Re: How to make sense of two death records that don't make sense to me #germany

Nicole Heymans

I agree with Eva Lawrence's view. In my own search for my maternal grandmother's ancestors, I have run into several instances of families A and B with the same family name, same father's given name and several A siblings with the same given names as in family B. If other details don't fit the simple explanation is that the fathers (or, in this case, namesakes) are two different people.
Occupations often ran in families, so finding two individuals with the same name and the same profession suggests they might well have been cousins.

Nicole Heymans, near Brussels, Belgium

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