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Offline PucknDC

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A tough search
« on: March 10, 2005, 09:18:44 AM »
 ??? I was wondering if someone had some tips on how to backtrack to some Russian geneology sites. My family is all gone, and I have little to go on, except one Document on the Ellis Island site. My Great Grandparents went by the name "Lentz" but apparently through my research, it was originally "Lantus" doesn't sound Russian to me, but that was the point of origin. All I know was that he came here in the 1880's and he had an older brother who was a Colonel(General?) in the Imperial Army and was a Count??!! ( I don't know if that was just family legend...I supect so) any leads to soem useful sites would be welcomed!!! By the way, I love this site!! Thanks!
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Re: A tough search
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2005, 05:02:18 PM »
This is a pretty good site for basic names research
http://genealogy.euweb.cz/russia/russia.html

Counts of the Russian Empire
1706 Sheremetev
20.4.1707 Golovkin
23.2.1710 Apraxin
8.7.1710 Zotov
18.2.1721 Bruce
7.2.1722 Apraxin II
7.5.1724 Tolstoy
24.10.1726 De Vieira
24.10.1726 Lowenwolde
5.1.1727 Skavronsky
24.2.1728 Munnich
3.1730 Saltykov
28.4.1730 Ostermann
19.1.1731 Jaguszinski
19.1.1732 Saltykov II
13.8.1740 Lacy
29.3.1740 Bruce II
25.4.1742 Efimowski
25.4.1742 Hendrikov
25.4.1742 Tchernyshov
25.4.1742 Bestuzhev
16.4.1744 Razumovsky
15.7.1744 Ushakov
15.7.1744 Rumyantsev
5.9.1746 Shuvalov
17.2.1760 Buturlin
22.9.1762 Orlov
22.9.1767 Panin
10.7.1775 Potemkin
25.9.1789 Suvorov
30.10.1790 Saltykov III
6.5.1793 Krechetnikov
1.1.1795 Fersen
1.1.1795 Potemkin II
12.11.1796 Bobrinskoy

Then follow so-called new counts, created by emperor Paul and his successors:


5.4.1797 Voronzov
5.4.1797 Bezborodko
5.4.1797 Dmitriev-Mamonov
5.4.1797 Zavadovsky
5.4.1797 Buxhoeveden
5.4.1797 Kamensky
5.4.1797 Kakhovsky
5.4.1797 Gudovich
5.4.1797 Mussin-Pushkin
9.6.1797 Osten-Sacken
8.4.1798 Sievers
21.4.1798 Stroganov
22.2.1799 Lieven
22.2.1799 Pahlen
22.2.1799 Kushelev
22.2.1799 Rostopchin
4.4.1799 Denisov
4.4.1799 Kochubey
5.5.1799 Arakcheev
5.5.1799 Kutaisov
15.9.1801 Vasiliev
15.9.1801 Tatishchev
15.9.1801 Protasov
12.12.1809 Gudovich II
29.10.1811 Kutuzov
29.10.1812 Platov
2.5.1813 Miloradovich
29.12.1813 Barclay de Tolly
29.12.1813 Bennigsen
30.8.1816 Tormasov
1.7.1817 Lambsdorff
19.4.1818 Vyazmitinov
12.12.1819 Konovnitsin
12.12.1819 Guriev
8.4.1821 Osten-Sacken II
25.12.1825 Orlov II
22.8.1826 Tatishchev II
22.8.1826 Tchernyshov II
22.8.1826 Kuruta
22.8.1826 Pozzo di Borgo
22.8.1826 Stroganov
25.6.1827 Diebitsch
15.3.1828 Paskevich
9.6.1829 Tohl
1.6.1829 Oppermann
22.9.1829 Kankrin
6.12.1831 Vassiltchikov
8.11.1832 Golenishchev-Kutuzov
8.11.1832 Benckendorff
1.7.1833 Essen
1.7.1833 Levashov
25.6.1834 Mordvinov
1.7.1835 Novosiltsev
1.1.1839 Speransky
26.3.1839 Kiselev
26.3.1839 Kleinmichel
18.4.1842 Bludov
19.3.1843 Kossakowski
24.12.1843 Przezdiecki
1.7.1846 Uvarov
1.7.1846 Baranov
1.7.1847 Adlerberg
19.9.1847 Nikitin
2.10.1847 Rudiger
3.4.1850 Vronchenko
3.4.1850 Perovsky
26.8.1852 Muravyov
26.8.1856 Berg
26.8.1856 Olsufiev
26.8.1856 Grabbe
26.8.1856 Zakrevsky
26.8.1856 Sumarokov
26.8.1856 Putyatin
20.11.1856 Perovsky II
17.4.1859 Evdokimov
23.4.1861 Rostovtsev
23.4.1861 Lanskoy
27.5.1862 Luders
17.4.1865 Muravyov II
28.10.1866 Lutke
18.3.1871 Brunnow
1.1.1872 Korff
19.3.1873 Miloradovich II
29.4.1874 Kotzebue
12.12.1877 Ignatiev
17.4.1878 Loris-Melikov
20.8.1878 Milyutin
19.2.1880 Valuiev
9.2.1881 Baranzov
23.11.1883 Delyanov
21.3.1884 Belyovskoy-Zhukovsky
20.1.1890 Reutern
21.2.1896 Simonich
1.1.1902 Solsky
18.9.1905 Witte
1912 Dmitriev-Mamonov II
18.11.1913 Freedericksz
29.1.1914 Kokovtsev
III.1915 Brasov

Many russian citizens also used comital titles that they received in the HRE and elsewhere. Timothy Boettger had a list of those titles, here http://www.geocities.com/tfboettger/russian/counts.htm, but he has removed this section of his site.

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Re: A tough search
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2005, 10:39:11 AM »
Thanks for your help...I'll give it a shot!!!
B.J. Stampler

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Re: A tough search
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2005, 10:56:30 PM »
Could spelling be also Lentis, Lantis?
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Re: A tough search
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2005, 11:19:40 PM »
If brother Lantus was a count, then may be the family name was Russified sometime before into Lanskoy? They were of Polish origin.
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Re: A tough search
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2005, 11:21:30 PM »
Lentz sounds like a German or Jewish name, Lantus sounds as if is a name derived from the Latvian or Lithuanian languages.

If the older brother was a count and your ancestor was not then he would have earned in his own right. If he inherited it, then you ancestor would also have been a count.

Could the older brother simply been a Nobleman of the Russian Empire? One receives this hereditary status when one reaches the rank of Colonel (Class VI in the Tables of Ranks).

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