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From Carroll to Carrell?

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Re: From Carroll to Carrell?

Posted: 19 Oct 2007 9:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
There's one thing that no one in this conversation has considered. That was the fact that most of the time the names you are examining for the spelling were seldom written by the person themselves. If you have an exact signature from a will, etc. you can consider that as being the way they learned to spell the surname BUT if the one you're looking at was written by someone else....like a census taker...the exact spelling could be questionable. All surnames have alternative spellings. For example my maternal Hembree surname has 10 or 11 different spellings. The Rev. War Pension apps has two on those...Emory-Hembree. I've often told that the name has so many different spellings because it depended on how much terbaccy pap had in his jaw when the census taker came around.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Jonathon Carr... 3 Mar 2014 4:16AM GMT 
ed_carrell 19 Oct 2007 2:27AM GMT 
geneobugkk3 19 Oct 2007 2:38AM GMT 
geneobugkk3 19 Oct 2007 2:18PM GMT 
geneobugkk3 19 Oct 2007 3:35PM GMT 
Joyce_Reece 19 Oct 2007 3:40PM GMT 
jgwheat10 19 Oct 2007 5:29PM GMT 
southard 19 Oct 2007 7:25PM GMT 
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