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Re: Correct pronunciation of Cheney
Posted by: Jackson Day (ID *****7357) Date: July 03, 2008 at 04:21:42
In Reply to: Re: Correct pronunciation of Cheney by Patricia Cheney Karl of 1923

I suspect pronounciation may be a way of distinguishing family groups.

Could it be that Cheneys descended from New England Cheney ancestors tend to pronounce it "chee-knee", while those descended from Maryland Cheney ancestors would pronounce it "chay-knee"?

I ran into this with my Beall ancestors. In our family we always pronounced it "beel", but the major Beall family in Maryland pronounce it "bell". Subsequently, Y-DNA testing has demonstrated that the two groups of Bealls, though giving their children similar names and living contiguously, are simply not related to each other.

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