Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Are You A Mayflower Ship Descendant? Find Out!

Have you traced your family tree back to the latter 1600s? Perhaps you've discovered one of the following surnames:

Alden
Allerton
Billington
Bradford
Brewster
Browne
Chilton
Cooke
Doty
Eaton
Fletcher
Fuller
Hopkins
Howland
More
Mullins
Priest
Rogers
Sampson
Soule
Standish
Tilley
Warren
White
Winslow

If so, you may be a descendant of those who traveled on the Mayflower in 1620, so don't stop now. 

There is an extensive amount of information online that will help you find out if your ancestor was one of the passengers. 

Mary Harrell-Sesniak wrote a wonderful article on the Mayflower Passengers, November 25, 2013, which you can access by clicking here. Even if you don't share the history that others do, it's an interesting read and appropriate for this Thanksgiving season.

(Photo: Painting: Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor, William Halsall, 1882. Credit: Pilgrim Hall Museum & Wikipedia)

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