Veterans Marker for Bernard Doran, Sr., (1890-1947) – Military Monday

Bernard Doran was born on the 21st of February 1890 in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland and died 11 April 1947 in Harrison, Hudson County, New Jersey. My grandfather, who was called Barney by his family, served in the New Jersey National Guard, 1st Infantry, Company M, as a Private. After emigrating to the United States, … Continue reading Veterans Marker for Bernard Doran, Sr., (1890-1947) – Military Monday

Surname Saturday – Wasik Family

Surname Saturday looks at the history behind our family names. "Wasik Name Meaning. Polish (Wasik): descriptive nickname from a diminutive of was ‘moustache’ (see Was).Polish and Ukrainian: from a pet form of the personal name Wasyl, Polish form of Greek Basileios (see Basil). Eastern German: nickname from Sorbian wasik ‘crawler’" [Source: ancestry.com]. There are two … Continue reading Surname Saturday – Wasik Family