Last Name Question

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sammy
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Re: Last Name Question

Post by sammy » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:46 pm

Also it could be worth checking out the Ellis Island archives, for fun if not for other reason.

http://www.ellisisland.org/

I've found one distant relative in there... can't remember just now if you need to register in order to check out the digital scans.



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koivu
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Re: Last Name Question

Post by koivu » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:22 am

On ancestry.com, I found a 1907 ship manifest for a Waino Juslen going to Ironwood Michigan. He is coming from Jalasjarvi. Born in Rymattyla.

He is listed as age 19. That means a birth year around 1888.

Does this sound like your Waino Juslen?

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Re: Last Name Question

Post by koivu » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:57 am

Ancestry.com also has a World War I record.
Name- Waino Edward Juslen
Born 1888 in Jalasjarvi, Finland. Region- Vaasa

I did not find any birth or marriage records on Hiski for Juslen as the records for Jalasjarvi don't cover the late 1800's.


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Re: Last Name Question

Post by joykokkonen » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:31 pm

Hello, my Grandmother Aino was also from Finland with the last name of Juslan. I was trying to find the origin of name also. Kristy


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Re: Last Name Question

Post by Upphew » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:51 am

joykokkonen wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:31 pm
Hello, my Grandmother Aino was also from Finland with the last name of Juslan. I was trying to find the origin of name also. Kristy
Probably contraction of Jussila. Jussi is male's name and people tended to get their surnames from the houses they lived and houses got their names after the owner. Thus house where Jussi lived got named as Jussila. And then Jussilan Aino got shortened to Juslan Aino as Juslan was easier to pronounce.

Caveat, I did very cursory google searches when I got to that conclusion.
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Re: Last Name Question

Post by StellaS » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:02 pm

joykokkonen wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:31 pm
Hello, my Grandmother Aino was also from Finland with the last name of Juslan. I was trying to find the origin of name also. Kristy
I suggest you go to Facebook and find a group called Finnish Genealogy. Post all the information you have about AIno Juslan, especially any dates you know, and the wonderful people in that group will dig out any available information.


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