A popular meme among genealogy bloggers is “Surname Saturday.” Bloggers use this meme as inspiration for posting content about surnames in the family tree. Genealogy blog posts on surnames inform on such things as: surname origins, common geographic areas where people of the surname can be found, common occupations, and more.
As of today, I have traced 272 unique surnames in the maternal line and 88 in the paternal line. The disparity in numbers is because I’ve concentrated my research on the maternal line. Also, some branches of the family are easier to research. That is, some family lines are well documented, while others present brick walls requiring deeper investigation.
Here are the top 25 surnames on each side:
In future posts, I will examine individual surnames, working my way back one generation at a time. Stay tuned!