• Important question concerning surnames?

    If I'm looking to my ancestry from my dads side and my grandmas surname from birth is "Barker" and this comes up : "The saga of the name Barker comes from the ancient culture of the Anglo-Saxon tribes that inhabited Britain from the 5th century." But this also comes up for... show more
    If I'm looking to my ancestry from my dads side and my grandmas surname from birth is "Barker" and this comes up : "The saga of the name Barker comes from the ancient culture of the Anglo-Saxon tribes that inhabited Britain from the 5th century." But this also comes up for "variations" : Barkers, Barkes, Barkess, Barkere, Barkar, Bargar, Berger, etc -- having some different origins such as French, Russia, Ashkenazi, Dutch, German, etc. Do those count as well or just the specific one my grandma went by?
    8 answers · 4 days ago
  • How am I related to this person?

    Best answer: You and the kids relationship is exactly the same to each other First cousin once removed
    Best answer: You and the kids relationship is exactly the same to each other First cousin once removed
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Where does the name McCoy comes from?

    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • My mom said I look more like my grandmothers than my grandfathers, does that mean that I have less DNA from my grandfathers?

    Best answer: Your face structure is a tiny part of your DNA. Maybe your looks take on more of you grandmother's genes, but the rest of your body could potentially be more of your grandfather's genes.
    Best answer: Your face structure is a tiny part of your DNA. Maybe your looks take on more of you grandmother's genes, but the rest of your body could potentially be more of your grandfather's genes.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Am I half English and Irish?

    Hi, I m trying to figure out if I m half Irish and English. My grandmother on my dads side was English and my grandfather full Irish I believe And my father was born in England. My grandparents on my mothers side are both full Irish one born in England the other not. I was born in England. I m very proud to be... show more
    Hi, I m trying to figure out if I m half Irish and English. My grandmother on my dads side was English and my grandfather full Irish I believe And my father was born in England. My grandparents on my mothers side are both full Irish one born in England the other not. I was born in England. I m very proud to be English and also to have Irish in me as well. What would you say I am? Half and half or a quarter Irish? Thanks.
    10 answers · 5 days ago
  • When a mom dies giving birth in the early 1900's & another family member "adopted" the child. Is the birth mom name added to the birth cert?

    I'm asking before I send my non-refundable money to search for my dads birth certificate. His mom died giving birth and he was adopted by family. I can't find a record anywhere on these Ancestry sites. I don't know his birth moms name and it's not on his death record. So is the birth mom name... show more
    I'm asking before I send my non-refundable money to search for my dads birth certificate. His mom died giving birth and he was adopted by family. I can't find a record anywhere on these Ancestry sites. I don't know his birth moms name and it's not on his death record. So is the birth mom name still added to the birth certificate or would the family member name get added?
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Origin of this surname?

    Best answer: If you go to www.familysearch.org and enter it, with the little check box to the right of the surname field checked (that means "match exact spelling") you'll see it is incredibly rare; they have just over 200 records for it. Most of the people on the first page of 20 that were not born in the USA... show more
    Best answer: If you go to www.familysearch.org and enter it, with the little check box to the right of the surname field checked (that means "match exact spelling") you'll see it is incredibly rare; they have just over 200 records for it. Most of the people on the first page of 20 that were not born in the USA were born in Lithuania.

    You have 16 great great grandparents. One of them was born a Leipus, and another married one. the other 14 could have come from anywhere.
    9 answers · 6 days ago
  • What would you do if one of your ancestors had been one of the Salem witches? Would this mean that you had a generational curse?

    Best answer: You question dealing with generational curses might be better addressed by your religious or spiritual leaders. https://youtu.be/I260gNoq0Rk
    Best answer: You question dealing with generational curses might be better addressed by your religious or spiritual leaders. https://youtu.be/I260gNoq0Rk
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • What country/Heritage is your last name from??

