Surnames – Letters J – Q

Surnames of my direct ancestors.

Jacobs Verdon

Jans – married Pieters. Janszen (Janss/Jannssen). Gerritts/Stoffelszen/Van Sant/Cornelius Gerritz/Brouwer/Van Sant/Severns/Cooper/Barton/Lyons/Armstrong.

Janse Demen – related to Schermerhorn.

Janszen (Janss/Jannssen). See Jans.

Johnson (paternal) – married Watts.

Johnson (Johnston) (maternal) – married Dorman. English. Lived in Colonial Connecticut in Stratford, New Haven. See Dorman.

Jones – married Spencer. Born in Wales immigrated to Colonial America and settled in New Haven, Connecticut.


Joynt – From Counties Clare and Galway in Ireland


Kaes/Kaess (Case)

Kaiser (Kayser)

Kasebier (Casebeer)

Keller – married Schwenck. Schwenck/Loeser – Loser – Looser (Losure). Loeser/Lozier/Losure. I descend from two Losure/Lozier first cousins. The first line is Lozier/Dumbauld. Lozier/Losure. Losure/Cole. The second line is Losure/Womelsdorf. Losure/Lozier. Losure/Cole.

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



Kerling (Corleene) – married Kasebier (Casebeer). Kerling – Kasebier – Womelsdorf – Losure/Lozier – Cole.

Kerridge (Kerrich/Keridge)

Kilbourn/Kilbourne – married Collyn. Kilbourne/Moody. Kilbourn/Root. Root/Spencer. Root/Leonard. Root/Scott. Root/French. French/Merchant. Merchant/Cole.

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

Kirchenbauer – Anna Maria Kirchenbauer, the daughter of Sebastian Kirchenbauer, married Lorentz Spatz, Sr. Some confuse two women with same name, because their son Lorentz Spatz, Jr. married (his first cousin) Anna Maria Kirchenbauer, the daughter of Hans Jacob Kirchenbauer and Catherine ____. Hans Jacob Kirchenbauer was a brother of Anna Maria Kirchenbauer who married Lorentz Spatz, Sr. My line is not through the son Lorentz Spatz, Jr. My line is through the son Johann Jacob Spatz who married Maria Esther Wenrich. My line continues with David Spatz/Hannah Hafer – Mary Ann Spotts (Spatz)/John Palmer – Susan Palmer/John Davis Kennedy.


Krische – married Weigt. From Rawicz, Wielkopolskie, Poland.

Kritsinger (Greatsinger)

Kubel (Kubal/Kubala) – married Weigt. Marie Elisabeth Kubal/Kubala was the daughter of Johannes Wojciech Kubal. She married Samuel Weigt, both were born in Rawicz, Wielkopolskie, Poland. The Weigt and related lines although they were living in what is now Poland, have German roots. The Kubal/Kubala and related lines were Polish. My line continues with their son Elias “Eli” Wegt who was born in Rawicz, Wielkopolskie, Poland. He married 3 March 1870 in Hamilton County, Ohio, to Margaret (Margarethe) Weiss, who was born in Klingenmünster, Germany. She was the daughter of Henry (Heinrich) Weiss and Margaretha Maria (Mary) Fried. The Wegt surname eventually became Nutick in the USA.

Kuhl (Cool)


Lamberton – married Trowbridge. Trowbridge/Mallory. Mallory/Canfield. Canfield/Northrup. Canfield/Gray. Canfield/Prindle. Prindle/Greatsinger (Kritsinger). Prindle/Doman. Prindle/Cole.



LeBeau/Le Beau


Leibfarth – married Silber. Silber/Swartzlander. Swartzlander/Williams. Williams/Kennedy.

Leinenberg/Linnenberg – married Geilfuss. Leinenberg – Linnenberg – Lindaberry/Geissler. Linnaberry-Linaberg-Lindaberry-Linaberry/Kuhl (Cool). Linaberg/Linnaberry/Chambers. Chambers/Meteer (Mateer). Mateer/Price. Price/Kennedy.


