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Joseph Frederick Strausman

Birthplace: New York Hospital (now NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital), Upper East Side, Borough of Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, United States
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Son of Mark Richard Strausman and Susan Jane Littlefield
Brother of Private User

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About Joseph Frederick Strausman

1/2 Ashkenazi Jewish (3/8th Galitzianer; 1/8th Litvak) from my father's side; 3/16th Irish Catholic, 1/16th Scottish Highlander (Hebridean), 1/8th Norwegian, and 1/8th Old Stock American from Colonial New England and Suffolk County, New York (“Old Stock New Englander”) from my mother's.

I've worked mostly and am experienced with English (mostly Thirteen Colonies and England, but also Canada, Australia, and New Zealand), Irish Catholic, Scottish (Highlander and Lowlander), Scotch-Irish (Ulster-Scots/Ulster Protestants), Welsh, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, French, French-Canadian (Québécois), and Jewish (Ashkenazic and Sephardic) genealogy.

Joseph for my grandfather who passed away when my father was in adolescence, Frederick for my mother's adoptive father's middle name (though my tree is for my biological ancestors), and Strausman is a surname of Germanic origin, though adopted on my Jewish side (i.e., no Germanic roots). The Strausmans were Galician Jews (Galitzianer). The name Strausman is a Germanization of what would likely have been Stryysky, which itself comes from Stryi, a city in what is now Ukraine. It was likely Germanized when the area came under the control of the Austrain Empire in 1772. The name Stryi comes from the river in Ukraine of the same name, its etymology being a combination of the Proto-Slavic reconstruction *struja, meaning "stream", itself from the reconstructed Proto-Indo European root *srew meaning "flow" and the other etymology is from the Scythian word "styr" meaning "fast".

Proud of all my heritage.

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