Monthly Archives: November 2012

The 18th Century

1701 Friedrich, Elector of Brandenburg, renamed his duchy the Kingdom of Prussia. He was crowned King Frederick I in Prussia in Koenigsberg and proceeded to build a strong army. 1 1708-1711 The last and worst (1709) of the major plagues … Continue reading

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German, Lithuanian, Polish, and Russian History Relating to Suwalki Province

History In this and three subsequent posts a timeline highlights a 1500 year period that may have influenced the origins of families with the surname ending in –at before documents place them in Suwalki Province in the 1840s. It also … Continue reading

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