Survey Results: Maryland

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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.


Maryland became a state on April 28, 1788. Prior to statehood, it was the Province of Maryland, an English and later a British colony, between 1632–1776.

According to the survey, the earliest Germans from Russia to arrive in Maryland were second generation Germans from the Bessarabian colony of Cahul. They settled in Denton, Maryland in 1993.

There were no immigrant Germans from Russia reported to have lived in Maryland. There were, however, first, second, third, fourth and fifth generation descendants living there at some point.

List of Places

There were 6 places in Maryland 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: Maryland,” last modified February 22, 2020,