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My Family Surnames

Alex is German, Gaelic, British, Scandinavian, Polish, Ashkenazic, Czechoslovakian, Neanderthal, and Iberian.

Introduction

I have studied my family history and heritage for years and in great depth. That being said, I had the desire to document, organize, and share some of the known surnames in my family. Take a look; we may be relatively closely related my relatively related relatives!

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A

Adams
Allen
Amos
Angleton
Antkowiak
Armington

Inserted Note

I enjoy how one of the surnames in my family tree is biblical. The Book of Amos is one of the texts typically included in the Old Testament and in the Jewish Tanakh. The prophet Amos is an important figure for many Jews, Christians, and other religious groups.

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B

Bahnline
Baker
Banta
Barlow
Barmann
Bastian
Bayline
Beckner
Benoit
Bicknell
Bigsby
Bishop

Inserted Note

It is an item of curiosity to wonder how closely I am related to Tom Baker. The television series "Doctor Who" has been on the the better part of more than 50 years with 14 actors to play the Doctor, but the fourth (Tom Baker) is many people's favorite!

B

Blackburn
Blair
Bliss
Bobkova
Boeschen
Boese
Boggs
Böhnlein
Boman
Booker
Boss
Bowers
Bowman
Boyer
Brehm
Brown
Bull
Burns
Butler

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C

Carle
Carpenter
Carr
Carrillo
Cermakova
Chadwick
Chafe
Chaffe
Chaffee
Cox

Inserted Note

I am grateful to be related to the Chaffees. The "Chaffee" name is well known in the military, NASA, and to some historians. My 11th great-grandfather Thomas Chafe was a relatively famous politician from the 1600s who has his own Wikipedia page! Thomas is far from the only Chaffee to have a place on Wikipedia. We members of the Chaffee family even possess our own family crest.

C

Chaffin
Charest
Chladkova
Choate
Clark

Inserted Note

I wonder how closely I am related to Second Lieutenant William Clark. The Lewis and Clark Expedition is a vert important memory for many citizens in the United States of America. This particular Clark is well known to a number of school children throughout our nation.

C

Clavier
Clifton
Colbert
Conway
Cooper
Counts
Cox
Craycraft
Cronenworth
Crowley

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D

Daggett
Daniel
Davenport
Davis
Deckerhoff
Deis
Diana
Dillard
Dobbins
Dobler
Dohler
Dressel
Driesel
Duke
Durk
Dvorak
Dvořáková
Dyer

Inserted Note

The name Dvorak may hold some significance to some people. I am relatively closely related to the famous composer Anton Dvorak. Some of Anton's musical works can be found on Youtube. Antonin Leopold Dvorak is my 4th great-uncle. His image and his work are fairly well known far and wide.

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E

Early
Eaton
Egan
Eikman
Elitzer
Elliott
Ellis
Epplin
Evans
Everitt

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F

Farny
Fawkener
Feuerhak
Finn
Flemming
Foley
Foster
Frank
Frohn
Frustaglio

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G

Garrett
Gauss
Geppi
Giggy
Gobin
Goeller
Gordon
Graham
Grundell
Guckenberger

Inserted Note

I would like to know if the model Ashley Graham isn't an eighth, ninth, or tenth cousin. It would be spectacular if her relation to myself were even closer than that! She is a very beautiful woman with a gorgeous smile. A person that attractive must be a close member of my family!

H

Handy
Hans
Hardesty
Harmon
Hathaway

Inserted Note

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway is one of the most gorgeous creatures to have existed since we rose from the primordial soup. It is an honor to share relations somewhere in my tree with such a wonderful and talented individual. Who doesn't love Anne Hathaway's work?

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H

Hall
Haug
Hill
Hills
Hobbs
Hoeltke
Hoffman
Hoffmeister
Horton
Hradsky
Hufsey
Hunter
Hyde
Hyne

Inserted Note

A certain Albert Hoffman was one who was the first person known to make lysergic acid diethylamide. This drug could potentially hold medical benefits in the future. One may note that a lot of very careful study is needed.

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I

Isass

J

James
Jankiewicz
Jones

K

Kaltz
Kearney
Keith
Kelly
Kerley
Kerns
Khintzlova
Kindrick
King
Kirk
Kittinger
Kluson
Koch
Kratt
Krug

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L

Leone
Lester
Ley
Lotz
Lovick
Lowe
Lubbert
Luppino

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M

Maggart
Mann
Martin
Mason
May
Mayberry
Mayers
Mazouch
McAfee
McCue
McDonald

Inserted Note

I am curious to know how closely related I am to the McDonald brothers who initiated the now famous chain of restaurants. McDonald's is now a huge corporate entity with awesome shareholder advantages and restaurants all over the world. It would be very neat to be a cousin to Richard and Maurice.

M

McFarlan
McKinley
McKnight
McLean
McRoy

Inserted Note

It would be very cool to find a close familial relationship to the founder of the famous television series "Family Guy"; that is, Seth McFarlane. "Family Guy" is not Seth's only artistic project. However, it may be his most well-known. "The Orville" is arguably Seth's best work, though such speculation is very relative.

M

Meeks
Merryman
Meyer
Miller
Mitchell
Mobley
Moeller
Mondello
Montalvo
Morris
Mumma
Murphy
Myers

Inserted Note

It is curious to ponder how closely I could be related to the famous actor and comedian Mike Myers. Mr. Meyers has played roles in a number of famous films, including "Wayne's World" and "Shrek". He also played multiple parts in the Austin Powers movies.

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N

Novak
Nowek

O

O'Farrell
Ormsby
Otelansek
Overstreet

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P

Palmer
Payne
Pearce
Pease
Peirce
Perrigoue
Perry
Pesek
Pfeiffer
Pivonka
Priester
Prisco
Prochaska
Protze

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Q

Quinn

R

Ramey
Rath
Raynor
Read
Rickard
Ringer
Robertson
Robey
Roche
Rockel
Rockle
Rose
Roth
Ruath
Ruth
Ryan

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S

Sabin
Santos
Santrucek
Sawyer
Schlimm
Schminke
Schosova
Schwartzkopf
Scott

Inserted Note

A good number of people in my relatively close area possess the Scott surname.

S

Seymour
Shea
Shearer
Sheldon
Shields
Shminke
Simmons
Simon
Sinclair
Sittler
Slattery
Sloan
Smetana

Inserted Note

One of my ancestors was a Sheldon who was actually born in Ireland. I love my Irish heritage. There should be no shame in being Irish, although the Irish haven't always been accepted in the United States.

Smith
Soergel
Speidel
Spidell
St John
St. Clair
Stephan
Steward
Stoeckle
Stoop
Strickland

Inserted Note

I would like to know where my relation to the prophet Joseph Smith Junior is.

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T

Taylor
Thomas
Ticha
Tirrell
Trecannelli
Turner

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U

Urban

V

Vesecky
Vickers
Vinson
Vojik

W

Wagner
Walters
Warkmeister
Waycott
Whaley
Wheatlie
Whitaker
White
Whitt
Wicks
Wilbur
Wildman
Willard
Wilson
Windom
Wozniak

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Y

Young

Inserted Note

I would love to know just how many individuals from the continent of Asia are my semi-distant cousins.

Z

Zdenek
Zimmerman
Zoltowski

Inserted Note

It is interesting that I went to high school with a Zimmerman. It is surprising how small the world seems to become as time and experience fill my awareness.

© 2018 Alexander James Guckenberger

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