Starting Sept. 30, 2014, Genealogy.com will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
 
Learn more


Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Yearwood Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: Early English Yearwoods
Posted by: Bob Yarwood Date: December 12, 1999 at 15:39:15
In Reply to: Re: Early English Yearwoods by W. D. Floyd of 519

In thousands of records I have found a very high degree of consistency in UK in spelling the name with an initial Y. I have met the odd exception, and provided there is sufficient other information to identify the individual, I would not let interchangeability worry me though of course index searching is more awkward. As the name was frequently written down by a second party hearing the spoken version, it is perhaps not surprising that such differences should exist. Can it be the case that US pronunciation in the particular areas concerned is more likely to have given rise to the high proportion of Earwoods???


Followups:

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

http://genforum.genealogy.com/yearwood/messages/72.html
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Agreement of Use
Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network