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BELAND to BELLANGER name change

BELAND to BELLANGER name change

Posted: 9 Feb 2013 10:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Beland, Bellanger
Hi,

My grandfather was named Ovila Beland when he was born. For some reason he changed his name to John Bellanger. Family stories indicate he hated his father and didn't want his last name anymore.

My mother recently told me that my grandmother (his wife) told her that Grampa LEGALLY changed his name shortly AFTER they were married - sometime around 1928. They lived in Massachusetts in the county of Hampden.

WHERE might I find this documentation, if he in fact did do this legally?

Thank you for any help you can give me.

Donna

Re: BELAND to BELLANGER name change

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 2:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Olivia,

Try the Probate and Family Court records in Hampden County.

Rel@ively,
Patrice

Re: BELAND to BELLANGER name change

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 2:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
Donna,

Sorry, I don't know where Olivia came from...

I just have to slow down. ;-)

Rel@ively,
Patrice

Re: BELAND to BELLANGER name change

Posted: 12 Feb 2013 4:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Beland Bellanger
Ha ha! Patrice, that made me laugh out loud!

Thank you for your response, I appreciate it. I will check with Hampden Co. family court records.

Donna
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