I am about 80% sure but as yet have no proof. My sister had talked to some of the relatives in Ohio long after I had moved away and everyone "told" her that our family migrated from Germany and that the name is probably a mis-spelling of one of the germanic names meaning people of the Rhine. The road block I have run into is with my grandfather. I can find him in the 1910 (before my father was born) census but not before. Using info on my fathers birth cert. I tried finding his birth certificate with no luck and using information I know have tried finding his death cert. all to no avail. I know he existed because he was alive until I was 8 yrs old. Is your family from Ohio?