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Re: Hiscocks in Somerset

Posted: 21 Sep 2004 1:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Mar 2006 5:42AM GMT
Surnames: Hiscocks
Hello there,
Re HISCOCKS name,you will find the HISCOCKS name in the Frome ( Pronounced Froome,local dialect) area of Wiltshire.You will find the name changes from HISCOCKS HISCOX HISCOCK HISCOE and many more different spellings,the reason being that folk in those days could not read or write.When asked their name by a census auditor or anyone in authority he would write it down as it sounded.The people could not dispute the spelling because they could not read.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Richard_Colli... 24 Jul 2001 9:48AM GMT 
karenhiscocks... 7 Sep 2002 10:15PM GMT 
RonaldHiscock... 21 Sep 2004 7:42PM GMT 
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