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Family history last name changes

FAMILY HISTORY:Last Name changes


Emmet county estherville iowa

EMMET County, estherville, iowa


Family history last name changes

The story of Jacob Beauman and his family demonstrates how names were changed in history. Their story connects to the migration of individuals and families from other countries, whom once they came to America, altered their last names.


Family history last name changes

Jacob Baumann was born on January 3, 1833 in Berne Canton, Switzerland. He died on the 6th of July in 1914 in Lake City, Iowa.

Jacob Baumann believed America had more to offer than Switzerland so he migrated around 1874.


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Switzerland

Civil war broke out in 1847. Known as the Sonderbund War. Similar to America it was between states’ rights versus federal power.

1850: Second most industrialized country in Europe

In 1856 Prussia threatens war. The royal insurgency in Neuchatel fails.

1870-1871: Franco-Prussian War begins, Swedish troops on the frontier.


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Family Name Change

When Vern Jacob Baumann was in school, a teacher changed the family name spelling from Baumann to Beauman.


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History of Name Changes

Most commonly, changes were made to the spelling, although in some cases an entirely new name was “adopted.”

Some names were changed purposely to be Americanized. While in other cases names were changed to avoid discrimination.


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Secondary Sources

GenealogyInTime Magazine, "Why Immigrants Change Their Name." Accessed April 13, 2012. http://www.genealogyintime.com/NewsStories/2009/March/why_immigrants_change_their_name.html.

Huber, Leslie. UnderstandingYourAncestors.com , "Understanding Your Ancestors." Last modified Nov/Dec 2005. Accessed April 13, 2012. 

Remak, Joachim. 1993. A very civil war: the Swiss Sonderbund War of 1847. Boulder: Westview Press.

Schelbert, Leo. 2007. Historical dictionary of Switzerland. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

2003. "Country Profile 2003: Switzerland." Country Profile. Ghana 1-49. Business Source

Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed April 13, 2012).


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Primary Sources

Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City). Ancestry.com.

Harris, Marcia. April 09, 2012:6.

Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration. Ancestry.com.

Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. ancestry.com.

United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Ancestry.com.

United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Ancestry.com.

United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Ancestry.com.

United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Ancestry.com.

United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm. Ancestry.com.


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