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Offline Leigh1

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Change of name - twice! Why ???
« on: Monday 01 January 18 17:03 GMT (UK) »
My g/g/grandfather seems to have changed his name twice between censuses.
 
1891 George Henry Davenport, Cirencester, Registrar
1901 Albert G Bromley, Swindon, House Painter
1911 Victor George Bromley, Swindon, House Decorator

The date/place of birth is consistent, as is the spouse and all the children, although they also become Bromley.  I have found details of death, reverting to original name of G H Davenport.

Due to the change in profession, I am wondering if there was something untoward that led to a name change being necessary.  Would it have been common practice to change a family's name?  I guess at a push Albert to Victor could be poor recording on the census.

Any ideas?  Thanks

Crumbie (Crumby/Crombie/Cromie) - Wilts, London, Northumberland, Fife
Stark & Cammann - Middxnt
Davenport, Bromley - Wilts, Glous
Traynor - Ireland, Hull, Kent
Taylor - Kent
Blaskiewicz / Blaszkiewicz - Radom, Poland
Drews - Gdansk (Danzig), Poland

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Re: Change of name - twice! Why ???
« Reply #1 on: Monday 01 January 18 17:20 GMT (UK) »
He was still registering the childrens births as Davenport
DAVENPORT, EVELYN  MARY     mmn LAMBERT     
1898  Dec Quarter in HIGHWORTH  Volume 05A  Page 29

DAVENPORT, HORACE       mmn LAMBERT     
1896  Dec Quarter in HIGHWORTH  Volume 05A  Page 13
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Re: Change of name - twice! Why ???
« Reply #2 on: Monday 01 January 18 17:35 GMT (UK) »
Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard 09 December 1893
Short article states he was removed from office as registrar - no reason given
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Re: Change of name - twice! Why ???
« Reply #3 on: Monday 01 January 18 18:02 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much Rosie - looks like that could be the reason for the name change then.  Now I'm curious as to the reason!
Crumbie (Crumby/Crombie/Cromie) - Wilts, London, Northumberland, Fife
Stark & Cammann - Middxnt
Davenport, Bromley - Wilts, Glous
Traynor - Ireland, Hull, Kent
Taylor - Kent
Blaskiewicz / Blaszkiewicz - Radom, Poland
Drews - Gdansk (Danzig), Poland

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Re: Change of name - twice! Why ???
« Reply #4 on: Monday 01 January 18 18:10 GMT (UK) »
Gloucestershire Chronicle 02 December 1893 also has a notice to the same effect by order of the Chief Clerk at the GRO, Somerset House.

It must have been something bad to be dismissed.  :-\
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Re: Change of name - twice! Why ???
« Reply #5 on: Monday 01 January 18 18:23 GMT (UK) »
Curiouser and curiouser.  I'll contact the office to see if they have any archive info.  Thanks again :)
Crumbie (Crumby/Crombie/Cromie) - Wilts, London, Northumberland, Fife
Stark & Cammann - Middxnt
Davenport, Bromley - Wilts, Glous
Traynor - Ireland, Hull, Kent
Taylor - Kent
Blaskiewicz / Blaszkiewicz - Radom, Poland
Drews - Gdansk (Danzig), Poland