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Allison Family History

Surname Origin The Allison family descended from a clan among the Dalriadan kingdom of the Scotland west coast, according to House of Names.   Allison’s were first found in the former county of Lanarkshire in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland.  This area is now divided into the city of Glasgow and Lanarkshire.  The 1300 territories in this area were acquired before 1300 from their family seat at Loupe.  Click to learn more about the family history. Initially, I always […]

Trowbridge Family History

After the Norman Conquest of 1066, there was a wave of migration to England which also brought the name Trowbridge. The surname was derived from the Old English word for wooden bridge, according to House of Names.  Click to learn more about the family history. Initially, I always check the Ancestry.com site to see what information they have. Five hundred fifty seven thousand historical documents is quite a bit of information to sort through. With 80,000 birth, marriage, and death […]

App Family History

The App surname is derived from the Old English word æpse, meaning aspen. It could be used as a nickname for a timid person, referring to the trembling leaves of a tree, according to House of Names. The name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain and indicates family that lived near notable aspen trees. Ancestry reports it as being English or German. There are over sixty thousand historical documents on Ancestry for this surname. There are census […]

Piquet Family History

Surname Origins Based on the fact that the Piquet ancestors in my family came from France, I’m going to deduct that this is where the name originates from. But let’s do some research and see if we can find out more about it, shall we? Initially, I always check the Ancestry.com site to see what information they have. Twenty thousand historical documents is quite a bit of information. It seems with 9,000 birth, marriage, and death certificates, there’s at least […]

Oliver Family History

Oliver Surname The Oliver Family is going to be an interesting bunch.  I mentioned the Buchanan Estate scam when I posted the Buchanan Family History page.  Well, the Oliver family ties into this as well.  In two ways…one, there are some Buchanan’s that married into the Oliver family.  And two, there was one Oliver person that I know of that claimed it was from the Oliver side that we were related to former President James Buchanan. In fact, he stole the […]

Buchanan Family History

Buchanan Surname The Buchanan Family is what sparked my interest in researching our family history.  When I was a little girl, I heard that former President James Buchanan was my 5 x’s Great Uncle.  So, naturally, I set out to see if that was true…and how he was related exactly…more on that later.  And now here we are today. I did a quick search on Ancestry.com to find the origin of the surname Buchanan.  Buchanan originated in Scotland.  Interestingly, my great […]

Applegate Family History

Applegate Surname With John Edward Beyl marrying Edna Mae Applegate, this gives me a whole new line of ancestors to research.  My initial search on the Applegate surname looks promising. I did a quick search on Ancestry.com to find the origin of the surname Applegate.  It appears to be a variant of Applegarth which seems to come from the northern Middle English word gate or road. Fortunately, Ancestry seems to have hundreds of thousands of records for the Applegate surname […]

Edna Mae Applegate

John Edward Beyl |  Edna mae Applegate Margaret Louise Beyl Viola Mildred Beyl Charles Edward Beyl Mary Lou Beyl Frederick Eugene Beyl Documented History Edna Mae Applegate in my most recent ancestor from the Applegate Family.  She was born on 16 December 1894 in Crothersville, Indiana, per Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. According to the 1900 United States Federal Census, Edna lived with her parents and siblings in Jackson County, Vernon Township, Crothersville, Indiana on 19 June 1900. Her parents were […]

Jacob William Beyl Sr.

In an effort to be transparent to our visitors, please understand that we may get small commissions from purchases made through the links in this article. Please review our full disclosure at the very bottom left side of this page. Jacob William Beyl Sr. |  Margaret Elizabeth Kern Jacob William Beyl Jr. Mary Elizabeth Beyl John Edward Beyl Lillian Francis Beyl Grover Thomas Beyl Documented History Still working on the Beyl family,  I am desperately trying to crack through this brick […]

John Edward Beyl

John Edward Beyl |  Edna Mae Applegate Margaret Louise Beyl Viola Mildred Beyl Charles Edward Beyl Mary Lou Beyl Frederick Eugene Beyl Documented History Viola Mildred‘s father was John Edward Beyl.  John was born in Columbus, Indiana on 15 February 1887, per his Death Certificate.  His parents were Jacob Beyl and Mary E. Kern.  I was also able to confirm his birthdate on several historical documents including the Federal Census records, the Indiana Select Marriages Index, the U.S. Social Security […]