Surnames

The Brick Walls

Allen ... or Lassen.. or Larson.. or maybe something else in Northern California since the 1850s. It's complicated. How do you research an ancestor who stole the identity of someone else who died on his ship? Will blog their story!

Bussio ... or Busseau... or maybe something else in Northern California since 1905 after emigrating from New Zealand. Their story is even more complicated than the Allens and will so be blogged about.

The Recent Generations

Balzer - Hesse-Darmstadt (Germany) to El Dorado then Placer County California by 1860, 9 Miller daughters

Beauvais - descendants of Joseph Xavier Beauvais b.1730 in France, Quebec through 1870, then to Illinois, Minnesota, Washington, California by 1910s.

DeVinny/DeVinney - 1780s New York/New Jersey to California by early 1900s. 

McIlroy/ (since 1880ish) McElroy - 1750-1800 Pennsylvania, 1800-1820 Ohio (some staying much longer), Oregon Trail pioneers to Washington Territory, then Northern California 1880-present.

Miller - 1830s Austria to El Dorado then Placer County California by 1860, 9 Miller daughters

Snyder - early 1800s Ohio, 1840-1850s Kentucky, 1860s-1880 Missouri & Texas, 1900-present Northern California.

Way Back There

(to be added soon!)

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