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"Otherwise" in a surname

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"Otherwise" in a surname

Posted: 5 Oct 2010 3:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
What does it mean when someone inserts "Otherwise" in their surname? For example: On St. Martins-in-the-Fields parish register for her marriage, a person stated her name as "Ann Littler, otherwise Watson". Signed her name thus. Register states that she was a Spinster. I've also seen this in Probate records, e.g. John Catchpole, otherwise John Catchpole Stanford.
Thanks, Dave
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oldlag_dts 5 Oct 2010 9:01PM GMT 
BelleRinger 6 Oct 2010 9:39AM GMT 
oldlag_dts 6 Oct 2010 8:46PM GMT 
BelleRinger 6 Oct 2010 9:47PM GMT 
BelleRinger 6 Oct 2010 9:48PM GMT 
oldlag_dts 6 Oct 2010 11:04PM GMT 
BelleRinger 7 Oct 2010 12:56PM GMT 
oldlag_dts 7 Oct 2010 3:42PM GMT 
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