Survey Results: South Carolina

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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.

South Carolina

Pennsylvania became a state on May 23, 1788. Prior to statehood, it was the Province of South Carolina, an English and later a British colony, between 1712-1776.

According to the survey, the earliest Germans from Russia to settle in South Carolina were third generation descendants of Volhynia Germans from Zhitomir. They arrived in Summerville, South Carolina in 1972.

There were no immigrant Germans from Russia reported to have settled in South Carolina. There were, however, first, second and third generation descendants living there at some point.

List of Places

There were 8 places in South Carolina 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: South Carolina,” last modified February 22, 2020,