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When my father died he left a letter saying that his parents came from Lithuania due to the Russian invasion. I have found my Grand parents wedding cert. which has given the names of their parents, that is as far as i can get the surnames i have given are off the wedding cert it is difficult to read some of the letters, Thanks
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thanks for you reply.
where do you live now?
I will be in Bellshill soon to visit relatives. I will ask about these names when I'm there.
my email is email@example.com. What's yours? I can send you useful info.
Lithuanian name endings change accordingly.
...as, ..is, ..us all male endings.
..yte, ..iute, single, unmarried and young
..iate, single, older
..iene, married, wife's name.
good start ian, in Bellshill, not far from Dalziel there is a Lithuanian Club where my parents visited often when they were living. My aunt was an active member of the club for years until recently gave it up due to ill health. I am going to Bellshill next week following links to my family and I am going to find out more about Club members there. When you give me names I'm sure the locals will recognise some of them. Bellshill has , or had, a very strong Lithuanian community. Good luck!
can you tell me what area of Lithuania your relatives came from please?
This will be on the wedding cert.
Also my father came to Bellshill during the w/war 2.
I have found loads of Lithuanian relatives of mine and have visited them in Lithuania.
My mother's parents came to Bellshill during w/war 1.
I have not found any of mother's relatives yet.
But now I know the area it and it will help me now to trace them.
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Bellshill and, I think, Motherwell show up for one of my names (Sakatauskas). I'm positive that part of the family is connected to mine, but no one in Lithuania (I've chatted with a pair of sisters there) remembers far back enough.
Remember that during those times, there effectively was no Lithuania...it was all Russia, so it's not surprising if that's the nativity Vincas claimed. Though if he came via Canada, but said he came directly from Russia, I see the confusion.
I'm thinking the "Walincinule" is actually Valinčiute, which is the maiden form of Valinčius. There are no names in the Lithuanian phonebook starting with Skript. Based on your spelling, I'd guess you were looking for something like Skriptevičiute, which would be the maiden of Skriptevičius; however, the closest I found in the phone directory was Skripėtienė, which is a female married form of something shorter than Skriptevičius. If Skriptevičius were a real name, the married form would be Skriptevičiene. Have you searched the Free BMD for your grandparents? Were they in England by the 1901 census?
Your Voskevicus name would more accurately be Vaškevičius, and Ališauskas for Alisauskas, et. al. Except for the Skript name, all the names are pretty common I'm afraid.