Noel-Ardinger Line

Charles Godfrey Ardinger

On this day, 19 March 1891, Charles Godfrey Ardinger passed away. He was my 4th great-grandfather.

Charles Godfrey Ardinger was born on 28 March 1812, in Williamsport, Washington County, Maryland. He was the son of Johannes “John” Ardinger and Margaret Elizabeth Winterschmidt. He joined elder siblings James Ardinger (born 1806) and Mary Ann Ardinger (born 1809). Another brother, Christian Ardinger, had died in 1806 at the age of two.

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ABCs & Our Family Trees: Letter L

I have always been fascinated by language, specifically where it originates and how it adapts, mutates, and relates to other languages. That is why I found the recent series of blogs by Andrew’s Kindred so intriguing. It combined my love of etymology with my love of genealogy. I was so inspired, in fact, that I decided to try my to try my hand at chronicling the origins of our families’ surnames.


This is the eleventh installment of a series of posts documenting the etymology of many of our families’ surnames (recent and distant, direct and indirect.)

Now that the K names have been discussed, next up is the letter L:

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Categories: Caimi-Culatina Line, Cole-Marriner Line, Extended Families, Harwick-Bush Line, Noel-Ardinger Line, Spangler-Kenney Line, Surnames from A to Z, Taylor-Thomas Line, Watts-Stark Line, Williams-Stott Line | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Samuel Noel

On this day, 13 November 1871, Samuel Noel passed away. He was my 4th great-grandfather.

Samuel Noel was born on 16 January 1798, in Adams County, Pennsylvania. His parents were Daniel and Maria Noel.

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250th Anniversary of the Mason-Dixon Line

On this day, 250 years ago—9 October 1767, the survey of the Mason-Dixon line was completed.

Starting in the early 1700s, my Noel-Ardinger and Taylor-Thomas lines and my spouse’s Spangler family settled in southern Pennsylvania and northern Maryland: Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, Lancaster, and York Counties, Pennsylvania and Carroll, Frederick, and Washington Counties, Maryland—on or near the Mason-Dixon line.

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Categories: Famous Faces and Places, Noel-Ardinger Line, On This Day, Spangler-Kenney Line, Taylor-Thomas Line | Tags: , , | 2 Comments

ABCs & Our Family Trees: Letter K

I have always been fascinated by language, specifically where it originates and how it adapts, mutates, and relates to other languages. That is why I found the recent series of blogs by Andrew’s Kindred so intriguing. It combined my love of etymology with my love of genealogy.  I was so inspired, in fact, that I decided to try my hand at chronicling the origins of our families’ surnames.


This is the tenth installment of a series of posts documenting the etymology of many of our families’ surnames (recent and distant, direct and indirect.)

Now that the I and J names have been discussed, next up is the letter K:

Categories: Cole-Marriner Line, Extended Families, Harwick-Bush Line, Noel-Ardinger Line, Spangler-Kenney Line, Surnames from A to Z, Taylor-Thomas Line, Watts-Stark Line, Williams-Stott Line | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments

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