I am not very far with my familyresearch, but throught links I found this page. I am from Finland and my family have been here at least from early 1800. Since our name is not very typical finnish name, I have to search from also other countries. Does anyone know about relatives from Europe? Where could that name come from and has it changed in its way? Peelen > Palen ??? We have also é accent sign over e???I try to search my family further, first here in Finland and then ?