There are various types of deeds to property. The most common are the warranty deed which transfers property with assurance of good title and the quitclaim deed which transfers one person's interest in the property without guarantee of good title.
Federal Census records are available to the public 72 years after they are taken.
A military records subscription site is Fold3.com
Surnames began in Europe about the 11th century. They developed as trade increased. The four basic groups of surnames are the patronymic (based on the father's name), landscape features or place names, action or nicknames, and occupational or office names.
The 1880 census was the first to identify the relationship between the household member and the head of house.