Surnames – Letters A – I

Surnames of my direct ancestors.

Acker – Anna Margretha Acker married Johannes Sartor. She was the daughter of Lorentz Acker and Anna Margretha ______. The family was of Edenkoben, Südliche Weinstraße, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. See Sartor.

Ackrenden – married Belding. They were from Kippax, West Yorkshire, England and settled in Colonial Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.

Albert/Alberts – Nancy Anna Albert was born in Washington County, Maryland. She was the daughter of Johann Peter Albert and Anna Walpurgis Hoerner. The family was from Niklashausen, Main-Tauber-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The family briefly settled in New York before migrating to Washington County, Maryland. Nancy Anna Albert married on the 2 May 1810 in Washington County, Maryland to John Price. The parentage of John Price is unconfirmed, but DNA has shown he is connected to a Price family originally from Germany, not an English or Welsh family as many have assumed. John Price’s brother John Jacob (Johann Jacob) Price married Christiana C. Albert in Washington County, Maryland on 2 May 1810. I originally thought that Christiana C. Albert and Nancy Anna Albert were sisters, but there were a few Albert families in Washington County, Maryland, and a baptism record shows her with different parentage.


Albricht – married Seifert. See Seifert. From Rawitsch, Wielkopolskie, Poland.

Allis – married Scott. See Scott.

Anberger – Nolff/Nolfen/Wolf related German line.

Location of Lowlands vs. Highlands of Scotland. Image from HOMEORIGINS.

Armstrong – married Boone. John Armstrong who may have been born in England or Scotland or was born a few years after the family immigrated to America. The Armstrong family were from the Borderlands of Scotland and England. They were Borderers, which is to say, inhabitants of the Anglo-Scottish borderlands, and so, hailing from Northern English counties such as Cumberland, Westmoreland, Northumberland, Yorkshire and Lancashire, and counties of the Scottish Lowlands, such as Ayrshire, Dumfriesshire, Roxburghshire, Berwickshire and Wigtownshire. His father is thought to be John Armstrong who came to America in 1653. They were early settlers in Colonial Maryland. They are found in the church records of All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland. He died in Baltimore County Maryland. He married Jane Boone, who was the sister of Capt. Humprey Boone. Related lines: Hicks, Norris, Shepherd.

Arnold – married Fuller. Matthew Fuller married Martha Arnold. Their parentage is unproven, although DNA has shown some links to Fuller and Arnold families. They were of Bennington County, Vermont. They lived in Shaftsbury and Glastonbury in Bennington County, Vermont, Otsego, Otsego County, New York, and Oxford, Chenango County, New York. They spent some time in Hoosick, Rensselaer County, New York. By 1820 they had settled in Broome County, New York. Both died in Triangle, Broome County, New York. I descend from their daughter Laura A. Fuller who married, as his first wife, to Nathaniel Cole, Jr, the son of Nathaniel Cole, Sr. and Abigail Oviatt. DNA has proven that Laura A. Fuller is the daughter of Matthew Fuller and Martha Arnold. Fuller/Cole. Also see another blog post about my Cole ancestors here.

Attaway – Quakers in Perquimans, North Carolina. Married Henby/Henly. Related to my Lamb line.

Austwick/Austwicke – married Chambers. English lines to USA. Later Chambers/Barrett Quakers in Virginia and Pennsylvania.



Baldwin – (paternal) married Barrett. Quakers in Pennsylvania.

Baldwin – (maternal) married Kinge. Baldwin/Welles. Baldwin/Bryan. Baldwin/Plumb. Plumb/Norton. Plumb/Prindle. Prindle/Fed. Prindle/Leach. Prindle/Canfield. Prindle/Greatsinger (Kritsinger). Prindle/Doman. Prindle/Cole.

Bangs – married Hobart. Next generation down Bangs/Doane.


Barrett – married Chambers. Quakers in Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Barton – married Cooper.  Quakers in Bristol, Bucks, Pennsylvania.

Bartram – married North. Parents of my ancestor Susannah “Goody” North Martin. Hanged during the Salem Witch Trails.

Bauman (Bowman) – married Doman/Thoman.

Bearding – married Graves. Next generation down Bearding/Spencer.

Beardsley – married Harvey. Next generation down Beardsley/Wells.

