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From: "D. O'" <>
Subject: [Q-R] OT - Surnames and some unique spelling
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 23:14:56 +0000
>From time to time we find that an ancestors name hasn't been recorded as we expect it to be. We also understand that if a person was not able to spell their name, had an accent or the enumerator didn't hear very well, a person's surname could take on some variations .... to say nothing of a French surname being translated into English.
To view some curious and amusing ones, and maybe find a few you recognize, go to www.familysearch.org and select the USA 1880 Census for Clinton Co., NY and only enter the first name "Amelia".. or any first name.
I saw some beauties:
Shortsleves for Courtmanche was my favourite, then there is Wallet for Ouellet and I wonder if Gigger was meant to be Giguere?
Have fun folks!
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