    Best answer: Norman French. Family arrived about 1000 years ago
    Best answer: Norman French. Family arrived about 1000 years ago
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Why did people use 'fake' last names that last to this day?

    Best answer: There is no such thing as a "fake" last name in today's society! In the Middle Ages, people took on last names (as we know them today) based on occupation, where they lived, their father's FIRST name, or even their appearance or disposition. Up until the 1400's, however, it was mainly... show more
    Best answer: There is no such thing as a "fake" last name in today's society!

    In the Middle Ages, people took on last names (as we know them today) based on occupation, where they lived, their father's FIRST name, or even their appearance or disposition.

    Up until the 1400's, however, it was mainly European and the Scottish who took on surnames. It was still some time later that surnames finally caught on world-wide.

    The original Wyksta may have been a candle maker (since they used "wyks" in candles) and farmed strawberries (the "w" in straw may have been in the original spelling or it may not have been).

    MANY last names we know today have been altered. Those with the last name "Smith" stemed from those named "Smythe", "Smyth", or even "Smithe", but when families moved to America, the names started to be spelled differently as English itself grew and changed as a language. The original English alphabet did NOT have the 26 letters we learn in school today.
    11 answers · 1 week ago
  • What do you do when you start running out of hints on ancestry.com?

    Best answer: > great-great grandparents who were the parents of my grandfather The parents of your grandfather are your great grandparents. His grandparents are your GG grandparents. If you can ask him, yes, ask. Names, birth dates and places, maiden name, marriage date and place, death date and place. Otherwise, you start... show more
    Best answer: > great-great grandparents who were the parents of my grandfather
    The parents of your grandfather are your great grandparents. His grandparents are your GG grandparents.

    If you can ask him, yes, ask. Names, birth dates and places, maiden name, marriage date and place, death date and place. Otherwise, you start hunting; birth, marriage and death records, obituaries, census records, draft records (for men), wedding articles in the society pages of old newspapers, ...

    You can find out a lot not everything, but a lot - in the comfort of your home, using Ancestry.com. I have found the hints to be accurate 2/3rds of the time. The rest of the time they are not; they lead to someone who has the same name, but is wrong for some other reason, be it birthplace, birth year, spouse, race or something else.
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is my grandfather s great great grandson (not through me) my grandson? See details?

    My grandfather had 12 children and I An the daughter of the eleventh sibling and a cousin descends from the eldest. Here is a tree to better illustrate that includes just us two and our ancestors. Kenny Roy (1903-2003) James Roy (1923-) Adrian Roy (1947-) Silas Roy (1972-) ... show more
    My grandfather had 12 children and I An the daughter of the eleventh sibling and a cousin descends from the eldest. Here is a tree to better illustrate that includes just us two and our ancestors. Kenny Roy (1903-2003) James Roy (1923-) Adrian Roy (1947-) Silas Roy (1972-) Virgil Roy (June 1998-) Patrick Roy (1951-) Anna Roy (August 1998-) So I am Anna and I am wondering if even though I am younger than Virgil (by 2 months) am I technically his great aunt or not since I am in the same generation as his grandfather (who is 51 years older than me).
    4 answers · 6 days ago
  • Did any Germans occupied England before 1870?

    Best answer: The English are a mixture of many peoples. The Romans occupied and their soldiers came from all over the world. After they left the Danes rules England. Then English was occupied and ruled by Germanic tribes of Angles, Saxons and Jutes. Then later the Normans ruled England and they came from Normandy in... show more
    Best answer: The English are a mixture of many peoples. The Romans occupied and their soldiers came from all over the world. After they left the Danes rules England. Then English was occupied and ruled by Germanic tribes of Angles, Saxons and Jutes. Then later the Normans ruled England and they came from Normandy in France. They were a mixture of French and Scandinavian and for a couple of centuries after the Norman conquest, French was the court language of England. So the English are mutts like all of us.
    12 answers · 2 weeks ago