Re: Condo- an immigrations goof up?
My ancestors names were changed also from Canto(Kahn-to) to Condo. It is German ancestory. The original came from Mulhassen in the Alsace-Lorraine region arriving in Charleston South Carolina in the 1760's and dying in the Fall of Charleston (most of this from DAR records). The Canto survived for three generations through two states (Maryland and then Pennsylvannia). Then it sort of blends back and forth till the 1840's and by the time of enlistment in the Civil War all the boys enlisted as Condo's. So I understand the frustration of hitting walls looking for Condo's.