Re: Why Various Spellings of A Family Name #names

sharon yampell

I have numerous instances on my tree where there are various spellings of the family’s last name; including one where there at least a dozen different variations…  This actually can be helpful when you see first names in a family that all look like they could be your family even if the last name does not appear to the be the one you have been searching for.  I have found using the more unique  spellings to help me find the other unique spellings…if the first names, time periods, and locations seems right, don’t get hung up because the last name is not exactly how you THINK it should be…


Sharon F. Yampell

Voorhees, New Jersey


From: M Thatcher via
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Subject: Re: [] Why Various Spellings of A Family Name


My ancestors family name has so far been found to be spelt wrong De Fratis, Defrytis and so on this has made it very difficult to trace the family back to their origins in Europe.







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