Beare – married French. Next generation down French/Cummings. See French.

Belcher – married Wells. Next generation down Wells/Beardsley.

Belding – married Ackrenden.

Belgrave – married Frost. Frost/Blower/Brackett/Kingsley/Cummings.

Birdsay/Birdseye – married Northup. See Northup.

Black – married Riddlesdale. Riddlesdale/French/Howlett/Cummings/French.

Bland – married Shephard. Paternal Shepard line.

Blower – married Frost. Frost/Blower/Brackett/Kingsley/Cummings.


Bond – married Kingsley. Kingsley/Butler/Spaulding/Brackett.


Boone – married Armstrong. Early Maryland settlers. Sister of Capt. Humphrey Boone.


Bremmer (Brümmer) – married Nolff/Wolf. German Nolff/Wolf line. Nolff/Wolf/Palmer.



Brouwer (Berkhoven)

Bryan – married Oviatt. Oviatt/Kellogg/Elliot/Cole.




Butler – married Kingsley.



Cartwright – Elizabeth Cartwright married William Rogers. She was the daughter of Robert Cartwright and Elizabeth Orchard. The Cartwright family was from Worcestershire, England and settled in Surrey in Colonial Virginia.

Case (Kaes)

Chambers (maternal).

Chambers (paternal) – married Barrett. Quakers in Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Chaplin – Plumb/Prindle related line.

Chenery – married Norwich. English line, related to Moody.

Chesson – married Voss/Vose. Vose/Manwaring/Moore/Lamb.

Clark/Clarke (Doty related)

Clarke (Maxson related)

Clement/Clements married French. Merchant/Cole.

Note regarding my Clement line: Samson French I married first to Mary. In the marriage record her name is listed as Clem. After her death, Samson French I married second to Sarah Clement.

Samson French I and first wife Mary Clement had only one child before her death, a son named Sampson French II (he married Lusanna “Lucy” Root).

Samson’s second wife was Sarah Clement was the daughter of Nathaniel Clement and Sarah Merrill. Some have assumed that his wives were sisters, although they appear to have been related, their kinship is unknown as of now.

In the past some have speculated that Sampson French II named his son Clement in honor of his stepmother Sarah Clement, since she raised him after his mother’s untimely death. Actually, he named his son Clement in honor of his mother’s maiden name Clement.

Clerk/Klerk (De Klerk)


Cole and also this other blog post about two of my Cole ancestors in Broome County, New York.

Collier – married Cole.

Cool (Kuhl)

Cooper (paternal) – James Cooper from Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, England. A shoemaker, he originally settled in Trenton, New Jersey. He sold his land in New Jersey and migrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The family were Quakers that migrated from Philadelphia to Bensalem Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Cooper/Groome. Cooper/Severns. Cooper/Barton.

Cooper (maternal) – Cooper/Hubbard.

Cooper (maternal) – Cooper/Norton. From Sharpenhoe, Bedfordshire, England.


Cox – married Day. From England. Settled in Colonial Baltimore, Maryland. Day/McComas/Norris/Armstrong.

Crackbone – married Plumb. Plumb/Chaplin/Baldwin/Norton/Prindle.




Cummings – married Howlett. Cummings/French/Merchant. See French.


Davis (maternal)

Davis (paternal) – married Matheny. Davis/Matheny. Davis/Thomas. Thomas/York. York/Watts. Davis in Spotsylvania and Stafford Counties in Virginia.

Davidson/Davison – Mary Ann Davidson/Davison married Jacob (John Jacob) Doman on 4 December 1845 in Hocking County, Ohio, as his second wife, and they lived in nearby Pickaway County. He was the son of John Doman and Catherine M. Grandstaff. After his death Mary Ann Davidson Doman married second to Asa Ray on 4 January 1853 in Vinton County, Ohio. My line continues via their daughter Sarah Jane “Jennie” Doman who married Daniel Prindle, the son of David M. Prindle, Sr. and Hannah Elizabeth Greatsinger/Kritsinger. See Chamberlain, Doman, Prindle, and Greatsinger.

There has been some confusion, since Jacob Doman married two women named Mary Ann. He married Mary Ann Chamberlain on 19 November 1818 in Pickaway County, Ohio. They lived in Wayne Township, Pickaway, Ohio. She was the daughter of Richard Chamberlian and Elizabeth Abbott.

