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From: "Loudene Tollar" <>
Subject: Re: [Sc-Ir] Re: Re:Grandpa Walt
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 12:05:19 -0600
References: <200511231123.jANBNvu8021361@mail.rootsweb.com> <007301c5f055$cb6b4b20$b65c143f@ludiekt> <008701c5f0f8$27dd5720$dcc3e604@home3mssanfb2z> <00b101c5f118$352d2f70$0201a8c0@WLM> <00a201c5f376$c4d01970$6401a8c0@sholly> <008701c5f379$efb24fc0$0201a8c0@WLM>
I'm no expert but I've also seen references that during the Revolutionary
War residents often changed the spelling of their name for political reasons
to avoid punishments by the British and then would change the name back when
the regime changed.
Another reason for the change in spelling is due to persons not being
educated and others spelling a name as they perceived it to be. Kirk might
be spelled Kerk, Kirke, Curk as well as Quirk(e). I'm sure others just
"shortened" their names for whatever reason.