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Sean Edward Rumbaugh (View posts)
Posted: 18 May 1999 9:00AM GMT
Hello. I have been trying to research our family name on the internet, but due to inexperience I have encountered obstacles. One of these is that all the information I have come across deals with our family in the United States, and I am interested in the pre-U.S. history, specifically the country or region of origin of the surname. For years I have been told it's Germany, but recently I met someone with the surname, "Baugh", who told me, as other Rumbaughs have, that all those with derivations of "Baugh" in the surname are related. But, she also told me quite assuredly that "Baugh" was a Welsh surname, and the Welsh word for "stubborn". If true, it would certainly explain alot, as I'm sure you know what I mean. The "stubborn" part, I mean. Usually, surnames from a certain ethnic group are words or contain words in that ethnic language. "rum", "baugh", and "rumbaugh" failed to produce any listings at all in several German dictionaries. Though this is certainly not proof, I'm just not so sure It's German anymore. Any input about pre-America Rumbaugh would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Sean Edward Rumbaugh 18 May 1999 3:00PM GMT 
KellyDonovan2... 12 Jun 1999 8:37PM GMT 
James L Cockroft 10 Sep 2000 10:34PM GMT 
ANITABEATTY 22 Jul 1999 11:02PM GMT 
rumbaugh ross st.clair 23 Jul 1999 10:33AM GMT 
Alan Niederauer 5 Aug 1999 8:17PM GMT 
Jennifer 20 Sep 1999 7:35AM GMT 
Alan Niederauer 20 Sep 1999 10:38PM GMT 
Jennifer 21 Sep 1999 11:55AM GMT 
Alan Niederauer 21 Sep 1999 6:46PM GMT 
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