Thanks Deborah, I visited your site and found the following names in just two pages. I'll get back to it when I have more time. I had been wondering about several of these surnames already, partly because of the first-name naming patterns, and partly because of the their choices of business, etc. The pattern I've noticed is that of apparently seeking out people of like background in our choices of mates, or more likely, back then, our FATHER'S choice of mates. Makes perfect sense.