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Subject: surname
Author: DIANE   (Authenticated as desalvod)
Date: February 20, 2015 at 12:07 PM

My great grandfather's name was Fransis(Frank)Musk. He is listed on the 1900 census as being from Italy as well as his parents. I can't find anything anywhere that supports this info. I don't know what his parents' names were. It is also listed that he was born in 1877 and immigrated to America in 1888. He married my great grandmother in 1892. She was from Ireland. Her maiden name was Catherine Parish. The older members of my family swear that no one in our family was Italian. They say that Musk is an Irish name and that is that. I don't know if this is what they truly believe or that they are denying the fact that we have Italian blood. Apparently, my great grandfather was not a nice person and my family has been extremely secretive over the years about family issues. I've searched for the name Musk on the behind the name website but it doesn't show up anywhere. I have tried different variations but have found nothing. I am waiting for the ancestry.com DNA test to come back to tell me whether or not I am part Italian. This is very important to me and would appreciate any help that I can get. My goal is to prove whether or not my great grandfather was Italian. Thank you so much!

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