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

Lindaberry/Linnaberry/Linaberg/Linaberry – also see Leinenberg/Linnenberg.



Losure/Lozier (Loeser)



Lyons – married Barton. Lyons/Armstrong.

Mallory – married Trowbridge. Mallory/Canfield. Canfield/Northrup. Canfield/Gray. Canfield/Prindle. Prindle/Greatsinger (Kritsinger). Prindle/Doman. Prindle/Cole.

Manwaring – Rev. John Manwaring (Mainwaring) and Susannah Piggot. He was the son of Edward Mainwaring and Anne Lomax, and was born in 1623, probably in England. He died after 1654, in England. He was Rector of Stoke on Trent in 1633. He married Susannah Piggot, the daughter of Walter Piggot.

Immigrant ancestor is Stephen Manwaring who married Elizabeth _____, married Hannah Vose (widow Jones), married third to Jane Wilkinson.

My Manwaring line continues with Hannah, a daughter of Stephen Manwaring and Hannah Vose. Hannah Manwaring married Robert Moore. The Moore and Manwaring families lived in Perquimans County, North Carolina and were Quakers.

Marshall – married Trowbridge. Trowbridge/Lamberton. Trowbridge/Mallory. Mallory/Canfield. Canfield/Northrup. Canfield/Gray. Canfield/Prindle. Prindle/Greatsinger (Kritsinger). Prindle/Doman. Prindle/Cole.

Marshfield – married Dumbleton. Dumbleton/Leonard/Root/Scott/French/Merchant/Cole.


Mateer/Meteer (McTeer)

Matheny (Mathena/Matteneye) – married Davis. England to Stafford County, Virginia.

Mathess – married Scherp. Scherp/Metz/Doman.


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



McComas (MacComas) married McGill. Born in Scotland, thought to be from Shettleston. He settled in Colonial Ann Arundel County, Maryland. McComas/Day. McComas/Norris. Norris/Willougby. Norris/Armstrong.

McGill – married McComas/MacComas. See above.


McNamara Reagh

Menck – married Scherp. See Scherp.

Menke – see Freudenberger.

Merchant (Marchant)


Mitchell – Sibel Mitchell married James Prudden, the son of Rev. Robert Prudden and Mildred. The families were from King’s Walden, Hertfordshire, England. James Prudden immigrated to Colonial America and settled in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut.

Moody married Kilbourne. See Kilbourne.

Moore – also see Manwaring.


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



Nestor – From Galway, Ireland, not German roots.

Nolff/Nolf (Wolf) – Some lines used Nulph/Nulf. In German church records is listed as Nolff. My line became Wolf.

Norris – married Hynson. Norris/Freeman. I descend from two children of Edward Norris and Mary Freeman. First line is: John Norris/Elizabeth “Eliza” Parsons; Joseph Norris/Mary Talbot; Hannah Norris/Nathaniel Shepherd Armstrong. The second line is: Thomas Norris/Elizabeth Taney; John Norris/Ann Wheatley; Thomas Norris/Elizabeth McComas; James Norris, Sr./Martha Willoughby; Sarah “Sally” Norris/John A. Armstrong.

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


Norton – married Plumb. Prindle related line.


Nutick (Wegt/Weigt) – married Weiss. From Rawitsch, Posen, Prussia, now Rawitsch, Wielkopolskie, Poland.


Odiorne – see Hickins/Hichins.


Orchard – John Orchard was born in England. He came to Colonial Virginia. He married there on 15 July 1638 to Mary Ann Phillips. Their daughter Elizabeth Orchard, who married Robert Cartwright, is my ancestor.

Oviatt – see Bryan.

Paine – See Snow.

Painter – Chamberlain related female line.

Palmer – Palmer/Budd in Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York and Centre County, Pennsylvania.

Palmer (Greatsinger related)


Parsons – See Norris.

