Surnames I Seek

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* Indicates a direct line surname

Allen / Allan*

  • Virginia - 1793
  • Clark County, Kentucky - 1844
  • Sumner, Tennessee - 1850
  • Winchester, Kentucky - 1876
  • Jefferson County, Kentucky -1900 
  • Jackson County, Missouri - 1926 
  • Summit County, Ohio - 1938
Meaning: Scottish and Northern English: variant spelling of Allen. This is the more common spelling of the name in Scotland and Northern England; in Scotland it is often found as an English form of the Gaelic name McAllen (see McAllan). Source: Dictionary of the American Family Names 2013, Oxford University Press, Last Name Meaning and Origins (http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts accessed September 10, 2014)

Baudermann*
  • Kelpsau, Krautheim, Baden-Wurtemburg, Germany - 1788
  • Essex County, NJ - 1852
  • Middlesex, NJ - 1920
  • Jackson County, MO - 1941
  • Somerset, NJ 1962
Meaning: Unknown at this time.


Brimson*

  • London, England -1838
  • Mere, Wiltshire, England - 1850
  • Saint Lawrence County, New York - 1860
  • Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas - 1900
  • Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas - 1908
Meaning: This surname is of Old French origin, and is a locational name from "Briencun", a place in Normandy. A family from this place gave their name to Brimstone Hill in Little Wakering, Essex. The surname may also derive from a patronymic form of the name Brim, which itself comes from the Middle English "brem(e), brim(me)", vigorous, fierce, from the Olde English pre 7th Century word "breme", famous, noble, with the patronymic ending "-son", hence "Brimson". Source Surname Database: Brimson Last Name Origin, (http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Brimson accessed 12/7/2014)

Conlin
  • Roscommon Ireland - 1828
  • Cuyahoga County, Ohio - 1856
  • Audrain County, Missouri - 1860
  • Linn County, Missouri - 1870
Meaning: Conlan, Conlon. Conlan, Conlon and Connellan are all synonyms (readers outside Ireland who might tend to stress the second syllable - ell - of Connellan may need to be told that in fact it is barely audible, Connellan and Conlan being pronounced almost alike). Several different Irish surnames have been so anglicized. The principal septs so called in English are O Conalláin of Roscommon and Galway and O Coinghiolláin of Co. Sligo: their present day representatives are chiefly found in north Connacht - in Counties Mayo and Sligo. The name is also fairly numerous in Co. Meath and the midlands, where however they are also called Quinlan - ÓCoindealbháin in Irish: they descend from an important sept seated near Trim which traces back to Laoghaire, King of Ireland in the time of St. Patrick, but was dispossessed at the Anglo-Irish invasion. In Munster ÓCoindealbháin, usually anglicized Quinlevan, is sometimes called Conlon. Source: Heraldry Database (http://www.celticradio.net/php/heraldry/search.php?id=212&branch=Conlin, accessed 12/7/2014)

Evingham/Everingham*

  • Hardin County, Ohio - 1875
  • Livingston County, Illinois - 1898
  • Buffalo County, Nebraska - 1910
Meaning: This is an ancient English surname. It is locational and originates from the village of Everingham in the East Riding of the county of Yorkshire. This village is first recorded as early as the year 972 a.d. in the famous Anglo-Saxon Chronicles. The name means "The place of the Eofor people", a local tribe of some significance. Read more from source Internet Surname Database: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Everingham#ixzz3ToROnK6K, accessed 3/8/2015)

Fritze*
  • Westphalia, Prussia - 1828
  • Newark, Essex County, New Jersey - 1852
Meaning: No meaning found to date.

Gaines
  • Clark County, Kentucky - 1897
  • Oldham County, Kentucky - 1897
Gilpin*
  • Trumbull County, Ohio - 1831
  • Livingston County, Illinois - 1855
Greenstreet
  • Sullivan County, Missouri - 1874
  • Will County, Illinois - 1891
  • Pettis County, Missouri - 1896
  • Douglas County, Kansas - 1899
Hart*
  • Clark County, Kentucky - 1876
  • Jackson County, Missouri - 1910
Hemmer*
  • Baden-Wurtemburg, Germany - 1807
Lucking*
  • Westphalia, Prussia - 1825
  • Newark, NJ - 1855
McGowan
  • Ireland - 1836
  • Cuyahoga County, Ohio - 1856
  • Audrain County, Missouri - 1860
  • Linn County, Missouri - 1870

Merys*

  • London, England -1833
  • Rensselaer County, New York - 1864
  • Douglas County, Kansas - 1904
Mills
  • Washington County, Kentucky - 1831
  • Monroe County, Missouri - 1866
  • Linn County, Missouri

Scott*

  • Winchester County, Kentucky - 1840
Smith*
  • Jefferson County, Ohio - 1832
  • Livingston County Illinois - 1855
Varnum*
  • Rockingham County, New Hampshire - 1834
Winship*
  • Rockingham County, New Hampshire - 1862
  • Jackson County, Missouri - 1888
Wolpert*
  •   Klepsau, Baden, Germany - 1788