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DeJavu52 
Posted: 30-Aug-2012, 08:21 PM
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My Family is descended from William Munroe, who was a soldier in Scotland during The War of the Three Kingdoms. He and many of the Munro's were loyal to Scotland and were captured after the Battle of Worcester. Instead of being condemned for refusing to submit to England they were exiled from Scotland and sent to America in 1651. William settled in Massachusetts and is the Ancestor that Munro's in New England are descended from. his Grandchildren eventually fought for the Patriots and served with the Lexington Militia.


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Séreméla 
Posted: 04-Jan-2014, 11:33 PM
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On mine ancestry I don't even know where to begin. I am still working on finding my ancestry but ancestry's website loves to have everyone use a paid membership which I do not.

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German: The majority of this side is German. My grandmother's mother (great grandmother) was full blooded German. They were Wedlers.
My grandfather's father (great grandfather) is also German (not full blooded) with the last name of Horstman (which is my last name)

Catalan-French: On my grandfather's side Horstman's area they have a family member through blood with the last name of Luc who is related to Joseph Joffre he was born in France to Catalan parents and a general in the french army when he was alive.

Native American- Grandfather side this time on his mother side: We don't know much about them besides they have Wyandotte Native American within them and possibly french with something else since some were so dark and some weren't (grandfather was dark) under the name of Colberts. We know they have been in Ohio and Kansas.

Dutch-Originated from Amsterdam and Haarlem through the Winans side. The surname was originally known as Wijnants which down the road the family changed it to Winans when they came to America. The farthest we have been on this side was to Jan Jansz Wijnants (a painter) His son Jan III moved to America and started us over here to Elizabeth, NJ. We also have family in Ohio who owns a Chocolate company called Winans Chocolate.

English- Snyders and (Isa)Belles (Isa Belles is which was changed due to ship errors) were from there on my grandmothers side but its unknown where in England. They had a Soda pop company before the depression hit.


FATHER'S SIDE
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( I do not know much about my dad nor his side but I know some by my aunt and step-grandmother)

Irish- This is on both my grandmother and grandfather's side. My grandmother (I believe her biological father is Irish and her biological mother but I am unaware of where) My grandfather side I know my great great (great?) grandmother is from Ireland but unaware as well as of where. Crossett side has some Irish but same as stated before.

Scottish- (oops I forgot Scottish) I am unaware where my great grandfather family originated from on my grandmother side. I am told he was Irish and Scottish

English- My great great grandfather is from England (Suffolk and Essex areas the Faiers side are from which is my father's last name) Crossett side as well has English but yet again unsure where

French?- There is a possible chance that there is french since my great great grandfather's last name on my grandfather's mother side last name is Dair/Dach/Dare (we seen these three last names on her) We know she is from Canada and has been said to me by some that she is French Canadian Indian but its not full confirmed on the French.

Native American- My grandfather has Native American as well, Blackfeet/Blackfoot and Rosebud Sioux. They are on the rolls as well so this is confirmed.

(This is all I know so far- there is rumours on famous relatives like Billie and Sam Faiers (Actresses) but this is unconfirmed since I tend to be a skeptic on these things.) That is it on my family tree. Sorry if bragging hittin' wasn't trying to. I am very proud of my ancestry though so pride tends to show.

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Posted: 03-Feb-2014, 03:48 PM
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From what I have learned so far (through family sources as well as research) my ancestry is as follows:

My mother's side is all Italian. My great grandparents and great great grandparents (as the case may be) all came to the US in the late 1800s/early 1900s, from the areas of Sicily, Minturno, Salerno, and Puglia.

My father's side is a bit more varied. My great great grandfather who carried my last name came from Switzerland in the late 1800s, probably somewhere around 1880 though I'm not sure exactly. The woman he married came from Ireland.

Four of my great great great grandparents came from Ireland as well on my grandfather's mother's side, probably in the mid 1800s.

On my paternal grandmother's side I have a line of Denisons who have been here since the 1700s and whom I have not been able to trace back to a country of origin yet. They were in Connecticut as far back as I've gone (later moved to NY), but I don't believe they are related to the famous Denisons of Mystic, CT. And one of my great great great grandmothers on that side, of the surname Orr, came from England around the early-mid 1800s.

I've also got a great great grandmother with the surname Hawkins, born in 1875 NY who I can't get past, so I'm not sure where her family is from.

Finally I've got two great great grandparents who both came from England around the late 1800s.

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Posted: 14-Feb-2014, 12:07 PM
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Om my Father's Side, my great grandfather and his 4 brothers emigrated from Ely in the late 1890's. My great grandmother who came from Edinburgh married my great grandfather before they left Britain. The brothers split up once they made it here.

My mother's paternal grandfather emigrated from Switzerland at the turn of the last century and met my great grandmother in Buffalo, NY (she was also swiss). Unfortunately my mom's mom was adopted and we don't know her parentage other than she was born in the upper peninsula of Michigan.
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Posted: 04-Mar-2014, 10:27 PM
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Around 1770 my ancestor Hugh MacArthur got thrown out of Scotland to make way for sheep. Of course, this was after the disaster of the Battle of Culloden.

So he has to pay for a boat ride to the new world thinking he was going to North Carolina to work on a family farm. Basically the ships owner told them to get out at Prince Edward Island. They set anchor for the night and a storm blows and destroys all of their belongings and tools. So they are stranded on PEI at the mercer of the Indians.

But the Indians help them through that first winter. They become farms and then this guy named William migrates to New England to work on the B&M Train line around the late 1800s.

He has a kid who has another kid who has me. So I guess that is how I got where I am!

I just hope those sheep got theirs in the end! biggrin.gif
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