Author Topic: Mistranscription's / What's your oddest one's that's caused problems ?  (Read 185 times)

Offline Brickwall Demolisher

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 45
  • Age ?? / Possibly Extinct
    • View Profile
Mistranscription's / What's your oddest one's that's caused problems ?
« on: Wednesday 03 January 18 06:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
   Mistranscription - can be one hell of a holdup in your research. We all have
   them don't we? What's been your oddest / funniest ?
   The name which has given me most headaches is WENTZELL as follows, -
   NEUTZELL.   WEUTZELL   WENSELL
   WENTGELL.  WETZELL.    WETGELL
   WERTZELL.   MENTZEL.    WINSELL

    No doubt you will have experienced far worse?
    Regards J
 
Maycock LAMBETH 1700-1960's
Burcham NORFOLK ??/LAMBETH 1700 - 1960's
Wentzell CRIPPLEGATE/SOUTHWARK 1700-1960's
Sadler CAMBERWELL / LEWISHAM 1700 - 1960's
Elliott WALWORTH / 1700 -1960's
Lepine FRANCE/KENT/WALWORTH/1550's-1950's
Barnes DORSET / WALWORTH

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Online McGroger

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 902
  • Convicts, Commoners and Outlaws
    • View Profile
Re: Mistranscription's / What's your oddest one's that's caused problems ?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 10:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi, BD.
Good topic, but it was covered fairly recently, so don't be disheartened if you don't get a big response. ;)
Here's the link:
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=744631.0
Worth a read. Just think of it as yours with a more restrictive name. :D
Cheers, Peter.
Convicts: COSIER (1791); LEADBEATER (1791); SINGLETON (& PARKINSON) (1792); STROUD (1793); BARNES (aka SYDNEY) (1800); DAVIS (1804); CLARK (1806); TYLER (1810); COWEN (1818); ADAMS[ON] (1821); SMITH (1827); WHYBURN (1827); HARBORNE (1828).
Commoners: DOUGAN (1844); FORD (1849); JOHNSTON (1850); BEATTIE (& LONG) (1856); BRICKLEY (1883).
Outlaws: MCGREGOR (1883) & ass. clans, Glasgow, Glenquaich, Glenalmond and Glengyle.

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.