Category Archives: Hobbs

Howell/Hobbs Line

Surname Saturday – Sills

Howell, Hobbs, Long, Bryan, Sills Line By Don Taylor Sills is a variation of Sill. The English Sills surname is likely derived from the name of an ancestor, for example, Silvester, Selwyn, or Sisley. Although possibly it could have come … Continue reading

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Grandparent surnames in the 1940 Census

[Last Saturday, Randy Seaver, in his blog Genea-Musings, suggested looking at grandparent surnames and seeing how many are in the 1940 Census. He also asked if we had done a “one-name search” for any of those surnames.] My four grandparents … Continue reading

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Brown – Surname Saturday (2)

Brown Surname Meaning[i] English, Scottish, and Irish: Generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brun or Old French brun. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames … Continue reading

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The Will of William Price (1762-1846)

It is so nice when other researchers contact me and we can share notes and resources. Recently, a fifth cousin of my wife, and I exchanged several emails bout my wife’s 4th great-grandfather, William Price (1762-1846). I learned that she … Continue reading

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Mary-Alice’s ThruLines – Part 2

DNA ThruLines Thursday Howell-Hobbs This week I took a look at some of my wife’s Ancestry DNA matches and some of her ThruLinestm results. DNA Matches There were no new matches in her 2nd cousins and closer, so I started … Continue reading

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