern Ireland. We have never been able to trace the family back across the Atlantic, however, we have traced our roots to a settlement that was half German and half Scottish/Irish.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is the surname Kaepernick related to the surname Copernicus?

    Best answer: I'm not an expert on German, but Kaepernick and Koppernigk (Copernicus) do seem quite similar.
    Best answer: I'm not an expert on German, but Kaepernick and Koppernigk (Copernicus) do seem quite similar.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Are surnames of non english origins anglicized in usa?

    Best answer: Not necessarily, but some are. My mother's maiden name got anglicized though from Dutch. I am not sure why, I guess my great great grandfather thought he didn't fit in enough with his Dutch surname, but his name totally got butchered and Anglicized, and morphed into a very super English surname. People... show more
    Best answer: Not necessarily, but some are. My mother's maiden name got anglicized though from Dutch. I am not sure why, I guess my great great grandfather thought he didn't fit in enough with his Dutch surname, but his name totally got butchered and Anglicized, and morphed into a very super English surname. People wouldn't believe my mom when she would say she was Dutch because they'd be like, but you have an English name. And it always annoyed her that she would have to explain that it got changed. The Dutch name was way cooler sounding too. Kind of sad in a way, but oh well.
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • Why do Filipinos have so many Spanish originated surnames?

    Best answer: The Philippines was colonized and controlled by Spain from 1521 to 1898. :)
    Best answer: The Philippines was colonized and controlled by Spain from 1521 to 1898. :)
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Trying to find ontario birth records?

    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Questions about my last name?

    My last name is Karspeck and my family and are unsure on the history of our family. I was wondering if anybody has an idea of where my last name could be from? I know it could be anything but I just want a general idea of what nationality it is and whatnot. all responses will be greatly appreciated.
    My last name is Karspeck and my family and are unsure on the history of our family. I was wondering if anybody has an idea of where my last name could be from? I know it could be anything but I just want a general idea of what nationality it is and whatnot. all responses will be greatly appreciated.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Are ancestry DNA test accurate?

    So I I thought I was Mexican American but I guessed not.... The ancestry DNA test came back and I'm like 60 percent European 34 percent Mexican wtf 38 percent Mexican 36 percent brtttish \northern Europe 15 percent Spanish 6 percent French 3 percent Portuguese 1 percent basque 1 eastern Russian 1... show more
    So I I thought I was Mexican American but I guessed not.... The ancestry DNA test came back and I'm like 60 percent European 34 percent Mexican wtf 38 percent Mexican 36 percent brtttish \northern Europe 15 percent Spanish 6 percent French 3 percent Portuguese 1 percent basque 1 eastern Russian 1 European Jew 3 percent Congo Lol I thought since my last name is basque it would more percentages wise But it's only one percent and French it makes sense since basque people r from France but Britain ?...
    16 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • My grandfather was in the World War II but never came home and was never found. Would there be any hope of finding one's remains?

    Best answer: and what do you plan on doing? sifting the entire beach? After some , what??-----70 years of waves and tides? hoping to find some bone fragment you can test? and that presumes he was lost on the beach at all......and not one of those killed in the water, before he even hit the beach. Your odds of finding... show more
    Best answer: and what do you plan on doing? sifting the entire beach? After some , what??-----70 years of waves and tides? hoping to find some bone fragment you can test?

    and that presumes he was lost on the beach at all......and not one of those killed in the water, before he even hit the beach.

    Your odds of finding any remains are zero.

    If his Death was recorded.....your great grandmother would have been notified. ...or sent a letter.

    If she was still waiting for his return......that means no one has any record of what happened to him.

    he could have deserted and married a French girl for all you know. ...and not even dead at all.

    He might be 95 years old, still living in France..-.-
    11 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • HELP what is my relation to my great great great great great great grandmothers great grand daughter? (6 x great grandmother.)?

    Best answer: We usually number the greats. Your 6th great grandmother's great granddaughter could be your third great grandmother, your third great aunt or, as Maxi said, 2nd cousin 5 times removed.
    Best answer: We usually number the greats. Your 6th great grandmother's great granddaughter could be your third great grandmother, your third great aunt or, as Maxi said, 2nd cousin 5 times removed.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Are many african americans of english descent?

    Can a lot of african americans claim british identity. There are many africans with names like Jackson, Jordan. Of course, some of these names were just changed on purpose based on plantations that slaves were forced to work. But many plantation owners also had sex with their slaves.
    Can a lot of african americans claim british identity. There are many africans with names like Jackson, Jordan. Of course, some of these names were just changed on purpose based on plantations that slaves were forced to work. But many plantation owners also had sex with their slaves.
    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How are we related?

    So my best friend recently started genealogy and we discovered we have the same person in our trees. He is my best friend's 6th cousin 6x removed and my 7th cousin 5x removed. What does this make me and my best friend, if anything?
    So my best friend recently started genealogy and we discovered we have the same person in our trees. He is my best friend's 6th cousin 6x removed and my 7th cousin 5x removed. What does this make me and my best friend, if anything?
    13 answers · 4 weeks ago