On this page, I am listing all 16 family names (through great-great grandparents), some additional family names beyond 2nd-great grandparents. And some key collateral surnames.
Direct Line Surnames
DEMPSEY – Emigrated from Co. Offaly, Ireland to San Francisco via upstate New York, circa 1855
HURLEY — From Ireland.
LAMBURTH — In the U.S. (Virginia) since at least 1800. Probably from England.
LANDRIGAN/LONERGAN – Emigrated from Garryricken, Co. Kilkenny to San Francisco circa 1860. One daughter immigrated to Deloraine, in Tasmania.
COLBERT — From Athea, Co. Limerick. Immigrated to San Francisco ca. 1898. Most of the family remained in Ireland, many moving to Dublin City.
MCDERMOTT — From Cooraclare, Co. Clare. Collateral kin remains there to this day, but other branches are in the Chicago, Illinois area, and San Francisco.
HOULIHAN — From southwest Ireland, probably Co. Kerry or Co. Limerick. Resided in Athea, Co. Limerick as of 1901 and 1911 censuses. Some members of the family went to San Francisco, some remained in Ireland.
CARMODY – From Middle Beale, Co. Kerry
detto DIAMANTINI (DIAMANTINE) –Diamantini is a detto (aka nickname). True surname may be CAMILLUCCI. From Fano and San Costanzo, Pesaro and Urbino, Marche, Italy. Immigrated to Sonoma County, California around 1908.
BOLOGNESI – from Sant’Elpidio A Mare, Ascoli Piceno, Marche, Italy. My great-grandmother came to Sonoma County, California around 1908. Her siblings and parents did not leave Italy.
CAMMORANESI – My great-grandmother’s mother’s maiden name. Likely from Marche province in Italy.
HOLST – Emigrated from Mariengaard, Flensborg, Slesvig, Denmark — actually, Prussia, given that Bismarck’s army seized land from southern Denmark that remains part of Germany to this day. Immigrated to Sonoma County, California via Connecticut.
THOMSEN – Emigrated from Slesvig, Denmark circa 1872 to Sonoma County, California.
ENGLEHART — In the United States since at least the 1790s, somewhere in Pennsylvania. In Guernsey County, Ohio as of mid 1820’s. Headed to Sonoma County, California via wagon train in 1856 from Jasper County, Missouri.
COPPLE/COBBLE — In the U.S. since colonial days (at least 1750), living in Frederick County, Maryland; Rowan County, NC; then southern Indiana by about 1810. My branch of the Copples were in Jasper County, Missouri by the late 1840s, and in the Mendocino / Sonoma County area by the early 1860s.
Additional Direct Line Surnames (3rd great-grandparents or further back)
HARVEY — In Jasper County, Missouri by 1850. Brick-wall line.
BLALOCK — Emigrated from Kentucky to Washington County, Indiana by the mid 1820s. Possibly originally from North Carolina. A brick-wall line
WRIGHT — In the U.S. since colonial days (abt 1726); likely from England. Lived in Frederick County, Maryland; Rowan and Randolph counties, NC; Wayne County, Kentucky; southern Indiana. Many many collateral lines. My most recent ancestor named Wright is my 5th great-grandmother Patsy (Wright) Copple.
FARLEY — In the U.S. (Virginia) since at least 1800. Probably from England.
BREEN — Two different Irish lines. One from Co. Clare, and one from Co. Kerry
JOHANNSEN — From duchy of Slesvig, Denmark — now Schleswig-Holstein. Remained in native land.
CLAUSEN — From duchy of Slesvig, Denmark — now Schleswig-Holstein. Remained in native land.
ERICHSEN — From duchy of Slesvig, Denmark — now Schleswig-Holstein. Remained in native land, except for my 3rd-great grandmother.
HILL — In Pennsylvania in the 1700s. Likely either German or English. My branch ended up in Guernsey County, Ohio, as of the 1820s.
GEHO — In Pennsylvania at least as early as 1765. Likely German. My branch ended up in Guernsey County, Ohio, as of the 1820s.