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From: "William F. Moneymaker" <>
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 02:09:42 GMT
At this time I'm trying to find more information on Lewis
Moneymaker. He died on 1812 in Rockbridge
County, Virginia. I haven't found a birth, marriage, or
death record on him. Just his Will (a copy of his Will
is located on my web site -http://www.ovnet.com/~wfmoney
Just maybe he immigrated from Germany
and changed his name to Moneymaker.
I've had many people try to describe the meaning of my last
name. Here's a few of them:
The name Moneymaker is from the German name Geldmacher.
Geldmacher means "moneymaker" in "Late German."
"Early German" where it was "Geldschlager"-- coin striker.
The Oldest version which is from the "Old German" Language,
"Oleienschlager", also meaning "coin-striker".
The English Yorkshire listing from the thirteenth
century expands the possibilities further. The
term, "Anglo-Saxon' or "pre-Norman"-English,
is such because the earlier invaders of England
were from Saxony, a German Duchy, part of which
borders Holland, in the 11th and 12th century.
The 13th Century Yorkshire Rolls show John Moneymaker.
Coincidentally, there is a John Moneymaker on
the very first US Census in 1792, in Virginia.
The probability that this 13th Century John
Moneymaker is an ancestor is dependent on the
ships' manifests for the late 1600's and 1700's
which are available in Baltimore, MD.
If you have any information or leads that will
help me in my search, please advice.
William F. Moneymaker, USA
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