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Re: Buchman/Buckman both the same family
Posted by: Ruth Date: April 07, 2001 at 11:55:31
In Reply to: Buchman/Buckman both the same family by Jack Buchman of 329

It may have been Benjamin Franklin who said that only a limited mind would imagine one spelling for a word.
With this in mind, I relate the story of the Buckman family from England; these were Quaker Buckmans. Throughout all records I find their name spelled the same: BUCKMAN
Until the nineteenth century when in one census, the family name is spelled Buchman. Wondering why, after mor ethan 200 years the family name would change spelling, I checked the name of the census enumerator. Hofstadter. Hence the different spelling.
Ruth


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