Monday, March 20, 2017

Bertha Mary Burk-Hewitt-Brittingham

Burk Family History

Burk Name Meaning
Swiss German: from an Alemannic short form of the personal name Burkhard (see Burkhart). German: habitational name from the common place names Burk and Burg. Northern English: variant of Birch.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
909,620 Historical Documents with Burk on Ancestry
267,800 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
182,804 Census and Voter Lists
31,312 Military Records
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George Robert Evans

Evans Family History

Evans Name Meaning
Welsh: patronymic from the personal name Iefan (see Evan), with redundant English patronymic -s.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
16,466,158 Historical Documents with Evans on Ancestry
5,423,832 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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Amy Cecil Miller-Evans

Miller Family History

Miller Name Meaning
English and Scottish: occupational name for a miller. The standard modern vocabulary word represents the northern Middle English term, an agent derivative of mille ‘mill’, reinforced by Old Norse mylnari (see Milner). In southern, western, and central England Millward (literally, ‘mill keeper’) was the usual term. The American surname has absorbed many cognate surnames from other European languages, for example French Meunier, Dumoulin, Demoulins, and Moulin; German Mueller; Dutch Molenaar; Italian Molinaro; Spanish Molinero; Hungarian Molnár; Slavic Mlinar, etc. Southwestern and Swiss German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Müller (see Mueller).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
33,897,624 Historical Documents with Miller on Ancestry
9,992,541 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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Brittingham Family History

Brittingham Name Meaning
English: habitational name from either of two places, in Norfolk and Suffolk, named Brettenham, from Old English Bretta ‘of the Britons’ (genitive of Brettas) + tun ‘farmstead’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
101,245 Historical Documents with Brittingham on Ancestry
20,135 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
13,636 Census and Voter Lists
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

My Mother, Bertha Louise Evans-Brittingham Parents and Grandparents on both her Mother and Father's Side-Miller, Kisner, Evans

Joseph S. & Sarah Elizabeth Evans, My Mom's Father's parents.
Sarah was married before she married Joseph and had 3 children. Joseph and Sarah were married November 26th, 1885. They had 4 children, Loa, Major Bennett,George Robert (Mom's Dad) and John..  Grandpa Evans was raised by a lady in Butler, Connie knows her name and I remember Mom talking about her, but I did not listen quite enough to remember, I think Mom referred to her as "Betty" or Grandma White? Sarah went on to married 2 more times, she died at age 84, December 2, 1938, she was born Sarah Elizabeth Richards in Kent County, Delaware, November 2, 1854.
Mom's Mother's Parents, Carroll Kendrick Miller was born in Saginaw County, Illinois in 1857. During the Civil War the family lived near Booneville, Mo. They had a promising corn crop in the river bottom until General Price's army moved through destroying the crops and taking all the livestock.
Moving to Bates Country after the Civil War, Carroll met and Married Susan Eveline Kisner on January 1, 1890. Her Grandfather, Samuel Kisner, settled in West Virginia after the Revolutionary War. He married Mary Wooget. Her Father was Ashford Kisner.

George Robert Evans and Amy Cecil Miller-Evans, My Mother's parents.