Peck – Joseph Peck married 1/ to Alice Heath, widow of John Burwell. After her death he married 2/ Mary Richards (my ancestor), the daughter of Thomas Richards and Priscilla Wakeman. They lived in Colonial Connecticut.

Perkins (Parkins) – Barrett female line. Quakers.


Peyren/Peÿren – Hafer female line.


Piggot – Manwaring related line.

Plumb – married Norton. Prindle related line.

Preston – See Mallory.

Price – John Price married Nancy Anna Albert on 2 May 1810 in Washington County, Maryland. She was the daughter of Johann Peter Albert and Anna Walpurgis Hoerner. Her family were originally from Niklashausen, Main-Tauber-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. 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. DNA has also shown that they had at least two other siblings, a brother named George Price and a sister named Elizabeth Price. George Price married 18 January 1800 in Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland to Susannah Zilhart. Elizabeth Price married 25 January 1820 in Washington County, Maryland to John Wolfkill. Other clues that the Price family was of German origin are that Elizabeth Price and husband John Wolfkill were buried in the Mount Zion Mennonite Church Cemetery in Funktown, Washington County, Maryland, as well as the fact that John, John Jacob (Johann Jacob), George, and Elizabeth all married spouses of German families. 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 for her shows her of different parentage.

Prichard – married Prudden. See Prudden. Also see Jones.

Prindle – If you go back far enough it goes to Scotland. They settled in Colonial New Haven and New Milford, Connecticut. Prindle/Desborough. Prindle/Plumb. Prindle/Fed. Prindle/Leach. Prindle/Canfield. Prindle/Greatsinger. Prindle/Doman. Prindle/Cole. West Haven and New Milford, Connecticut to Fairfield and Sherman in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Then to Utica, Oneida County New York, and Mexico Township, Oswego County, New York. My Prindle/Greatsinger 3rd great-grandparents migrated from New York to Scioto Township, Pickaway County, Ohio. See Greatsinger, Doman, and Cole.

Propheter – My 4th great-grandmother Margaretha Propheter was born in Klingenmünster, Südliche Weinstraße, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. She was the daughter of Johann Jacob Propheter and Anna Margaretha Weinmann. She married Johann Georg Fried on 12 September 1820 in Bad Bergzabern, Südliche Weinstraße, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Johann Georg Fried was the son of Johannes (Johann Adam) Fried and Anna Barbara Ohl. The Propheter./Weinmann/Fried/Ohl families were all from in and around Klingenmünster and are found there in church records for several generations. I have Propheter DNA matches in Germany.

My 3rd great-grandmother Margaretha Maria (Mary) Fried was born 25 April 1819 in Klingenmünster. She was the daughter of Johann Georg Fried and Margaretha Propheter. She married Henry (Heinrich) Weiss, who was also from Klingenmünster. He was the son of Georg Peter Weiss and Juliana Kaiser. The Weiss/Kaiser and related lines are also found in church records in and around Klingenmünster for several generations.

Margaretha Maria (Mary) Fried and Henry (Heinrich) Weiss immigrated to the USA and settled in Hamilton County, Ohio. My line continues with their daughter, my 2nd great-grandmother, Margaret (Margarethe) Weiss, who was born 23 June 1846 in Klingenmünster, Germany. She married 3 March 1870 in Hamilton County, Ohio, to Elias “Eli” Wegt. Elias “Eli” Wegt who was born in Rawicz, Wielkopolskie, Poland. He was the son of Samuel Weigt and Marie Elisabeth Kubal/Kubala who were both born in Rawicz, Wielkopolskie, Poland. The surname Wegt eventually became Nutick in the USA.

Prudden – James Prudden married Sibel Mitchell. He was the son of Rev. Robert Prudden and Mildred _____. The families were from King’s Walden, Hertfordshire, England. James Prudden immigrated to Colonial America and settled in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut.

Purcas (Purchas) – Plumb related line.

No confirmed surnames of direct ancestors beginning with the letter “Q”.

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