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Naperville, Illinois

Naperville, IL  ANCESTRY & FAMILY HISTORY
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Bird's-eye view of Naperville, IL, 1869.

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Naperville is in DuPage County. The county seat is Wheaton.

The community straddles DuPage and Will counties

Major ancestry groups reported by Naperville residents include:

· German - 21%
· Irish - 14%
· Polish - 8%
· Italian - 8%
· English - 8%
· Asian Indian - 4%
· Chinese, except Taiwanese - 3%
· Black or African American - 3%
· Swedish - 3%
· French (except Basque) - 2%
· Mexican - 2%
· Norwegian - 2%
· Dutch - 2%
· Czech - 2%
· Scottish - 1%
· Scotch-Irish - 1%
· Greek - 1%
· Korean - 1%
· Russian - 1%
· Danish - 1%
· Lithuanian - 1%
· Filipino - 1%
· Hungarian - 1%
· Arab - 1%
· European - 1%
· Welsh - 1%
· Czechoslovakian - 1%

Former names for Naperville include:
· Fort Naper
· Naper Settlement

For more detail about place names in the Naperville area, consult Illinois Place Names, Illinois State Historical Society
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