Did Grandpa Have Another Tongue?

Did your relative speak more than one language? Sometimes this can be difficult to determine, but 20th century census records may help with some relatives. Speaking a foreign language doesn’t mean the person was from there, but it can be a clue. Last names can suggest ethnicity or country of origin, but sometimes those clues are not necessarily as obvious as is sometimes thought. A relative with an Italian name may actually be Swiss.

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