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Big Lake, Minnesota

Big Lake, MN  ANCESTRY & FAMILY HISTORY

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Big Lake is in Sherburne County. The county seat is Elk River.

Major ancestry groups reported by Big Lake residents include:

· German - 32%
· Norwegian - 14%
· Swedish - 12%
· Irish - 11%
· Polish - 6%
· French (except Basque) - 4%
· English - 3%
· French Canadian - 2%
· Italian - 2%
· Dutch - 2%
· Czech - 1%
· Mexican - 1%
· Scandinavian - 1%
· Scottish - 1%
· American Indian tribes, specified - 1%
· Finnish - 1%
· Greek - 1%
· Danish - 1%
· Belgian - 1%

Former names for Big Lake include:
· Elk Prairie
· Humboldt

For more detail about place names in the Big Lake area, consult Minnesota Place Names, Warren Upham
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