Survey Results: Massachusetts

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Please note that the information presented here is only that which was reported in the survey from 2019 and does not include information or places reported in older published sources.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts became a state on February 6, 1788. Prior to statehood, it was the Province of Massachusetts Bay, an English and later a British colony, between 1691–1776.

According to the survey, the earliest Germans from Russia to arrive in Massachusetts were immigrant Volhynia Germans from the colonies of Josefine and Oleszkowiczc. They arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in the early 1900s.

Immigrant Germans from Russia along with first, second, third, fourth and fifth generation descendants were reported to have lived in Massachusetts.

List of Places

There were 9 places in Massachusetts reported on the survey. Included below is the earliest year Germans from Russia reportedly arrived in each place. The "Germans from Russia Origins" column includes the region in Russia along with colony from which immigration took place, and/or the colony of immigrant's birth. The locations of the ancestral colonies today can be found on the Germans from Russia Settlement Locations map.


Cite This Page: Sandy Schilling Payne, “Survey Results: Massachusetts,” last modified February 22, 2020,