First: my english is not good.
I find this text when i was surfing in net. i hope you stil use this adres and read this message.
Iam Pekka Palanne from Finland and interested in surnames as Palanne and Peura. My grandfather was Kaappo Palanne born in Virrat (in Finland) 21.3.1887, when he was born his name was Gapriel Peura. I am interested in my relatives and if you can send me list first names and date under Palanne and Peura it will help me a lot. All who has surname Palanne are relatives to me, in Finland is only 56 persons who have or have had surname Palanne. i dont know is anywhere else persons who has surname as Palanne.
My grandfaters father surname was Peura and he was born in Virrat.
Iam interested in genealogy and hope i find where and who are my relatives.
I am sure that your list of names will help me to find them.
From: "Susan" <firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: [FINLAND] Some Finnish Surnames
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 08:42:53 -0800
During my search for my grandparents,Matti and Marie Peura (Finland to
Gloucester,Mass.), I came upon a wonderful Finnish lady that lives in
Holden,Mass. I spoke to her by phone as her last name was Peura. She doesn't
have e-mail service. She sent me 4 index pages of her family tree. (snail
mail). I did not have a match with her Peura's.
Her list of names ( just from the 4 page index ) are as follows;
Oikarinen, Oikia, Ojala, Ojanen, Ojaniemi, Ojanpera, Oksanen, Olkkonen,
Ollila, Olsson, Oravamaki, Outila, Outinen, Paananen, Paappa, Paavola,
Paikkala, Pajunen, Pajuniemi, Pakari, Palagyi, Palanne, Pallonen,Palmu,
Paloniemi, Paluoja, Panttila, Parmen, Paronen, Partanen, Parviainen,
Paulamaki,Paunila, Pearce, Pekkala, Pelkonen, Pellikka, Peltokangas,
Peltokoski, Peltola, Peltonen, Peltoniemi, Pennala, Pensomaa, Penttila,
Penttinen, Perala, Peramaki,Pesonen, Petterson, Peuhkuri, Peura, Peuramaki,
Pietila, Pihlaja, Pihlajamaki, Piilahti, Piirto, Piirtola, Pirila,
Pirttijoki, Pirttilahti, Pirttimaa, Pirttisarka, Pohja, Pohjasmaki, Pokka,
Pollari, Porrassalmi, Poukka, Propp, Puhakka, Puntila, Puro, Puronsivu,
Purra, Pusa, Pusaa, Puska, Puskala, Puukkoniemi, Puustinen, Pyy, Paivinen,
Paivalainen, Paivarinne, Paivarinta, Paivonsalo, Parnanen, Pontinen, Pontys,
Poytalaakso, Raevirta, Raiskio, Raita, Raitanen, Raittila, Raittinen,
Raivio, Raja, Rajakoski.
Under each surname is a list of first names and a date, I assume
birthdate. Most of the names do not go back to far. Only to early to mid
1800's. If you see your last name on here I will gladly look up the first
name. If the name your looking for is on my list I will give you this lady's
snail mail address.
I also have a small book about Gloucester, Mass. in the late 1800's. There
are alot of names in there of Finnish people who worked in the Granite
Quarries. I'll be happy to do a look-up.