Re: any one herd of this as a Indain surname name

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Posted by Danalee Lavelle-Burroughs on November 04, 1999 at 10:03:27:

In Reply to: any one herd of this as a Indain surname name posted by Teresa on November 03, 1999 at 22:00:40:

Teresa, congratulations on being bitten by the genealogy bug. After working on my own family history for over eight years I can honestly say it can be frustrating but rewarding. You might want to check out for a start. I use their software for my database. It is hard to respond to so general an inquiry as yours, but rest assured, American Indian surnames can be as simple as Smith or as complicated as Eelitutuk (Inuit)or as 'stereotypical' as Running Wolf. In genealogy research it is not uncommon for the spelling of surnames to change over the years. Sometimes our ancestors changed their names to sound more 'Americanized' and 'fit in' better. Other times, government officials such as those at Ellis Island lazily transcribed a family name incorrectly and the change stayed with that branch of the family. I have "O'Grady's" from County Mayo in my lineage, but when I research public records I must also research "Grady" because public officials frequently dropped the 'O'. Good luck in your research and check for "Latin" as well as "Lattin". Obviously, this ancestor of yours was named in honor of US president John Quincy Adams. So, you might want to search local records for the period of Adam's presidency and immediately following his presidency or death. I hope this helps. Danalee

: Hi I have been told for most of my life and maybe someone may haqve herd of this person his name was John Quincy Lattin he went by Quincy when he elisted in the Ohio cival war and he also went by John around his friends and family he claimed that his father was a Indian chhief in the seneca nation I was wondering if any one has herd of Quincy Lattin I have no idea who his father was and I have no idea who his mother was and what gets me I have no idea who this indian chief he claimed his father John Q Lattin married Lucretia C Russell in november of 1867 and they had two daughters the first one was Lydia Lattin who was born in 1867 and Ella who was born in 1873 she was my great grandma and she always told my father that she was half seneca and her father was full blooded please help me thanks

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