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Re: 04/25/00
Posted by: Jim Rhyan Date: May 12, 2001 at 14:22:32
In Reply to: 04/25/00 by john rhyan of 33

Hi John,
I think you may be right about Ellis Island though I do not have any proof either. I grew up believing I was of Irish extraction because of the name but have since learned that the roots are German. And I have heard(and it makes sense to me) that the name probably derives from one of the Germanic names for people from the Rhine Valley.


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