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From: "John Hartley" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Surname Suggestions?
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 05:37:18 +1000
Tony try Blindell or Blindel , Blimdel or Blimdell.
For lots more try FreeBMD <Search> <Advanced Facility> <Names>
This works with a database of every Surname or Forename ever used in BMD
from 1837 to c1930 so these are same names which cause transcription
problems in all similar databases. I use it once a week to successfully
assist with censuses (though I am also a FreeBMD transcriber). Of course
many transcribers of censuses were people in India where English was their
second language and were not really good transcribers in English and they
invented even weirder names of people and places.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Pottrell" <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 1:36 AM
Subject: [Ess] Surname Suggestions?
> Hi all,
> Wondered if someone could suggest a possible surname for me.
> In the Chrishall PR's it lists a marriage between Henry Pottrell (my 6x
> Gt Grandfather) and Elizabeth Blixdell in 1749. I believe that
> Elizabeth was born in Chrishall in 1728 and passed away in October of
> 1806 in Chrishall.
> I can find no trace of that surname anywhere else and I can't think of a
> more common variant. I've tried Blicksdell and Blixdle but no joy.
> Any suggestions? :)
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