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Old 10-05-2017, 07:04 AM
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Similar to NCSU, earliest record was North Hampton VA in 1610, moved to Topsail, NC in 1760. We also had some connection to the royal family as oceanfront land was deeded to us. Not that long ago (20 years) dad was still in some sort of a legal battle over it, not sure of the specifics. At any rate, not rich either! Also had ancestors in Revolution, Civil War. My great grandparents moved to Carolina Beach when there were only 7 houses on it.
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:05 AM
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My paternal great grandparents immigrated from Lithuania in the early 1900s, through Ellis Island. Like many others, their last name was "Americanized" by an immigration officer- our last name had ended in "us," now it doesn't.

My mother and her parents and sister immigrated from Holland in 1953. My grandfather was a cobbler and was taken by the Nazis to work on their boots and shoes during the war. Needless to say, they came to the U.S. to leave the horrors of the war behind and start a new life. The story, though, has a crazy twist as of earlier this year. My grandparents always had green cards to live in the U.S. (my Mom became a U.S. citizen in the late '90s). My grandmother is now 95 and faithfully renewed her green card whenever it was due. Last year she went to renew and the immigration officer reviewing her record noticed where she was born: Michigan. He asked, "you were born in Michigan, why do you have a green card?" Completely flummoxed, my grandmother couldn't answer the question. She had moved from Michigan to England to Holland as a young girl and always considered herself "Dutch." To her knowledge (now), she had never renounced her U.S. citizenship and never had a U.S. passport, but could not wrap her brain around the idea that she had always been a U.S. citizen and never needed a green card to be here. It also means that my Mom and her sister, although born in Holland, were also U.S. citizens from the start. It is amazing to me that my grandmother, mother, and aunt had all renewed their green cards multiple, multiple times without anyone catching that they were already U.S. citizens, but it also makes for a pretty cool story!
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:07 AM
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Father's side traces back to Roger Williams on the Mayflower. Mothers side came from Germany in early 1800s.
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:08 AM
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Adopted. Don't have a clue.
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:17 AM
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Kicked out of jolly old England and sent to Georgia to make something of it, left there for Louisiana. Gramps on fathers side was handy with copper tubing, horses, cattle & poker.
Maternal side came from France and Sicily, grandmothers father was a bit of a playa and was shot leaving someone's bedroom and died a few days later from his injuries.
Double first cousins on my mothers side too boot.
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:39 AM
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cecoslovakia, or however you spell it in mid 1700s on my father's side. family settled in what would become West Virginia and then moved to Chicago then to eastern NC in early 1900s. The original family house that was built in late 1700s is still standing in W. Virginia today.
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:46 AM
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My great grandparents came over from Hungary through Ellis Island and settled in New Brunswick NJ (large Hungarian community). Can't remember the year though.

We have Mom's side going back to pre 1000, but the family joke is that one set of ancestors were late for the Mayflower so they got on the next boat.

Ancestry for me is 1/2 Hungarian, half everything else.
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:51 AM
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MY family come here from Argentina in 1986. I was five. Proud to be an American. This is the best country in the world
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Old 10-05-2017, 08:47 AM
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Brought from Minorca one of the Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Floyd's, aka Minorcans arrived at New Smyrna in 1768, traveling on one of 8 ships as indentured servants for the New Smyrna plantation settlement. 9 years later when debts were settled most moved to Saint Augustine and some slowly migrated north to Mayport were they lived for generations and I was raised.
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:07 AM
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Paternal great grandfather came over from Italy when he was 12 in 1898 and lived with friends in Brooklyn who arrived ahead. He met an Italian gal with a similar story and married, subsequently breeding like rabbits all over the New York / New Jersey area. As a kid I attended their 75th anniversary, he died at 98, her at 102. Tried to trace their genealogy back, but it appears that I come from a clan of goat herders in the French Italian Alps that didn't keep good records...
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:13 AM
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My people were here waiting for you when you arrived.
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:23 AM
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England. Who knows when? My mother's geneology surmises perhaps sometime when this country was England.

Grandmother on dad's side was from Norway.

edit. My mother claimed we had some indian blood in us. Doesn't every family lay claim to some "injun blood?"

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Old 10-05-2017, 09:29 AM
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Both sides of my family came from England in the 1700's.

One important thing I forgot to add is when they got here they became Americans, plain and simple.

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Old 10-05-2017, 09:34 AM
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Ok... I'm going to be the ODD one here...
I brought my family name to the great USA...
I'm from Argentina but gran parents are Italians, Spanish and Russians.
Came here when I was 22, so I'm basically like your grandparents!!!! LOL
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by seacups1 View Post
MY family come here from Argentina in 1986. I was five. Proud to be an American. This is the best country in the world
Great year to be an Argentinian...LOL:thum bsup:
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:38 AM
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German alps, middle England, what is now southern Poland, New York area (before the pale faces arrived)
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The smaller percentage of my ancestry is Micmac and St Francis Indians from Canada, and the Sunanpee tribe in New Hampshire. From general history that means some of my ancestors walked here from Siberia.

On the other side... French, Dutch and both colors or Irish. Some of these also came here through Canada.
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:44 AM
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Some of my family walked here around ten or twelve thousand years ago from Europe .My great grandmother was Algonquian Indian,she married my grandfather who was a civil war soldier in the civil war.No relation to Pocahontas.
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:44 AM
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Mother's side traces back to England, first arriving in Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1687 or so. I have a hand-drawn survey map of property in Octorara Township that was in the family in 1775--the year before the revolution ! My grandmother had a guy develop and publish a genealogy of her side of the family; my sister and I are on page 235 or something.

Father's side also came from England in the late 1800s and settled in slower Delaware. My sister recently tracked down family gravestones in Frankford. We're going to go down and do some cleaning; they don't look like they have been touched for decades.
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:53 AM
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Spotty information...

Fathers side - full blooded Cherokee.. Trail of tears to Oklahoma.. reservation to many areas in the US, most in CA and OK still.

Mothers side -- Irish, English... general in Tennessee... IIRC.. Statue of him in Sevierville (Last name of Sevier). Also, was the general pushing in the trail of tears IIRC.

Kind of a messed up family tree... Cherokee up and down mothers side as well, White ggggF, Indian ggggM or something.
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