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A warning for all researching the AYRIS name

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A warning for all researching the AYRIS name

Posted: 31 Mar 2006 3:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ayris (Ayres), Papworth, Skinner
I have discovered in my researches that the AYRIS name is often mispelt. this is owing to the fact that most working class people of the 19th century and earlier couldnt read or write, therefore, their names were often transcribed by other people who just wrote down the nearest spelling they thought would be right. Also not being able to read and write meant they couldnt spell either, so they had no way of making sure their name was spelt correctly.. So in researching AYRIS, look for AYRES, AYRISS or any other near name. On the census records in Ancestry.com you will also find that its a good idea to view the scanned image of the original page. One of my relations Thomas Papworth was transcribed from the original as the daughter-in-law of my Ayris ancestor, its very indistinct, but going by his age and name he would have been the brother-in-law.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
KIRICKETTS48 31 Mar 2006 10:16AM GMT 
EmmaLudlow71 16 Oct 2007 1:49PM GMT 
KIRICKETTS48 17 Oct 2007 10:25AM GMT 
primeinstall 28 Feb 2010 10:39PM GMT 
primeinstall 28 Feb 2010 10:49PM GMT 
mileend53 18 Oct 2008 9:59AM GMT 
KimRicketts43 22 Nov 2008 4:43AM GMT 
Dido_Clark 20 Apr 2009 4:43AM GMT 
barbaragraham... 7 Apr 2009 3:22PM GMT 
Elizabeth_Fed... 29 Apr 2010 5:02AM GMT 
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