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family origin/history/geneology

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Re: family origin/history/geneology

Posted: 20 Apr 2013 9:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Blankenship
The Blankenship family of my paternal great-great grandfather Rueben Blankenship, migrated to Missouri after the civil war and homesteaded 180 acres east of Noel, MO. In all account, I was told by an elderly cousin and historian of McDonald County, MO, the name originated from the Dutch/Irish, and she also mentioned Scotland given creditability. Often name changes are common of migrate families coming to America and learning the English language, and the first time I heard the original name as you have written spoken by the cousin years ago, I laughed in response because it sound of sgt. Shultz on Hogan heroes speaking in Dutch/German accent. I hope this information was helpful and good luck in your search.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Dick Blankenship 16 Nov 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Debby 12 Dec 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Natalie Healy 22 Feb 2002 1:45PM GMT 
ajd0814 10 May 2004 3:21AM GMT 
Ralph_Lucy 21 Apr 2013 3:44AM GMT 
Ralph_Lucy 21 Apr 2013 3:46AM GMT 
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