Where is Lokis, Lithuania?

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While digging into my great-grandfather Joseph Gestaut, I found that his wife listed his birthplace as "Lokis, Lithuania" in her Petition for Naturalization. But I can't seem to find any place with that name in Lithuania. Does anyone have any idea where that might be? Thank you!

WikiTree profile: Joseph Gestaut
in Genealogy Help by Shawn Ligocki G2G6 Mach 2 (21.4k points)
retagged by Maggie N.

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Best answer

Hello, Joseph. There is a town in Telsiai county, Lithuania called Luokė. Just a theory - people from that district, Lowlanders (Žemaičiai) would have pronounced it as "Loki". Luokė Video Tour and Map

by Adrija Jackson G2G2 (2.3k points)
selected by Shawn Ligocki
Thanks Adrija! After ordering Joseph's SS-5 application, I confirmed that he listed Luoke as his place of birth. This pronunciation advice helps explain the discrepancy!
I am glad I was able to help. Enjoy climbing your family tree. My ancestors on my mother's side are Lowlanders.   :)
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by Living Tardy G2G6 Pilot (733k points)
Thanks for the pointer! It looks like it's an abandoned village and there's not much information about it online. But it could be a start. How did you find this page?
I just googled Lokis Lithuania, and that was the closest thing I found.

Thanks for the star, Deb!  smiley

+1 vote
Lokys may be the correct version of Lokis -- this I don't know. Be aware, however, that the Gestautas name comes primarily from the Skaudvilė area.
Thanks! Can you explain a bit more. How do you know the name primarily comes from this area? Where can I find more about this name?

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