|I have established this site to share genealogical data that I have spent twenty plus years collecting on the following families. This is just a sampling of surnames that I am researching - but hopefully uncommon enough that you will find my site and perhaps a link.
Surnames that I am researching, that are not included on this site are listed here:
My wife's grandfather was from Richmond, VA and we are researching the following families in Central Virginia:
McROBERTS, CLEMENTS/CLEMENS, BISHOP, LIVELY, LAYNE/LANE, JOHNSON, BUSBY, WONYCOTT/WANICUTT, MANLEY, MATTHEWS, HOBSON, BRADSHAW, WHITLOW.
My wife's mother has roots in Cape Breton, NS and Quebec - some of the more prominent surnames are:
Port Hood, Inverness County, Cape Breton - MACDOUGALL, KEATING, MacINNES, MacDONALD, MacEACHERN, HEARN
Ste.Genevieve-de-Batiscan area, Quebec - TRUDEL, TOUTONT, PROULX, ROBIDAS, LEFEBVRE, RAULT - plus MANY others!
The following surnames appear in my own line, but are not detailed in the reports below:
York County, Ontario - (Pennsylvania German) - COBER, FISHER, SNIDER, FOCKLER, BAKER/BECKER - most from Somerset Co. PA
Guysborough Co., NS - DIECKHOFF/DEACOFF, STROPEL, FERGUSON, GRAHAM, MARSHALL, HURST, HURLEY, KEATING, FORKHILL
York County, Ontario - non PA German - MILLS, MARSHALL, WINFIELD, GRAHAM, WILLCOCK, JOSE, LYONS (English
Antrim County, Ireland - SHANNON, KELSO, COURTNEY, BARNETT, CRAIG, MAWHINNEY, GRAHAM, ADAMSON, FINLAY, SKELTON
Frontenac County, Ontario - MONTGOMERY, TAYLOR, BULCH
Brentford, Middlesex, England - PEACOCK, BUTLER, YOUNG, MARRINER
Suffolk, England - MILLS, CHURCHYARD, HAMBLYN, FISH, MOATS
Cornwall, England - WILLCOCK, JOSE, TOBY, CLINICK, HARRY, OLIVER, POLGASE, MURRISH, RUNDLE, HAWKE, KNIGHT, JOB, TRUSCOTT
Yorkshire, England - STANLEY, JOHNSON, NEWMAN, BAILEY, GRIFFITHS, TOLSON, STANHOPE
Borders, Scotland - ARMSTRONG, JARDINE, REID, LITTLE, THORBURN, PATIE, RICHARDSON, PATERSON, SCOTT
Please review the reports at the bottom of this page which outline my "BRICK WALLS"! Any help or research suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I have temporarily removed these reports. If any of these families are of interest to you, please email me directly.
COOMBER/COMBER of Brentford, Middlesex and Wrotham, Kent, England
My COOMBER ancestors originated in Wrotham Parish, Kent and I follow a family line that moved to Brentford, Middlesex and finally, Bristol, before leaving for Ontario, Canada in 1906.
HORNER/HANAUER of Somerset Co., PA and Markham Twp., York Co. ON
Daniel HORNER and his wife, Anna Maria KIMMEL, came to Ontario in 1805 with many other Pennsylvania German settlers from Somerset County. They raised their family at Headford in Markham Township, York Co., Ontario.
LaROSE/LaRUSH of Montreal and Etobicoke Twp., York Co. ON
Alexandre LaRose was a native of Montreal, Quebec who came to Ontario in 1812 while fighting with the Essex Militia. His wife, Susannah, was of Pennsylvania German ancestry, and after his early death, she married Pierre LaROCHE (Peter LaRUSH), also from Montreal. The LaRose and LaRush families settled in Etobicoke Township, York Co., Ontario. Go to the file "Susannah" below to see her descendants.
LYONS/MAGUIRE of Strabane, Tyrone Co., Ireland and Georgina Twp., York Co., ON
John LYONS commutted his pension from the Chelsea Hospital in London for passage to Canada in 1831. He settled in the Township of Georgina, York Co., Ontario. Some of his children remained in York County, others went to Alabama, Michigan and Kentucky.
SIZE/SEITZ or VAN SIZE of Kingston, ON and Markham Twp., York Co. ON.
John SIZE and wife, Elizabeth VAN DER HEYDEN came from Schenectady NY to Ontario in 1800. They were early settlers in Unionville, Markham Twp. Their descendants have moved all over Canada and the US.
|COOMBER - HORNER - LaROSE - LYONS - SIZE Genealogies
Updated April 11, 2004
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