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This is a list of surnames I am researching. I aim to have a page for each one. Please contact me or comment if you are interested in this research!

For some specific genealogy problems I’ve tacked, see the Mysteries page.

List of surnames of my ancestors and city or country of origin. Varying degrees of certainty.

Eastern European Jews

Alzufrom (Allzufrom, Altzifrom, etc.): Stanislavczyk, Ukraine
Barasch (Barach/Barash): Stanislavczyk, Ukraine
Goldberg: Minsk, Belarus
Kovall or Fagan: Minsk, Belarus
Krinski (Krinsky): Brest-Litovsk, Belarus
Mautner: Vienna, Austria
Miller: Brest-Litovsk, Belarus
Zwerling (Swerling): Bukovina, L’viv, Ukraine

Western European Catholics

Donovan: County Cork, Ireland
Farrell: County Galway, Ireland
MacGowan: County Leitrim, Ireland
MacTigue (MacTighe): County Leitrim, Ireland
Mahoney: County Mayo?, Ireland
McLoughlin or McClellan: County Mayo?, Ireland
McGreal: County Mayo, Ireland
McMillin (McMillan): New York, USA; probably originally Ireland
Mooney: County Galway, Ireland
Mullee: County Mayo, Ireland
O’Shea: County Cork, Ireland
Ratigan: County Mayo, Ireland
Shannon: New York, USA; probably originally Ireland or Scotland
Valentine: New York, USA; probably originally England or Scotland
Beyer/Heck?: Bavaria, Germany
Elbert: Bavaria, Germany
Gutfrucht: Bavaria, Germany
Hans: Bavaria, Germany
Hoffmann: Germany, probably Bavaria
Joerg (Yoerg): Germany, probably Bavaria
Schuessler: Bavaria, Germany

Surnames I’m interested in, since they are connected to my family by marriage, but are not my direct ancestors:

Gross: Paris, France; probably originally Ukraine/Poland [via Alzufrom]
Joondeph: Brest-Litovsk, Belarus [via Miller]
Poydasheff: Berdyansk, Ukraine [via Miller]
Sokolski: Paris, France; probably originally Ukraine/Poland [via Alzufrom]
Yesnovski: Brest-Litovsk, Belarus [via Miller]

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