Silvers – Silbers Family in America

September 22, 2009

Garrett, Howell – Celtic/Irish Origins

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Celtic Surnames

Many Norman families assumed the Mac having given up the style and title of Norman barons and adopted those of Irish chiefs. Hence we have MacWilliam, MacHenry, MacWalter–which in the Isle of Man became shortened to Qualter and Qualters–MacFheorais, shortened to ‘Corish’ and ‘Coriss’ from Feoras, a weakened form of Peoras or Piaras, i.e., Piers or Pierce, in modern French Pierre; MacRicard and Crickard, which latter may be compared with the Welsh-Norman Prichard. The Norman Fitz became Mac in Irish; hence Fitzgerald became MacGearailt, while from Gerauld or Geraud came the Christian name Gearóid, sometimes anglicised ‘Garrett’; Fitzgibbon became MacGiobúin, Fitzmaurice MacMuiris, &c. Of names originally Welsh, MacHale (for Mac Heil, i.e., MacHoel from Howell or Hywell), and MacArthur are instances, but there are others not so well known. No purely English names appear to have taken the Mac–any that may seem to be English, being really Danish or Norman.

William of Normandy, William the Conqueror

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StateMaster – Encyclopedia: William the Conqueror

William the Conqueror
A romantic nineteenth century artists impression of King William I of England
A romantic nineteenth century artists impression of King William I of England
British Royalty
House of Normandy

William I
Robert Curthose
William Rufus
Adela of Blois
Henry Beauclerc
William II
Henry I
Empress Maud
William Adelin
Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester

William I (c. 1027 – September 9, 1087), was King of England from 1066 to 1087. Known alternatively as William of Normandy, William the Conqueror and William the Bastard, he was the illegitimate and only son of Robert the Magnificent, Duke of Normandy, and Herleva, the daughter of a tanner. Born in Falaise, Normandy, now in France, William succeeded to the throne of England by right of conquest by winning the Battle of Hastings in 1066 in what has become known as the Norman Conquest. From [1], in the public domain This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. … From [1], in the public domain This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. … The Normans (adapted from the name Northmen or Norsemen) were a mixture of the indigenous Gauls of France and of the Viking invaders under the leadership of Rollo (Gange Rolf). … This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. … Robert (called Curthose for his short squat appearance) (c. … William II (called Rufus, perhaps because of his red-faced appearance, or maybe his bloody reign) (c. … Adela of Blois (c. … Henry I (c. … William II (called Rufus, perhaps because of his red-faced appearance, or maybe his bloody reign) (c. … Henry I (c. … Empress Maud (1102 – September 10, 1167) is the title by which Matilda, daughter and dispossessed heir of King Henry I of England and his wife Maud of Scotland (herself daughter of Malcolm III Canmore and St. … William Adelin (1103 – November 25, 1120) was the only legitimate son of Henry I of England and his wife Maud of Scotland. … Robert of Gloucester also frequently refers to the historian Robert_of_Gloucester Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester (~1090 – October 31, 1147) was an illegitimate son of Henry I of England, and one of the dominant figures of the English Anarchy period. … Stephen (1096 – October 25, 1154), the last Norman King of England, reigned from 1135 to 1154, when he was succeeded by his cousin Henry II, the first of the Angevin or Plantagenet Kings. … Events March 26 – Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II Holy Roman Emperor. … September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). … Events May 9 – The remains of Saint Nicholas were brought to Bari. … This is a list of British monarchs, that is, the monarchs on the thrones of some of the various kingdoms that have existed on, or incorporated, the island of Great Britain, namely: England (united with Wales from 1536) up to 1707; Scotland up to 1707; The Kingdom of Great Britain… Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (2001) – Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion… Events January 6 – Harold II is crowned King of England the day after Edward the Confessor dies. … Illegitimacy was a term in common usage for the condition of being born of parents who are not validly married to one another; the legal term is bastardy. … Robert I (or Robert the Magnificent) (c. … The Duke of Normandy is a title held (or claimed) by various Norman, English, French and British rulers from the 10th century. … Herleva (or Arlette) was the mother of William the Conqueror. … Falaise is a commune in the Calvados département, in the Basse-Normandie administrative région, in Normandy, north-western France. … Normandy is a geographical region in northern France. … The Battle of Hastings was the decisive Norman victory in the Norman conquest of England in 1066. … Bayeux Tapestry depicting events leading to the Battle of Hastings The Norman Conquest was the conquest of the Kingdom of England by William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy), in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings and the subsequent Norman control of England. …

Silber – Ship’s Passenger List

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Nova Scotia – German Passenger Lists, Pearl 1752 | ProGenealogists – Palatine Project

Silber: Ship Passengers:

Nicolaas Silber, 30
Maria Catharina
Johann Michael Silber, 16
Maria Louisa
Johann Georg (died 1752)





September 13, 2009

You might be melungeon if…[may be a repeat post, but is worth it.]

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You Might Be Melungeon If . . . by Donald Panther Yates

Your grandfather is buried under a tombstone with a Star of David.
Someone in your family married a Portuguese.
You have a knoblike bump at the base of your brain.
You were born with six fingers on each hand.
All your ancestors came from Tennessee or Kentucky.
Your grandmother was called something like Mahala Jane.
There are six women named Alzina Louisa in your family tree.
You have an uncle named Milton or Furby.
You are related to both Pocahontas and Christopher Columbus.
You make deals only with relatives.
You suffer from something the old folks call Indian Fever.
Your ancestors lived on property straddling two or more states or counties and were sometimes counted on the census in one place, sometimes in another place, without moving.
One line in your family claimed simultaneously to be Scots-Irish, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, French and English.

September 10, 2009

Alabama Band of Cherokee – Website

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Alabama Band of Cherokee(ani kituwahgi) provided by

Welcome to the Alabama Band of Cherokee web site.

Our office and community center are located about half way between the Old Cherokee settlements of Turkey Town and Wills Town at the head of Little Wills Creek in Dekalb County.

In 1838-39 most of the Cherokee Nation were rounded up and forced to relocate to Oklahoma. This tragic removal came to be known as the Trail of Tears. But…not all were forced to remove. Many who were married to white settlers were exempt and allowed to stay. Others took shelter with sympathetic white neighbors. It is rumored that some Cherokee claimed to be dutch or (black dutch) in order to escape the removal.

The Alabama Band of Cherokee are the descendants of those who stayed in Alabama.

The goals of the Alabama Band of Cherokee are to provide a gathering place for all Cherokee descendants in Northeast Alabama and to promote our heritage.

If you are who you say you are this may be where you belong.

September 8, 2009

No Mail, No Phones Ringing

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No mail today…no phones ringing. Just a fairly quiet day — so what if it’s Labor Day? We had our cookout day before yesterday; and the smoked-meat has been a delight…don’t you wish you ahd some?

There has also been several hour of non-stop music — yesterday/last night while I sat watching YouTube music videos, and sat weaving on friendship bracelets.

Oh, there have been a few chores completed:

Laundry. Dishes. Sorting newspapers. Cleaning my workroom/office. Feeding the cats.

But for the most part, the biggest difference this week than last? Is the cooler temperatures, and being able to get things done (indoors and out).

Yes, that’s the word for my mood this “long” weekend.

This could be from reading old newspapers, while listinging to even older songs playing on my computer. Either way, I have some tales rattling around in my head that may get online, very soon!

Possible topics include:
1) How I got Enrolled in College.
2) How many strings does it take to reach from the 1990’s until 2009?
3) Dreams: Past and Present.
4) Too Many Kinfolks?
5) Family Stories: Animal Tales That should be enough tips for stories, for now. More to add here soon.


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