Gophering for British Surname Origins

Although similar resources can be had for surnames for other places, in this post we are concentrating on British origins. Doesn’t really matter what side of the Atlantic you are on, some time or other you will face families that left no bread crumbs as to where they hark from. If you are lucky the […]

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This is a blog post with examples of name changes from the simple to the dramatic. Let’s begin with the simple. SIMPLE SPELLING CHANGES Simple name changes often begin with a simple spelling error. There is usually nothing nefarious about them. The person speaks their name and it is recorded as the person heard it. […]

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