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Offline Paul B

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Youds in Cheshire.
« on: Thursday 23 November 06 18:24 GMT (UK) »
Just a question on how other people are handling the way that a surname changes as you go back in time.

The modern spelling of the family surname that I am researching is Youd.  However as you get back into the early 1800's and into the 1700's the name changes from Youd to Youde to Yewd or even Yould.

I am using Family Historian as a way storing all of the infromation I have gathered, and this copes with the idea that a person can have different names.  With the idea that one is the primary name.

What do others do on here?  As I am collecting more of the Youds around North Cheshire, this is becoming more of a problem as the number increases.

Any idea's on how to cope with the changing name.

Plus if anyone wants to add to my collection, then that would be great, as the name is not that common and I would love to join them all up. What I have already is meaning this is turning into a bit of a one name study.

Paul
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Re: Youds in Cheshire.
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 25 November 06 10:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi Paul,

We are in touch directly off list about our YOUD families but thought I would respond to this. 

I tend to use the first reference as the primary surname.  The earliest record I have is for George YEWD who married Sarah LARGE in 1744 who were probably the parents of my 3 x ggrandfather Abraham.  Abraham's will uses YOUD and YOUDE to refer to his own children!!  However they often couldn't read or write so the surname is how the vicar or solicitor's clerk spelt the name.  I haven't always used this consistently in my own data as you tend to learn as you go along!!

On another of my lines the vicar of the church changed and so did the spelling of the surname of their children.

I also use the name variant tag and the source to indicate variations of the surname.

Hope this helps,

Jean

PS I use an old version of The Master Genealogist.
PPS Latest YOUD tree is on a link from my website in my profile
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CHS: Barber(Tabley) Barlow(Antrobus) Blackshaw(Lymm, Mobberley) Blease/Done/Moore(G Bud) Owen(Netherton, Tabley) Spragg/Witter(Goostrey) Youd(Frodsham) Pennell Bankes Birchall Beckett
DBY: Higginbottom(Mellor)
HRT: Gurney
HRT/BED/ESS: Verney (Markyate St)
LAN: Davenport(Bolton) Schofield/Gurney(Oldham) Lord(Heap) Quinn(Manchester) Sutcliffe(Rossendale)
NTH: Tubb/Johnson(Hellidon)Brown(Kettering)
YKS: Scott(Clapham)


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Re: Youds in Cheshire.
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 25 November 06 11:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi Paul

I have a cornish name with many spelling variations - I have chosen to use just 3 - the earliest version - a 1700/1800 version & the current spelling. I use FTM and include the spelling from the parish record/civil registration in the notes against each individual.

The civil registration of my grandmother's birth bears only a vague resemblance to the more recent spelling of the name (it starts with the same letter), but my grandmother used the same spelling as her siblings all her life, so I see no point in recording the registrar's attempt of interpreting her father's cornish accent - apart from as a note for future researchers. It took some determination to find that record! Her given name didn't even manage to start with the usual letter for the name.

Trish


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Re: Youds in Cheshire.
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 03 December 06 12:04 GMT (UK) »
sergeant frederick youd
13 battalion,manchester regiment
5162
volunteered sept 1914,age 31
landed in france in april 1915
fought at ypres.
wounded in the battle of festubert
in october he sailed for salonika and fought on the dioran and vardar fronts and in the batlles of struma and monastir
returned to england in january 1919
demobbed in february 1919
awarded 1914-15 star,war medal and victory medal
lived at 16 juno st,ancoats,manchester.
mack
military history,mainly ww1,manchester pals battalions,tyneside irish +tyneside scottish brigades,leeds,liverpool,accrington,birmingham,hull,barnsley,swansea and salford pals.

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Re: Youds in Cheshire.
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 03 December 06 17:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi Mack,

Thanks for the post, he could possibly be one of mine, I have a Fred around that age born at High Legh, Cheshire son of William and Fanny - the family were living in Urmston by the time of the 1901 census.

I'll make a note for future reference....

Jean
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

CHS: Barber(Tabley) Barlow(Antrobus) Blackshaw(Lymm, Mobberley) Blease/Done/Moore(G Bud) Owen(Netherton, Tabley) Spragg/Witter(Goostrey) Youd(Frodsham) Pennell Bankes Birchall Beckett
DBY: Higginbottom(Mellor)
HRT: Gurney
HRT/BED/ESS: Verney (Markyate St)
LAN: Davenport(Bolton) Schofield/Gurney(Oldham) Lord(Heap) Quinn(Manchester) Sutcliffe(Rossendale)
NTH: Tubb/Johnson(Hellidon)Brown(Kettering)
YKS: Scott(Clapham)