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Re: Casey/Tasey/Tessier-Canada/New York
Posted by: Jerry Lesperance Date: June 17, 1999 at 16:02:55
In Reply to: Re: Casey/Tasey/Tessier-Canada/New York by Reg Cascanette of 1317

Aloha Reg,
I agree with all you said and I would like to add that the French-Canadians who emigrated to the U.S. in the 19th century often weren't able to read or write and probably did not know much spoken English. It was not unusual for the U.S. border officials to write down what they heard. For instance, my mother-in-law's ancestor was Goulet but that got changed to "Gooler" at the border so that is what they were known as in the U.S. Best, Jerry

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