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Spelling, my thoughts on the subject

Thought I would mention this as I have found some instances where folks say the spelling of surnames and place names are not correct and can't be their ancestor. But when you go back in time and folk learnt to write they all wrote the words phonetically, i, e, o and y can all be transposed. Gibbins, Gibbons, Gybbons, Gebbens. etc. So keep an open mind and think about the local dialect, the speaker may have a cold, or a lisp!! In old wills and documents you will often find the same name with a… Continue

Added by Christine Gibbins on July 26, 2009 at 1:42am — 1 Comment

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