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Re: Tracing Clave Genealogy 1842 Wigtown
Posted by: Ronald Clive Date: September 13, 2001 at 19:48:56
In Reply to: Re: Tracing Clave Genealogy 1842 Wigtown by Shelley Prelusky of 35

Dear Shelley,
I have some information on the different variations of the name Clave,Clave,Clive,M'Clive and Cleave all appear in records probably variant spellings of the same name. M'Clive /McClive and Clave appear in various parishes around Kirkcudbright, and as you know, Clave and Clive appear in Wigtownshire. All very disconcerting because they added Mac/Mc/M' or dropped them at willa and none too fussy about spelling before 1900-i.e parish clerks and registrars wrote down what they thought they heard when registering birth, marriages, etc.and some people had strong accents or didnt speak very clearly. Today surnames have become more fixed.This came to me curtesy of the Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society.
Hope you can use this information or find it interesting.
Ronald


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