Category: Names

Lotte Lehmann by “Caveman Chuck” Coker, on Flickr. CC Image, Some rights reserved
Lotte Lehmann's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is one of several that misspell their subjects' name. 0

Surnames: Peter Herrick or Petrus Heurich?

For some time, while doing research to create my family tree, I had a very hard time figuring out what my ancestors’ last names were originally. In a couple specific cases, I was wondering...

SS Florizel passenger manifest, New York, 18 October 1913, p. 170–71 by Volturno History, on Flickr. CC Image, Some rights reserved 0

Discovering Names

What does your name mean, where does it come from, how else could you spell it? They are questions I have been trying to ask some of my long deceased ancestors. They generally don’t...

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