Here's a message that tells how the name BURGESSON was changed to BURGESS for a family in Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
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"Searching for William Burgess of Brockton, Massachusetts. William was born in Sweden....His brother Johan was September 18, 1831... Surteby-Kattunga, Alvsborg, Vastergotland, Sweden. William changed his name from Burgeson (Burjeson is the Swedish spelling) to Burgess in Massachusetts, because Burgeson was too hard for people to spell."