Re: surname CASE in genealogical discussions
- From: eve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 17:37:39 -0000
of them with the initial
And what about ffoulkes?
FreeBMD has umpteen entries for the name spelt with a double-f, all
My feeling is that families who still use two little ffs to spell their name
came to education late in life, and perhaps did minor digging back into
records and found the single capital letter written with a doubled lower
case letter, tilted one into the other..
I have never met any Wilson or Waters or Woodward who spells his
name vuilson, vuaters, vuoodward (etc though this is the way a 'double U'
was written once.
I gather Sir John French thought the spelling was common and
persuaded his family to adopt am ffrench spelling/.
Make that very pretentious.
Author of The McLaughlin Guides for Family Historians
Secretary, Bucks Genealogical Society