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Lithuanian ancestors - Gill? Help needed

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Re: Lithuanian ancestors - Gill? Help needed

Posted: 26 Dec 2012 3:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
The surname Gill appears in the Roman Catholic parish records of Radun in the Lida deanery of the diocese of Wilno. Radun is now in western Belarus; earlier the area was within the boundaries of eastern Poland, earlier the Russian Empire, and earlier still, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. A Gill married into my Blaszko family in Radun parish in the late 1700s. I've seen this surname in the church registers through the late 1800s. It is likely of Scottish origin. Politics, commerce, aristocratic family alliances, and military endeavors brought a fair number of Scots to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the 16th-18th centuries. A fair number of Poles/Lithuanians from Radun parish migrated to the Carbondale and Scrantona areas in the early 1900s. Gill may well be the correct surname. I would question what your immigrant's original first name was; "William" does not exist in Polish, but was often used by immigrants named Wicenty or Boleslaw, for example. Hope this helps!
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nkaufman1 29 Oct 2002 2:56PM GMT 
bubbeleh 2 Nov 2002 3:04AM GMT 
nkaufman1 4 Nov 2002 1:02PM GMT 
Gwen 22 Jul 2003 12:58AM GMT 
karl_zaker 14 May 2010 4:27AM GMT 
lida_ancestor... 26 Dec 2012 10:40PM GMT 
xxIreneGxx 5 Jan 2013 3:00AM GMT 
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