What is this (probably) Lithuanian last name supposed to be?
May 12, 2014 9:55 AM Subscribe
I need help deciphering a last name in a 1914 birth record. It sounds Lithuanian, but I think it is spelled worng, because I can't find anyone else with that name...ever.
posted by Biblio to Grab Bag (19 answers total)
I am doing some family research for my husband, who knows very little about his background and who has very little living family. I found a birth record for his great aunt that has his great-grandmother's maiden name on it, which is great! Except! No one else in the world seems to have that last name. It is written as "Wyzkitu" or "Wyzkito" ( you can see it here
.). In a census she indicated her nationality as Lithuanian and she was living in the Brockton, MA area in the early part of the 20th century. I have searched census and immigration records for variations of that name and come up with nothing, so I'm looking for alternatives. My thought is maybe she verbally gave her name in the hospital and they wote it down however they thought it should be spelled. So, maybe you are Lithuanian and this name seems familiar? Maybe it sounds the same but has a c in it somewhere? Any ideas?