I've divided my surnames by the four main branches of my family tree. From what I already know the Eppersons and the Eldridges have been in the United States since at least the 18th century and lived primarily in Virginia and Tennessee. I have not officially taken any of these branches across the Atlantic, but I am presuming that most came from the British Isles. The Nordstroms came to America from Sweden and Norway before the First World War. The Hoods arrived from Scotland in 1924.