Survey Results: Rhode Island

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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.

Rhode Island

The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (commonly known as Rhode Island) became a state on May 29, 1790. Prior to statehood, it was the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (an English and later British colony) between 1636-1776.

The survey only reported once place in Rhode Island where descendants of Germans from Russia lived. Second generation descendants of Volga Germans from the colony of Krasnojar lived in Warwick, Rhode Island in 1974.

List of Places

There was 1 place in Rhode Island 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: Rhode Island,” last modified February 22, 2020,