I'm curious after all the threads on here, and don't want this to degenerate into a race/prejudice thing, so it's in the NICE forum! I'm just curious as to how many of us here aren't tracing our roots back to the Mayflower. Or are not. I don't know how it happened, but we somehow got a postcard or something from the Daughters of the American Revolution so I looked it up, and just not quite sure how that happened. LOL I'm thinking maybe it had something to do with a last name, so here are the questions... When did your family first come to the United States? Second question: Did they change/shorten your family name to one syllabil or otherwise do something to it to make it sound less..umm, what's the right word? Maybe make it sound less ethnic, or more like a typical American name? Did you ever consider changing it back to reclaim it?