Yes and we know the name of the person from whom we derive it. I am 1/32 Swiss from the Remmick branch of my Family Tree. Timothy Remmick was at the Battle of Bunker Hill with Phinney’s 8th Kittery ME. Do you know what that counts for on an application? Absolutely nothing, unless I want to join a Minuteman re-enacted group.
Ever read this; http://books.google.com/books?id=vIkMAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA379&lpg=PA379&dq=%22timothy+remmick%22&source=bl&ots=IiMxD0PEz4&sig=vfZaskWJrYtIfH5H2AkvJw6RYD8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=gPmfT9WnLoLe2AXy1rWxAg&ved=0CCMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22timothy%20remmick%22&f=false ?
GOOGLE tells me I"ve looked up this Remmick guy before.
Everything counts or you wouldn’t be here.