Christian C (Columbus) Smith
Smith DNA Matched Group GRP-G-M201-1
Posted by nativeshepherd in Smith DNA Group Discussion GRP-G-M201-1 on September 6, 2023 Views:(185) Replies (2)
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I am not trying to be a bomb in the middle of everyone's hopes about the trees and I would really love to have one shred of evidence other than mentions in family trees that Christian C Smith was ever Christian Columbus Smith. He is second to possibly third-generation German ancestry and Columbus is clearly Spanish. I have researched the name and exhausted all possible angles and the name Columbus is very VERY unlikely to be his middle name. I can't even find where it was ever popular to name a child that as a result of popularity or related to the famous explorer... Unfortunately, DNA won't help anyone wake up to the unlikely use of Columbus as a middle name. The DNA that I have done so far has my origins in Sweeden or Southern Denmark naming practices there would have in all likelihood made his middle name Christenson as in Christian's son. It is unfortunate that in the record that exists he never used his full middle name and only used "C" but that is all I have ever found. I hope this is helpful
Never a bomb. This whole project is based on trying to figure out errors and true lines of descent. If someone is wrong in who they believe is the early ancestor, and that can be proven, it's a good thing.
Now we're just waiting for your YDNA results to come in.
I recently found documents that his brother John Smith actually signed his name as Johann Christian Smidt. Naming practices would have him using the same name as his dad and he would have gone by Christain, not John. This was a choice made by John to use his saint name as his given name. People who are named Johannus are John's not generally Johann. This discovery lends support to my belief that Christian C Smith was likely Christian Christianson Smith. I received notice that my test has made it to you so I am waiting for those results. Thanks