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Looking for Dowiat

Posted: 993613917000
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Dowiat
I am looking for any living relatives in Lithuania. My grandfather was Bruno Alexander Dowiat. He was born near Vilnus, Lithuania. To my knowledege he had one older brother named Casamir. My grandfather came to the US in the early 1900's and eventually lived on the south side of Chicago. He owned a barber shop there for many years.
The spelling of the last name might have been changed when he came through ellis island. I have had a great deal of difficulty finding anyone (that I don't already know) with the last name Dowiat.
Thanks For any help
Laura

Re: Looking for Dowiat

Posted: 993624115000
Laura, There is no "w" in Lithuanian, so that is your first clue that the name was changed. Nearly all Lithuanian names end in 'us', 'is', or 'as.' But some don't. I am no expert, but I do know there is no W in Lithuanian. It has come up quite a bit lately on lithuaniangenealogy@yahoogroups.com, a Lithuanian list I am on.

Gloria

Re: Looking for Dowiat

Gary Dowiat (View posts)
Posted: 999112774000
Classification: Query
Hi Laura-

I never thought there were any other Dowiats' out there either. I remember my father, Lee Dowiat, saying something of "other Dowiats'" somewhere in Illinois but I'm not certain if it was family. I believe our original name, from my fathers baptismal certificate, was Dowiatas. My Grandfather, Leopold Dowiat, also imigrated to the U.S. (Pittsburgh, PA) in the early 1900's from Lithuainia. So it's possible we could be related. Good news, or bad? I'll leave that up to you.
I don't know much about my fathers family history. I don't even have any knowledge of my Grandfathers' siblings. Well... so far I've been a great help to you, haven't I?
Please email me if you do come across any info regarding "our" ancestry.

Sincerely,
Gary


Re: Looking for Dowiat

Vidmantas (View posts)
Posted: 1023107447000
Classification: Query
I think that correct Lithuanian spelling of surname is Daujotas or Daujotis.
Vidmantas.

Re: Looking for Dowiat

Posted: 1498534258000
Classification: Query
Hi my mom is Norma Dowiat her father was Chester palmer Dowiat from Chicago .
He had several siblings one was violet Dowiat . Their parents were from Lithuania.
I think his father was Alexander and mom was Sophie or Sophia

Re: Looking for Dowiat

Posted: 1498824818000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1498825884000
Norma
Name Alex Frank Dowiat
Event Type Draft Registration
Event Date 1942
Event Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Residence Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Gender Male
Employer Alex Frank/Dowiat
Birth Date 03 May 1879
His wife's name is Sophie; location Kowno, Lithuania but most of the time our ancestors would use a large district town to identify a location of their place of birth.
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Name Aleksander Dowiat
Event Type Naturalization
Event Place Chicago, Illinois
Event Date 1934
Birth Year 1879
Birthplace Lithuania
You might consider requesting Aleksander's Naturalization Intent & Petition as it should have his place of birth. The little card that shows up in Family Search is not it.
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Violet DOWIAT shows up in SSDI. Her SS-5Form should have her mother's maiden name. A request does cost $.
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Do you know if your Alexander and Sophie married in USA?
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Maybe this is your Alexander DOWIAT coming thru NY Ellis Island processing center. Take a look. I did not.
Dowiat, Alexand. Kowno 26 1871-1872 1898
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https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&...)
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Whose step-son is Clement HODOROWICZ? I would not put much into Sophie being from Warsaw, Poland.
https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&...~
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https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&...)
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NY EI arrivals you might want to take a look
Dowjat, Josef Kowno 28 1877-1878 1906
Doviatas, Anthonas Blantyre 22 1881-1882 1904
Dawiat, Josef Wome 26 1873-1874 1900
Dawiat, Kasamir Giszgus... 23 1877-1878 1901
Dawjal, Jacob Priluky, Kowno 18 1890-1891 1909
Dawjat, Ceslaw 31 1872-1873 1904
Dawjat, Ignatz Tels 27 1877-1878 1905
Dawjat, Jan Ponewesz, Russia 23 1885-1886 1909
Dawjat, Petras Russia, Pounerty 19 1891-1892 1911
Dowiatas, Wiktor Zabsmaga, Russia 30 1882-1883 1913
Daujoks, Petres Kowno, Russia 35 1872-1873 1908
Daujot, Vinces Waigowe 23 1875-1876 1899
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8:22 a.m.
Find a Grave
Alexander Frank Dowiat
Birth: May 6, 1879
Kaunas, Lithuania
Death: Jul. 27, 1977
San Bernardino County
California, USA
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Sophie Malcer Dowiat
Birth: Jul. 31, 1901, Poland
Death: Jan. 16, 1994
San Bernardino County
California, USA
Family links:
Spouse: Alexander Frank Dowiat (1879 - 1977)
Children: Leonard Alex Dowiat (1932 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Burial: Green Acres Memorial Park & Mortuary
Bloomington San Bernardino County California, USA
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