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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Family Surnames: MAY, MAYER, MAYERHOFER, LANDAUER, DEL BANCO, HAMBURG, HESS, MICHEL, GREBSIG, GREPZIG, KREBSINGER, KRZEPCZYK, ALBAGES, AL-BAGEZI, LASTER, LASSITER, GREEN, GREENE, CAMPBELL, STANLEY, OLIVER, TRIPP, DRUMMOND, RICKER, COFFIN, NICKOLS, McGINNESS, ROLLINS, SQUIRES, CRANE, EDGINS, STRATTON

Ancestral names and places:

MAY: U.S., Boston; UK, London
(Ashkenazi: Y-DNA = Eb1b1b1)

MAYER(all spellings), MAYERHOFER, MAYERHOEFER: Germany, the Hessen, Frankfurt, Frankenthal, Giessen, Hamburg, Heddernheim, Mannheim, Nierstein, Ober-Ingelheim; Galitzia(Poland/Ukraine), Krakow(Ashkenazi: Y-DNA = Eb1b1b1).

KRZEPCZYK(Polish spelling of the German GREBSIG
or GREPZIG), KREBSINGER, MAYERHOFER: Galitzia, Krakow
(Ashkenazi: Y-DNA = Eb1b1b1)

LANDAUER: Germany, Hessen, Giessen(Ashkenazi)

HESS: Germany, Hessen, Heppenheim (Bergstrasse) (Ashkenazi)

MICHEL: Germany, Gelnhausen(Ashkenazi)

DEL BANCO, a.k.a., HAMBURG: Germany, Hessen, Hamburg; Italy, Padua, Venice; Austria; Vienna (Ashkenazi)

ALBAGES; AL-BAGEZI: Spain, Catalonia(Sephardic)

CAMPBELL: U.S., Massachusetts, Boston;
Maine, Cherryfield;
Scotland, County Argyle

DRUMMOND: U.S. , Maine; Scotland, County Argyle

NICKOLS: U.S., Maine

COFFIN: U.S., Maine

RICKER: U.S., Maine

STANLEY: U.S., Maine, Portland

OLIVER: U.S., Maine

TRIPP: U.S., Maine; England

LASTER, LASSITER(all spellings):
U.S., North Carolina, Gatesville;
Massachusetts, Boston(possibly Amerind-European hybrid).

GREEN or GREENE: England;
U.S., Massachusetts, Boston, Dighton;
Pennsylvania; North Carolina(?).

McGINNIS, McGINNESS(all spellings):
U.S., New York, Essex County, Crown Point;
Vermont, Shoreham; Northern Ireland.

CRANE: U.S., New York, Essex County, Port Henry, Moriah, Crown Point, Brooklyn;
Vermont, Middlebury; Virginia(unknown origins)

EDGINS: U.S., Georgia and/or Virginia
(unknown origins; mitochondrial DNA = W1)

ROLLINS: U.S., Vermont(unknown antecedants)

SQUIRES: U.S., New York, Essex County, Schroon
or Schroon Lake(unknown antecedents)

STRATTON: U.S.(completely unknown origins)
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
North Carolina; Georgia; Virginia; Massachusetts; Maine; Essex County, New York; U.S.; London, UK; Giessen, Nierstein, Mannheim, the Hessen, Germany; Galizia; Spain
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
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Henry Laster, mariner, born 1812 - 1815, in Gatesville, North Carolina, lived in Dighton, MA & PENN

My great great grandfather, Henry Laster, was born in Gatesville, North Carolina, about 1812 - 1815, and is listed in Seamen's Protection Certificate Register Database as: Henry LASTER, Gatesville, NC. He was married to an Elizabeth Green or Greene, an immigrant from England. One of their children was born in Pennsylvania, according to a Mass. Federal census. Most of their children were born in Massachusetts. The Laster family resided in Dighton, Massachusetts. I found mention by Googling of Henry Laster working in Boston, Mass. as a stevedore. His Massachusetts death record of 1852 states that he was a "laborer" who died "accidentally." In the 1850 Massachusetts Federal census Henry Laster is listed as being a "mariner."

I have no clue about Henry Laster's antecedents, ethnicity, the LASTER family in North Carolina or its origins. One of his daughters, Amelia J. Laster, supposedly born in Massachusetts in 1846, was my great grandmother.

Richard May

A Google search of "LASTER Tribe" indicates that there was an hybrid Indian-European tribe in North Carolina called Laster, because that was the most frequent surname in the tribe.

"Handbook of North American Indians: Northeast / B. G. Trigger

Handbook of North American Indians: Northeast / B. G. Trigger‎ - Page 280
by William C. Sturtevant - Foreign Language Study - 2006
Gilbert (1948) also refers to the Laster Tribe, another mixed-blood group living
near Hertford in Perquimans County
; its relation to former Algonquian ...
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Almost white

Almost white‎ - Page 152
by Brewton Berry - Social Science - 1963 - 212 pages
North Carolina surpasses all other states in the size of its mestizo population.
... there is a hybrid group known locally as the Laster Tribe
, who claim to ...
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National Genealogical Society quarterly

National Genealogical Society quarterly‎ - Page 8
by National Genealogical Society - Reference - 1992
Laster Tribe of Perquimans County, which seems unconnected to the general ...
Excluding the groups north of "Virginia — and southern groups such as the ...
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Richard May

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At 10:40pm on July 20, 2009, richard may said…
LASTER is on a list of Cherokee surnames:

[PDF]
Surname Index For Cherokee By Blood Volume 7
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Surname Index For Cherokee By Blood Volume 7 .... Lane, Langford, Langley, Langston, Lankford, Lantz, Largin, Larry, Lash, Laster, ...
www.boomspeed.com/lucy/CherokeeByBlood7_Index.pdf - Similar -
 
 
 

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