ACHILLES Family from New Hampshire, 1776-1961: Henry the Hessian Soldier and His Descendants, with Mention of the Family in Europe & its other American Branches.
By Walter B. Smith
The ancestral name Achilles originates from 19th century England rather than the legend of Achilles of Classical Greece. In 1776, Harry Ludwig-Achilles from Brunnswick arrived in New Hampsire, thus taking the name with him and expanding throughout the United States. This book contains summaries of the German and American families, the Hessian's origins, eight generations of the name, and recent whereabouts of the name.
(574p., Illus, Index, 1962)