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Re: Rowell family 1800's in Persia
Posted by: Jaimee Tahsiri (ID *****1941) Date: November 18, 2008 at 18:37:51
In Reply to: Rowell family 1800's in Persia by Audrey Kanavel of 629

Your Rowell family is most probably Assyrian. I have friends whose grandfather came from the Assyrian section of Iran/Persian to Chicago during that same period. I am sure the names were changed upon arrival, as you have discovered. There was a genocide/pogroms during that period against Assyrians and Armenians since both were Christian.

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