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Updated August 6, 2002


I am currently researching many lines in the family, so no one line is very complete. The surnames with the least information are the Daniel, Dean, and Saunders.

The Purington and Hirtle/Hebb families are fairly well-documented. The Puringtons first landed in the York, Maine area in the 1600s. The Hebbs and Hirtles arrived in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in the 1700s, amid the German Lutheran migration. These lineages are the origins of most of the present-day Purington, Hirtle and Hebb families currently in the United States and Canada.

I've also chosen to include a large amount of information on the Miller family in the Waldoboro area. This surname is not directly linked to my family at this time, but I suspect there is a family link that I haven't discovered yet. In any case, the Miller history is particularly interesting due to the Miller involvement in the early shipyards of Waldoboro, as well as early involvement in the the Old German Church. A member of this lineage also founded the Lincoln County News.

I have the source information for most of the research in the tree, but have not yet posted most of this. If you have any questions or additions, please feel free to contact me. I'd be happy to share any additional information that I may have.

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Debra K Dean
debdean@hotmail.com

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