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Genealogy Q&A: Surnames

My ancestor changed the spelling of his name. What should I do? Which surname spelling is correct? Why is my surname misspelled? Follow the biology, or the surname? Why are some surnames so popular? Related Reads A: Such spelling changes—deliberate or accidental—were common in the 1800s, when the spelling of names was much less consistent than today. (In my own family, lore has it that an ancestor…

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Source: Family Tree Magazine.com

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