Family Name Research
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Research on the Klauzinski name (Poland) and Brewer name (Helgoland, prior England possibly) have been difficult. I think this may be because many of the records in Poland and Helgoland were lost or destroyed in World War II. I've had to rely on information given by my parents and grandparents, rather than information from records.
The earliest I can trace any branch of my family is through the Bostwick name. This is because the name apparently leads back to noble and royal lineage in Scotland and England, so records have been fairly easy to find.
THE KLAUZINSKI FAMILY
Marian Klauzinski came to the United States from Poland around 1950 with his wife and young son. They had been living in a refugee camp in Germany after WWII. The family settled in Massachusetts, and later two more sons were born: Henry and George.
One source of research on the Klauzinski name traces it back to the region of Malopolska (also known as Little Poland) and the noble Strezemie Clan of Families. According to this source, the Klauzinski family can be traced to King Boleslawa Chrobrego of Poland and the family held territories in Krakow and Prussia.
THE BREWER FAMILY
Frederic Stevens Brewer was born of German-speaking parents in Helgoland, a small island off of coastal Germany. He moved to the United States and settled in New Orleans, LA. He later married Margaret Rubin. Their son James Lloberas Brewer was born in 1878.
James later married Alice Bostwick May. Sons James Lloberas Brewer Jr. was born in 1909, and Frederic William Brewer was born in 1911.
Frederic married Opal Rochester. Frederica was born in 1943, Elizabeth (my mother) in 1946, and Alice in 1947.
THE BOSTWICK NAME
The Bostwick name is from my mother's paternal grandmother Alice Bostwick May, wife of James Lloberas Brewer.
Alice's great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather was Arthur Bostwick, who changed his name from Bostock (which came from de Bostock) probably after arriving in the United States from England.
Arthur is a descendant of a William de Bostock in England. William's mother was Jane Brereton. We think Jane is a descendant of an Ada Huntingdon, though these records differ some. The Huntingdons are descendants of King David I of Scotland. King David I's father was King Malcolm III of Scotland. King Malcolm III's father was King Duncan I of Scotland, whose lineage can be traced back to King Kenneth I of Scotland, born in 810.
King Malcolm III's wife (and King David I's mother) was Margaret Atheling, later known as Saint Margaret. Margaret's grandfather was King Edmund II "Ironsides" of England. King Edmund II's lineage can be traced back to King Alfred "The Great" of England, born in 849.
In this case, some relations would be Macbeth and King Duncan from "Macbeth", Saint Margaret of Scotland, and Robert the Bruce of Scotland.
THE HUCKABEE NAME
My own research seems to indicate that my married name, Huckabee, is possibly an Americanized spelling of Huccaby. Huccaby is a small village in the Devon area of southwestern England. Another source of research indicates that it is a variation of the name Huxtable.
Richbourg is another name from my husband's side, which can be traced back to 1700's France.
The family tree (link below) is still somewhat rough. I know some older dates are not exact, and a few people may need to be inserted into the tree. The link between the Breretons and Huntingdons is cloudy. It's hard to do this research when it's so far back, and when multiple family members from different generations shared the same first and last names.