IMMIGRATION

IMMIGRATION

WHERE DO WE COME FROM?

WHERE DO WE COME FROM?

Let me start with a disclaimer. We don’t know where ALL of our ancestors sailed from. Sometimes the records have been lost, sometimes they haven’t been digitized yet, and sometimes we aren’t even sure who the ancestor was, because we hit a brick wall before we ever get back that far. But, the exciting part, is that we have identified SOME of our immigrant ancestors.

What is interesting is that the Day Family has deep roots in this country that go back nearly four centuries to 1628:  Ancestors from England, Wales, Ireland and Germany.

On the North side of the family, we found some English and Irish roots that date way back. We knew about the immigrants from Bohemia who settled in Nebraska.

Immigration Timeline

Immigration Timeline

For more information about the lives of our ancestors, click on their names.​

The Immigrants on the Day side of the Family

From Upway, England

1628

aboard The Abigail

to Salem, Mass

Anthony Day

From Aberavon,Wales

1635

to Gloucester, Mass

From High Wycombe, England

1636

aboard The Martin

to Boston, Mass

Thomas Barnum

From Kent,England

1655

to Connecticut

The Immigrants on the McAninch side of the Family

From Gloucestershire, England

1636

to Gloucester, Mass

From Edenkoben, Germany

1752

sailed on the Ketty

to Philadelphia

Daniel McAninch

From Northern Ireland

1770

to Pennsylvania

The Immigrants on the North side of the Family

George Maris

From Bromsgrove, England

1683

aboard the Bristol Comfort

to Pennsylvania

John Mendenhall

From Mildenhall, England

1685

to Pennsylvania

Alphonsus Kirk

From Lurgon, Northern Ireland

1689

to Jamestown, VA

James Cooper

From England

1850

ultimately, settling in 

Missouri

From Bohemia

1868

to New York

From Bohemia

1879

Aboard the Rhein

to New York