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Any history on my surname would be very helpful.

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Re: Any history on my surname would be very helpful.

Posted: 1 Sep 2012 10:27PM GMT
Classification: Query

Kasimir (Kazimieras in Lithuanian) would be Casimir in English and not Charles.

However, many of the time, Lithuanian men used Charles in lieu of Kazimieras in American documents. Men known as William likely had been Vincas/Vincentas in Lithuania. Why they didn't just switch to using Vincent in the U.S. is unknown.

In Lithuanian, the letter J is pronounced as a Y which would explain how Jankauskas became Yankauskas in the U.S.

Tom S.

Tom S.
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Justin Urgitis 6 Jan 2000 12:00PM GMT 
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Therese Weitz 29 Sep 2001 3:03AM GMT 
L Robinson 1 Oct 2001 10:41PM GMT 
tracey Donnelly 22 Aug 2001 2:12AM GMT 
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