They had two children, John H. Doman and Mary Catherine Doman. Mary Ann Chamberlain Doman dies either in childbirth, or shortly afterward. Two weeks after her death Jacob Doman marries Mary Ann Davidson.

Jacob Doman and Mary Ann Davidson had three children, Sarah Jane “Jennie” Doman, Mary L. Doman, and Lucy A. Doman. It appears that Jacob died while she was still pregnant with Lucy.

John H. Doman and Mary Catherine Doman, after their father’s death, went to live with their uncle John Thomas Doman and aunt Nancy Chamberlain. They were related by blood to both the uncle and aunt.

Vinton County, Ohio was formed and established in 1850. The family is still living in Pickaway County in 1850, but after his death, she moves to Swan Township, Vinton, Ohio. Daughter Sarah Jane “Jennie’ Doman is sent to live (next door) with her grandmother Lucy ____ Davidson Bingham. Daughter Mary L. Doman lived with other kin till she marries at the age of fourteen in Vinton County, Ohio to Amos Stoneburner. Daughter Lucy A. Doman stays living with her mom and stepfather and half siblings, but eventually is sent to live with her aunt Susan Doman Perry.

Day – married Cox. Born in Wales. He settled in Colonial Ann Arundel County, Maryland, he also owned land in Baltimore County. Day/McComas/Norris/Armstrong.


Desborough (Disborow) – married Bronson. Desborough/Prindle (Pringle).

Diem – married Müller. Müller/Egen/Silber/Swartzlander/Williams/Kennedy.


Dixwell – married Broughton. Broughton/Borodell/Shepherd/Armstrong.

Doane – married Bangs. Bangs/Doane/Young/Walker/Cole.

Doman (Thoman). Doman married Davidson/Davison. Doman/Prindle. Prindle/Cole. See Davidson/Davison.


Dorman – Hannah Dorman married George Johnson. She was the daughter of Edmund Dorman and Hannah Hull. They lived in Colonial Connecticut.


Druckenmiller – Druckenmiller/Gruetz, married Hafer.


Dumbleton – Dumbleton/Marshfield, married Leonard.


Ellery – married Hicks. Hicks/Armstrong.


Emery – married Woodman. Emery/Cole.

Ewen – married Scarborough. Ewen/Richardson/Talbot/Norris/Armstrong.

Fahey/Fahy (Fay)

Fargeson (Ferguson) – Mary Fargeson/Ferguson married Joseph Rogers. She was the daughter of John Fargeson/Ferguson and Ann Stubbleson. John Fargeson/Ferguson was born in Scotland and came to Colonial Virginia.

Feake – married Palmer.



Fentzen (Zenzen) – married Gruetz (Groetz). Gruetz/Druckenmiller/Hafer/Spatz (Spotts)/Palmer/Kennedy.

Ferdon (Verdon)

Fleetwood – married Kingsley. Kingsley/Cummings/French/Merchant/Cole. See French.


Fisher – married Hopkins. Both are Mayflower Pilgrims. Hopkins/Ring/Walker/Cole.

Folkingham – married Belding.

Fowler – possible maiden name of Rachel, wife of William Palmer. Palmer/Budd/Wolf/Spatz (Spotts)/Kennedy.

Freeman – married Norris. Norris/Parsons/Talbot/Armstrong. See Norris.

French – maternal. I descend from two French lines; they intersect and in the end are both in my same maternal line.

First French line: Richard French/Elizabeth Fuller. Richard French/Martha Beare. Samuel French/Sarah Cummings. Joseph French/Elizabeth Cummings. Samson French I/Mary Clement. Sampson French II/Lusanna “Lucy” Root.

Second French line: Jacob French/Susan Warren. Thomas French/Susan Riddledale. Alice French/Thomas Howlett. Sarah Howlett/John Cummings. John Cummings II/Elizabeth Kingsley. Elizabeth Cummings/Joseph French. Samson French I/Mary Clement. Sampson French II/Lusanna “Lucy” Root.

Freudenberger – married Menke. Menke/Scherp/Matthess/Metz/Doman.



Fries (Freese)

Frost – married Belgrave. Frost/Blower/Brackett/Kingsley/Cummings.

Fuller – (maternal) married Arnold. Fuller/Cole.

