Following is a list of a number of the surnames (or “Apedillos” in Spanish) I am currently researching. Some of these I have researched extensively and have solid records; some– well– tracing family history can be challenging sometimes! Included in parenthesis are the paths of movement of the families from oldest location to somewhat recent.

If you see a surname of interest, feel free to contact me at julie@oakgrovegenealogy [dot] com to exchange information. I’d love to chat.

English/French/German/Irish/Non-Hispanic/Scottish Surnames:

Barlow (GA, AL)

Bass (VA, GA, SC) Boring (MD, NC, GA)

Broadfield (England, VA, GA)

Bryan (Ireland, VA, NC, GA)

Chastain (SC, GA)

Clay (Wales, VA, GA)

Covin/Couvain (France, SC, GA)

Currie/Curry (Scotland, NC, GA) Davis (GA)

Dean (England, VA, GA)

Denmark (England, VA, NC)

Hatcher (VA, GA)

Jones (Wales, NC, GA)

Jones (VA, NC, GA, VA)

Laramore (France, SC, GA)

Mathis (Wales, VA, NC)

McQuilkin/Wilkinson (Scotland, NC, GA)

Pace (England, VA, GA)

Ray (Scotland, NC, GA)

Scarborough/Scarburgh (England, VA)

Sessions (SC, GA)

Simpson (GA)

Smith (GA)

Stephens (GA, FL)

Tapley (GA)

Tynsley/Tinsley (England, VA, SC, GA)

Turkett (SC, FL, GA)

Uzzell (France, VA, NC)

Varn (Germany, GA)

Waller (NC, GA)

Wise (England, VA, SC, GA)


Hispanic Surnames:

Aguiar (PR)

Alers (PR)

Aponte (PR)

Arasil (PR)

Caballero (PR)

Canales (Spain, PR)

Cordero (PR)

Dominguez (PR)

Garcia (PR)

Gonzalez (PR)

Hernandez (PR)

Lugo (PR)

Miranda (PR)

Pena (PR)

Quinones (PR)

Reyes (PR)

Rivera (PR)

Rodriguez (PR)

Sellas (Spain, PR)

Velez (PR)


  1. Evelyn Buck

    I am related to the Jones family of Pollocksville or New Bern, NC. Do you have any information? I found my Great great grandmother Penny Jones and Great great grandfathers names Lewis or Louis Jones in searching for my grandmother Florence Jones who was married to Sam Jones on December 25, 1875 at Williams Chapel in Pollocksville, NC.

  2. Julie (Post author)

    Unfortunately for you, I don’t have those Jones lines in my records. Sorry! I wish that I could help you but keep searching.

  3. Grace Miller

    I see you have Scarborough in your list. I am researching Addison Scarborough and Henry Scarborough. Addison Scarborough also know as Maj Addison Scarborough was born in Virginia but died in South Carolina in 1831. I am trying to find out where he purchased his slaves from and to whom he sold all his slaves to.

    1. Julie (Post author)

      Thanks for the contact! My Scarborough/Scarburgh ancestors are some of my oldest, going backin tothe 1600/1700. About 1664 Hannah Scarburgh married John Wise and, of course, as of then that line transferred to the Wise surname.

  4. Kathy

    I am searching for Ray info. This is all I know: ______ Ray (mr Ray) a highland Scot married and had a son Dot R Ray born in Ireland. Believe he was disinherited by family. Mr Ray went to New York City. Wife and child lived with her parents in Scotland before going to New York to follow him. Mr Ray was a member of the NY 79th Highlanders and dies at the battle at Secessionville. All this is taken from article written by Dot R Ray.

    1. Julie (Post author)

      Wow– I would love to try to help you. Unfortunately, these names are not in my tree and I don’t recognize them (other than the surname, of course). Do you have any dates associated with the lives of these persons? If Mr. Ray died at the Battle of Secessionville, he died in 1862.

  5. Payton lock

    very motivating life 

  6. Alma Cwik

    Ive been working on my fathers surname Acabá. I’ve traced our tree to 1800 Puerto Rico. I can’t find anything beyond that. I’m stuck on my g-g- grandfather Patricio Acabá his mother was Rosa Torres and his father Miguel Acabá. He was born about 1807. Not sure where. Supposedly he came from Cadiz, with 3 brothers. I’ve Had no luck. Any ideas?
    Thank you

  7. Alma

    I’m looking for relatives in Puerto Rico, San Sebastián, Anasco, Lares.
    Researching surnames Rivera , and Acaba. If you have any relatives with these surnames from 1750-1810 please contact me.
    Thank you

  8. Myrta Torres

    I have been trying to find the father and mother of Pedro Yambo born in 1719. No luck.


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