Denisar
My last name is Denisar. Does anyone know anything about it? I have tried to do some genealogical research and found out that all the Denisars that came through Ellis Island were from Slovenia. Thanks for any feedback!
~Keeley
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This is a toughie. First of all, the Denisars were in the US way before immigrants started coming through Ellis Island as you can see at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jwible&id=I035603. Also, note that Frederick Denisar lived in Dublin, PA, which suggests an Irish connection, and that his son Daniel's family at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jwible&id=I006951 was also recorded as Denison in the 1860 census. So an Irish connection is further suggested by the fact that Dennison is a common surname in Ireland. However, this is all circumstantial evidence and should definitely not be taken as the last word on the subject.
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Thanks! My family has always said it is either Dutch or German, but then I found those Ellis island records and was confused. Now I have another possibility! Thanks for your help though!
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