Today I have been searching for information in google books. Just typing in last names and seeing what comes up. I didn't find a great deal in my initial search but did come up with a question.
The husband of one of my ancestors was listed in a book called Norwegians, Swedes and More book 3 by Loren H. Amundson 2005
It had his family lineage. My problem is that I have the Ancestors with the last name of Kleppe and in this publication they have it as Kleppo with a family farm in Norway which is the information that I have as well.
How do I figure out when and where the family name was changed.
I am going to try to find out information from the author but wanted to find a quicker way to determine this information. I know a lot of names were changed to be more Americanized. I am not sure if it is just a Norwegian translation issue or if they just changed it when they came over.
I have the year that they came over from Norway but not the port of origin: 1881 and eventually got themselves to Appleton, Minnesota.
Is there an easy way to find ship transfer information?