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Re: THE NAME TOTHEROW
Posted by: Margie Gard Gray Date: February 12, 2002 at 21:03:11
In Reply to: THE NAME TOTHEROW by Elizabeth G. Totherow of 113

In the early days county recorders spelled names the way they sounded. Different folk seemed to hear differently. Also a lisp, stutter or accent could also make a difference. I've counted about 53 different spellings which includes the ones that start with a D rather than a T. I myself descend from John Dettero/Totherow/Tetherow of Gastonia NC area and his wife Mary Hoffman, via their son Michael a& his wife Barbara Shrum/Schramm/Schram. Some of Joh's family used Totherow. Sincerely, Margie


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