LITHUANIAN/ RUSSIAN ANCESTRY QUESTION FOR HISTORIC HAMILTON.

Tracey Tomlinson got in touch as she was trying to do some family research for a friend, and she asked:

“Hi Garry, please could you advise me I am trying to help a lady from Lithuania trace her ancestry graves and any history. I have names and believe they lived in Burnbank. Any advice would be much appreciated.

The Information the lady gave me is as follows.  Burnbank near Hamilton family Vincas Jankauskas: Scottish names 3 brothers William, Anthony and yosef.  And she only knows that there is a death in 1902.  This I’m afraid is all she has; I would be most grateful of any help. Regards Tracey.”

HI Tracey,

So, unfortunately, I never found any trace if this family living in Burnbank or Hamilton, so I cannot give you any help with narrowing down a Burnbank-Hamilton connection. The name Jankauskas is not a common one in the area and I did find some connections with this family name! Here is what I found.

In 1911, there was three Russian families living at 7 & 8 Monkey Rows in Hollytown/Carnbroe. The family with the Jankauskas surname was Evea (25), Antanas (31) & Tonas (20). The other families living here went by the names of Granas? & Orbanawwich? I put question marks next to these names as I am uncertain of the correct spelling.

In 1906, I found the death of a 1-year-old girl, who was called Ona Jankauskas and her father was called Autauas? (could be the same person from the 1911 Census). This wee girl died at 71 Whifflet Street in Coatbridge.  

I then found a 71-year-old man who went by the name of Francius Jankauskas who died at 48 Wingate Street in Wishaw in 1947.

Other names with the surname of Jankauskas that I found in Scotland are as follows:

  1. Magdalene Jankauskas Married John Maczulaitis in Kilbirnie 1900.
  2. ANNA JANKAUSKAS Married HUGH HERON Glasgow 1982.
  3. LAURA JANKAUSKAS Married MARK ANDREW Perth 2011.
  4. RIMA JANKAUSKAS Married BALLAV KARKI in Gretna 2012.
  5. RASA JANKAUSKAS Married MUHAMMAD MUDASS BEGUM Gretna 2019.
  6. RASA JANKAUSKAS Married MUHAMMAD MUDASS FAROOQI in Gretna 2019.

These are the names of Jankauskas that are closest to Hamilton and it could lead you to another clue with your research, however, as I cannot find a link to Hamilton, then I will have to leave my research at this point. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch and let me know if you find any other hard evidence of the family living in Hamilton and once again, thank you for your donation to the page.

Garry,

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One thought on “LITHUANIAN/ RUSSIAN ANCESTRY QUESTION FOR HISTORIC HAMILTON.”

  1. Hi Gary
    In the 1911 census my great grandmother Mary McGuire who stayed in Calder St Blantyre had Russian neighbours who were boarding with a Polish family
    Joseph and George Adamitich living with Augustine and Annie Wesuis and their family

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