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Re: VOSS from Brazil
Posted by: Uwe Voss (ID *****0649) Date: September 20, 2004 at 10:13:18
In Reply to: VOSS from Brazil by Marcelo Voss of 934

Voss is in Germany and in the USA a very common name. It is German dialect and means fox - because of the red hair or the intelligence of the ancestor who got the name first.

To find your ancestor, you should know, where you great-grand-father came from. If you did find out the birth-place, you can try in this town. In Germany state registries exist since about 1870. Before you must know the church where your ancestor is registrated 8baptism, marriage).

Good luck!
Uwe Voss


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