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Paternal ancestors surname Orentas from Lithuania
« on: Wednesday 06 February 19 15:08 GMT (UK) »
I have recently discovered my great grandfathers death certificate online, not sure when the family came to England but the 1911 Census says they hailed from "Russia".  I have been told that the name Orentas is Lithuanian, but my family seem to have changed their name to Williams.  My grandfather according to the Census says he and his 2 younger brothers were born in Manchester and are British by parentage.  Trouble is I cannot find a birth record for any of them in either surname.  Any ideas please?

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Re: Paternal ancestors surname Orentas from Lithuania
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 07 February 19 12:35 GMT (UK) »
@OAP, Russia would be correct, many Lanarkshire Lithuanians went back home to fight for the Tsar in the Great War.

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Re: Paternal ancestors surname Orentas from Lithuania
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 February 19 17:05 GMT (UK) »
welcome to Rootschat OAP
Try contacting this tree owner - Lithuania
does the name Jonas Orentas mean anything to you ?
also
Jedemias Orentas / Sandra Orentas / Victor Orentas ?? - all in one tree but doesn't give the country

https://gw.geneanet.org/krupauskas?n=orentas&oc=&p=jonas     Jonas Orentas record
oakes,liverpool..neston..backford..poulton cum spittal(bebington)middlewich,cheshire......   sacht,helgoland  .......merrick,herefordshire adams,shropshire...tipping..ellis..  jones,garston,liverpool..hartley.dunham massey..barker. salford

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Re: Paternal ancestors surname Orentas from Lithuania
« Reply #3 on: Friday 08 February 19 18:35 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for your help, but unfortunately, none of those names are on my list.