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Old 10-13-2008, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Here's a cool site for researching your Family name Coats of Arms (Family Crests) & Surname Histories
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Location: moving again
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so cool!! thanks for that!!
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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You're welcome. It seems I am alot more Scottish than I thought. All of my Mother's side is Scottish, My dad's side is english.
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Spanish
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Greater PDX
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Interesting. Mine showed an incorrect coat-of-arms, however. Then again, I have a pretty common surname and there are probably multiple origin points.
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:37 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I already had mine traced (actually an aunt did it) and it simply confirmed most of what she had thought: most of mom's line is Scottish from the Western Isles. What the test did show is we are Ulster Scot / Scotch Irish, so our line is 99% Celtic, whereas many Isle Scots are 50/50 Celtic and Norweigan.

Supposedly I am a direct descentant of several early (400s AD) Irish kings and a warrior who fought and died at the Battle of Bannockburn (the decisive battle in the Scottish War for Independence), and the musicians for many of the Scottish kings

My first ancestor on this line came from Isle of Skye, Scotland


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Old 10-13-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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Well, I checked out that Coat of Arms site and it has that my last name is English and that's about it. The crest looked alright also.
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Census how do you find that stuff out? The only one I really know about is the Pollocks Pollock Genealogy Page

I need to know Thompson and Curl too
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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I'm a Thompson as well... it says our surname is "distinguished" ha ha

It sounds right, my grandpa said his family came from Scotland... and so does the site...
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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My moms side is completely German, and my dad is English/Scottish.
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