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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 24 July 07 23:14 BST (UK) »
Hello all!

Many thanks for the sites and tips  :)  I will try them all!
Been hungrey for some information on German searching... D apD  where did you go ? :'(

One of our German surnames is HEFLINE with many different spellings I am sure.  The first record we can find is on the 1830 US Census for our GrGrGrGrandfather John HAEFLEIN , from Germany.  SUPPOSEDLY  as family stories go, the name was "VON" HAEFLEIN, HEFLINE, HEFLEIN, HEFLENE..etc  and  somewhere in the tree was a German Count in Baden....SUPPOSEDLY....

Cannot seem to find what port he arrived in, but ended up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.   Have records from 1830 on, but brickwall prior to that, so hopefully those sites will help in our search.

Another German surname in our tree is THAW... any suggestions as to other spellings.? ???

All the best, Marilyn  :)
BAIRD  - Kirkcudbright, Scotland
RAMSDEN - Lancashire, Yorkshire, England
SILCOCK, GREAVES, LORD, GREENALL - Lancashire, England
HOWELL - Stroud,Gloucestershire; Westminster,
 Middlesex, England
COUSINS, DAVIES, KING - Westminster, Middlesex,
 England
WALKER, ARCHER

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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 25 July 07 07:13 BST (UK) »
Hello Marilyn

It could be "Thor". The "h" is not pronounced. If you go to Family Search and put this name in, you'll see there's some in US, Canada and from various countries in Europe and Scandinavia.

It could also be "Dohr". The t and the d are not always pronounced as the t and d in English. My neighbour's husband is called Thomas but when she shortens it to Tommy it sounds like Dommy to me.

Good luck
Gill
Whitlow: Witton-cum-Twambrooks/Northwich
Owen: Cheshire
Pfisterer (Fisher): West Riding Yks 1850-1875
Fisher (Pfisterer): Des Moines, Iowa 1886-
Wallis: West Riding Yks/Des Moines, Iowa, 1892-
Heinzmann: Hull/Northwich
Pfisterer, Heinzmann, Künzelsau, Baden-Württemberg
Brueck: Kocherstetten B-W
Volpp: Morsbach B-W
Schluchterer: Künzelsau, B-W

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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #29 on: Thursday 26 July 07 03:20 BST (UK) »
Many thanks Gill,  never new about the t and d thing.  Will give it a try and see what comes up!

I felt very confident searching my English and Scottish lines, but now, with the German side of the family, I feel somewhat  handicapped and unsure of myself.. So glad to have this panel to come to for help   ;)  

I was also told the Thaw could be "Tau".  Any thoughts on this?

 Marilyn
BAIRD  - Kirkcudbright, Scotland
RAMSDEN - Lancashire, Yorkshire, England
SILCOCK, GREAVES, LORD, GREENALL - Lancashire, England
HOWELL - Stroud,Gloucestershire; Westminster,
 Middlesex, England
COUSINS, DAVIES, KING - Westminster, Middlesex,
 England
WALKER, ARCHER

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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #30 on: Thursday 26 July 07 07:11 BST (UK) »
Hello Marilyn

Thaw = auftauen
Tau = dew

I've seen German names translated such as Kurz into Short, so this is a possibility.

Looked quickly on FamilySearch, a lot of "Taus", many Asian but there were a number in Germany and Holland.

Happy hunting
Gill
Whitlow: Witton-cum-Twambrooks/Northwich
Owen: Cheshire
Pfisterer (Fisher): West Riding Yks 1850-1875
Fisher (Pfisterer): Des Moines, Iowa 1886-
Wallis: West Riding Yks/Des Moines, Iowa, 1892-
Heinzmann: Hull/Northwich
Pfisterer, Heinzmann, Künzelsau, Baden-Württemberg
Brueck: Kocherstetten B-W
Volpp: Morsbach B-W
Schluchterer: Künzelsau, B-W

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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #31 on: Thursday 26 July 07 16:14 BST (UK) »
Well thats a surprise!  Thanks again, will take a look.  :)

All the best, Marilyn

ps - you're not caught up in all those nasty floods, are you?
       what a tragic time for all the folks involved...M
BAIRD  - Kirkcudbright, Scotland
RAMSDEN - Lancashire, Yorkshire, England
SILCOCK, GREAVES, LORD, GREENALL - Lancashire, England
HOWELL - Stroud,Gloucestershire; Westminster,
 Middlesex, England
COUSINS, DAVIES, KING - Westminster, Middlesex,
 England
WALKER, ARCHER

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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #32 on: Saturday 16 August 08 12:47 BST (UK) »
I didn't know where to put this link which is of the German-Canadian Museum of Applied History.  This is devoted to the Braunchweig region of Germany and gives details of various armies including names. 

http://home.ica.net/~claus/

Rena

Aberdeen: Findlay-Shirras,McCarthy
MidLothian: Mason,Telford,Darling,Cruikshanks,Bennett,Sime, Bell
Lanarks:Crum, Brown, MacKenzie,Cameron, Glen, Millar
Ross, Urray:Mackenzie
Moray: Findlay; Marshall/Marischell
Perthshire: Brown Ferguson
Wales: McCarthy, Thomas
England: Almond, Askin, Dodson, Harrison, Maw, McCarthy, Munford, Pye, Shearing, Smith, Smythe, Speight, Strike, Wallis/Wallace, Ward, Wells
Germany: Flamme,Ehlers, Bielstein, Germer, Mohlm, Reupke

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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #33 on: Thursday 04 September 08 20:22 BST (UK) »
Hello searchers ;)
If i keep hitting a brick wall, i send a e-mail to the city where my great-aunt,
her husband and daughter where born. My great-aunt and her family, moved from Brighton to Merseburg. She was born British, her husband German.
Don't give up!!

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Re: Sharing Useful Tips: GERMANY and E. Europe
« Reply #34 on: Tuesday 23 December 08 07:12 GMT (UK) »
Hello everyone

Lots of lovely info there hope it will help in my search for GGf
Gustav Heise. See my post further down.

Michael
HEISE ,Germany, London and Birkenhead.
HARTWELL. London. Arundel.
CAPSTICK, Westmorland and Liverpool
BUTLER Liverpool
CHARTERS,  Walton Liverpool
GORE,Sefton, Liverpool .
CRUICE Roscommon and Liverpool.
ROBINSON, Westmorland.
ATKINSON,Westmorland.
DACRE, Westmorland.
FORSHAW,Sefton,Liverpool

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to possibility Thaw coming about Tau
« Reply #35 on: Saturday 28 March 09 19:32 GMT (UK) »

this is possible -  if a german speaks Tau and an english person write the word down he may come to Thaw about the pronouncing.
as example i have seen by the name Riedl which became americanized Reatl as both sound similar - the one spoken in german and the other in english.  8)