Fuller – (maternal) married French. See French.

Gardenier (Flodder)

Gates – married Maxey. Maxey/Barnes/McGuire/Doughty (Doty).



Gieseler – married Speckenbach. Giessler/Lindaberry (Linaberg).


Goldberger – married Lindenmayer. Lindenmayer/Nolf (Nolfe/Wolf)/Wolf/Palmer/Kennedy.

Golmer – married Egen. Egen/Silber/Swartzlander/Williams/Kennedy.

Goode – Ann Goode married Francis Wakeman. My line continues with their daughter Priscilla Wakeman who married Thomas Richards. See Richards.

Gooden/Goodin (Goodwin)

Goodrich – married Beldon (Baylden). Belding/Ackrenden/Wells/Scott/Root/French/Merchant/Cole.

Goodspeed – Alice Goodspeed was the daughter of Nicholas Goodspeed and Margaret. She married Robert Seabrook, on 12 September 1596 in Wingrave, Buckingham, England. They had three children. He died in 1650 in Stratfield, Fairfield, Connecticut. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Colonial Connecticut and Massachusetts. My line continues with their daughter Alice Seabrook who married Thomas Sherwood, the son of Thomas Sherwood.


Graves – married Bearding. Next generation down Bearding/Spencer.

Gray – married Canfield. Canfield/Prindle.

Greatsinger (Kritsinger)

Green – married Martin. Martin/Leach/Prindle/Cole.

Griesinger – married Egen. Egen/Handel/Silber/Swartzlander/Williams/Kennedy.



Gruetz (Groetz/Grietz) – married Druckenmiller. Druckenmiller/Hafer/Spatz (Spotts)/Palmer/Kennedy.

Hafer – married Druckenmiller. Druckenmiller/Spatz (Spotts)/Palmer/Kennedy.

Hager – married Dumbauld.

Hampton – married Smedley. Hampton/Chamberlain/Doman/Prindle/Cole.

Hansberry (Hanberry) – From Galway, Ireland, not German roots.

Handel – daughter of Handel/Hauff, married Egen. Egen/Silber/Swartzlander/Williams/Kennedy.

Harmensen van Capen – married van de Heijt. Harmmenss (Harmenszen)/Gerrits/Stoffelszen/Van Sant/Cornelius Gerritz/Brouwer/Van Sant/Severns/Cooper/Barton/Lyons/Armstrong.

Harmmenss (Harmenszen) – see above entry.

Harte (Hartje) – married Moll. Harte/Van Schuyven/Sluyter/Litts/Greatinger (Kritsinger)/Prindle/Cole.



Hastings – married Stafford. Stafford/Rogers. Rogers/Barrett. Barrett/Doughty.

Hauff – married Handel. Handel/Egen/Silber/Swartzlander/Williams/Kennedy

Heald (Heath) – married Leonard. Leonard/Dumbleton/Root/Scott/French/Merchant/Cole.

Henricks (Henriksen/Henriksdatter)


Hermensen – married van Campen. See Harmensen van Capen.

Hesser – married Knobloch. Hesser/Brümmer (Bremmer)/Nolff (Nolf/Nolfe/Wolf). Nolf/Lindenmayer. Nolff/Werner. Nolff/Wolf. Wolf/Palmer. Palmer/Kennedy. Kennedy/Price.

Hicks – married Ellery. Hicks/Armstrong.


Holborough – married Robinson. Holborough/Chaplin. Chaplin/Plumb. Plumb/Baldwin/Norton/Prindle.

Holland – married Parsons. Parsons/Norris. Norris/Talbot. Norris/Armstrong.

Hopkins. Stephen Hopkins married Mary ___ and married second to Elizabeth Fisher. See Fisher above. Mayflower Pilgrims.

Horne – married Wheatley. Wheatley/Norris. Norris/MacComas. Norris/Willougby. Norris/Armstrong.


Howland – married Young. Young/Doane. Young/Walker. Walker/Cole.

Howlett – married Cummings. Cummings/French/Merchant. See French.


Hull – Hannah Hull married Edmund Dorman. She was the daughter of Richard Hull. They lived in Colonial New Haven Connecticut.

Ingam (Ingram) – possible maiden name of Mildred, wife of Rev. Robert Prudden of King’s Walden, Hertfordshire, England.

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