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Lithuanian ancestors - Gill? Help needed

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Lithuanian ancestors - Gill? Help needed

Posted: 29 Oct 2002 7:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 May 2010 9:40AM GMT
Surnames: Gill, Gillus, Gillis, Gawius, Gawris
I am researching a family of GILL who came from Lithuania 1906 and ended up in a small coal mining town Lackawanna County - towns of Scranton & Carbondale in Pennsylvania. The name of immigrant was William Gill but was told by family the name was shortened from Gillus or Gillis. I cannot find him either of those names on transport records but I do find a William Gawius/Gawris who matches description of the same William Gill I am searching for.......my question is could the name Gawius in Lithuanian when pronounced - SOUND - like Gill and was thereby shortened to the American spelling of such. Any opinions welcome! Thank You!
Nancy
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
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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