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December 14, 2017

Surnames A-Z: S

There's a new meme going around Facebook right now. Genealogists are listing their mother's maiden name, father's surname, maternal and paternal grandparents' surnames and a few more generations back.

It's a cute idea but I don't think it's wise to be providing such detail, especially your mother's maiden name, as it is often the secret question asked on sites where you require a password to log in.

So I'm revising the meme to suit me and I hope others will follow suit, either here as a comment on Olive Tree Genealogy blog, or on their own blog.

Over the coming weeks I'll be listing my surnames starting with "A" and going through the alphabet until I reach "Z".

I'll preface this with a caveat - most surnames are more common than you might think, so sharing a surname doesn't mean we're related. To be completely useful any surname list should have a geographic location and a time period. But this is just a fun little exercise and if you spot a name of interest, just let me know and we'll compare dates and locations.

S SURNAMES: Sackett, Samson, Sanders, Schneider, Shuart, Shubber, Simons, Simpson, Sloos, Smith, Smithett, Snediker, Snider, Sohier, Spencer, Spicer, Stead, Steadman, Steed, Stephens, Stirtz, Stone, Stow, Stroh, Sutton

Join me - maybe we connect! Find previous surnames on Surnames A-Z

2 comments:

Doris Waggoner said...

S Surnames:

Schermerhorn/Schermerhoorn/Schermerhorne, all from Holland to New Amsterdam, Albany, Schenectady
Sander
Schyler
Story
Swart
Swartout

maliburita56 said...

S Surnames
Senff (many other spelling variants: Senf, Seneff, Seniff, etc) Germany 4th GGF Casper Senff came to USA in 1773 and settled in Pennsylvania. His son(s) came to Ohio in the early 1800's.