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Subject: Re: Girsback - English to Finnish
Author: Lepic   (guest, 74.15.148.188)
Date: April 26, 2017 at 6:42:58 PM
Reply to: Girsback - English to Finnish by Shannon
The name was Girsback when your ancestor came to the US from Finland but as you can see at tinyurl.com/lcobxn4, his given name was Emil, his wife was Olga and his son was Adolph which are definitely not Finnish. It sounds like they were German Russians previously and that the original surname was probably Gersbach (see tinyurl.com/m9ll38b) which comes from the name of several places in Germany and Austria (see tinyurl.com/m5levoa).

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