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Surname Saturday – Meiklejohn

The first ancestor in my tree with this surname was Elizabeth Meiklejohn.  Her relationship to my ex-husband is as follows: Elizabeth married James Sinclair on 5 Dec 1783 at Olrig, Caithness, Scotland.  They had 9 children: Margaret Sinclair christened 17 Dec 1784 at Olrig Alexander Sinclair christened 18 Jan 1787 at Olrig Ann Sinclair christened… Continue reading Surname Saturday – Meiklejohn

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Surname Saturday – Mansfield

The first ancestor in my tree with this surname was Dora Mansfield.  The relationship to my ex-husband is: 21 Dora Mansfield (1844-1913) Dora was baptized 31 March 1844 at Tralee, Kerry, Ireland. She married James Smith on 26 February 1873 at Nuntin in the Colony of Victoria.  They had five children: Thomas Smith (1873-1935) Mary… Continue reading Surname Saturday – Mansfield

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Surname Saturday – Lepper

The first ancestor with this surname was Catherine Lepper. The line back to my ex-husband is: Catherine (or Katherine) Lepper was born about 1829 in Konigsberg, Germany (which is now Kaliningrad, Russia). She was in Liverpool, England by 1853, where she married Jacob Theisinger on 18 September 1853.  Her marriage record lists her father as… Continue reading Surname Saturday – Lepper

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Surname Saturday – Laver (Lavor)

The first ancestor in my tree with this surname was Caroline Elizabeth Florence Laver.  Caroline was my ex-husband’s great grandmother: 13. Caroline Elizabeth Florence Laver (1872-1934) Known as Florence, she was born 30 December 1872 in Inkerman Street, St Kilda in the Colony of Victoria. Florence married Thomas Casey on 20 August 1890 at Highbury… Continue reading Surname Saturday – Laver (Lavor)

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Surname Saturday – Kipp (Valentin Kipp)

Last week, I wrote about my ex-husband’s ancestor, Maria Barbara Kipp, and that I found a christening record for her, which showed her parents were Valentin Kipp and Susanna. This week, I am sharing the research I have done for Valentin. I did a search for Valentin Kipp on FamilySearch, and the first record that… Continue reading Surname Saturday – Kipp (Valentin Kipp)