Daily Archives: December 30, 2015

A list of families that have been researched appears below. Along with the names are stories which will help you find where your family fits into history. Genealogy can help you know if your ancestors were famous or infamous.  Hopefully, this will help you discover the adventure which is the family […]


Surnames that have changes in spelling over time: Abbott,  Abott, Abbot, Abbett, Abbet, Abett, Abbitt, Abbit, Abit Abendschon, Abentschon, Abendschone Abernathy, Abernethy, Abbernathy Abraham, Abrahams, Abrams, Abrams Abrincis, Abbrincis, DeAbrincis, Abrencis Ackerman, Akerman, Auckerman, Okerman Adams,  Addams, Adamms, Adam, Addoms Adkinson,  Atkinson, Atchison, Adkisson, Adkison, Adkerson, Acheson, Atkison, Ackison Addebury,  […]

Surname Variations (A-F)

Sources: Adams, an American Dynasty, by Francis Russell, Castle Books, New Jersey, 1976. Albion’s Seed, Four British Folkways in America, by David Hackett Fischer, Oxford University Press, New York, 1989. America, A Narrative History, by George Brown Tindall and David E. Shi, W. W. Norton And Company, New York, 1996. […]


The format of the following list includes Name, Passage Name, Ship’s Name, Master or Captain’s Name, Wife, Children, Port of Departure, Port of Entry, Date of Departure.   Alexandre, Alex See, the Cornwallis, Mtr. Andrew Sinclair, Wife, Children 10, Nova Scotia, South Carolina, October 13, 1755. Charles Aubin, Charles Benn, […]

Ships Lists

These passenger lists are lists of passengers on a particular voyage. The passengers on each ship are going from one place to another. There will be as much information on each segment as we can find. We will include the changes in specific names as much as is possible. Such […]

Passenger Lists

Names and their commonly and uncommonly used nicknames for girls include the following: Abigail – Abbie, Gail, Nabby, Abby Adaline – Ada, Addy, Adel, Aline, Edith, Linney Adelaide – Ada, Addie, Adela, Della, Heide, Heidi Adelia – Delia, Dellie, Addie Addison – Addie, Addy, Sonny Adolphia – Ado, Adoloe, Fia […]

Nicknames – Girls