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Re: Anyone come across a whole family that change their Surname
« Reply #9 on: Friday 08 March 19 16:36 GMT (UK) »
An acquaintance of mine adopted a totally fictitious family name for herself & the children after the husband's business went bankrupt & they split up. Everyone knew about it as they didn't move away but the new name stuck.
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Re: Anyone come across a whole family that change their Surname
« Reply #10 on: Friday 08 March 19 16:56 GMT (UK) »

My Great Great Grandfather changed his name from Dulston to Warren in the 1870's, and all of his siblings followed suite.

I think it was because their Mother committed suicide and their Father was committed to a Lunatic Asylum!

Presumably none of them wanted to be associated with that name, - but it made them very tricky to research...

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Re: Anyone come across a whole family that change their Surname
« Reply #11 on: Friday 08 March 19 18:04 GMT (UK) »
Ok I had better explain the Levison family who are baptised with Levingstone etc are NOT the family that change from Lenehan to Levison when I went looking for a Ann Levison I went looking for a Levison family obviously not realising the name would in fact be Lehane or Lehan

Census 1871 Ormskirk, Lancashire, England

Andrew Lehan   Head   M   40   Ireland
Mary Lehan   Wife   F   36   Ireland
Mary Lehan   Daughter   F   13   Ormskirk, Lancashire
Catherine Lehan   Daughter   F   6   Ormskirk, Lancashire
Bridget Lehan   Daughter   F   3   Ormskirk, Lancashire
Anne Lehan   Daughter   F   0   Ormskirk, Lancashire

Census 1881 Court 1h Church St, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England

Andrew Lehane   Head   M   60   Mayo, Ireland
Mary Lehane   Wife   F   50   Mayo, Ireland
Catherine Lehane   Daughter   F   16   Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
Ann Lehane   Daughter   F   9   Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
Sarah Lehane   Daughter   F   7   Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
Bridget Lehane   Daughter   F   13   Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
Michael Lehane   Son   M   4   Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
Patrick Lehane   Boarder   M   41   Mayo, Ireland
John Gill   Boarder   M   22   Mayo, Ireland
Thos Kerrigan   Boarder   M   24   Mayo, Ireland

Census 1891 Preston New Road, Blackburn, Lancashire

Samuel Houlker   Head   M   69   Lancashire, England
Betty Houlker   Wife   F   67   Lancashire, England
Thomas Eastwood   Son In Law   M   30   Lancashire, England
Elizabeth Eastwood   Daughter   F   32   Lancashire, England
George E Eastwood   Grandson   M   9   Lancashire, England
Annie Levison   Servant   F   19   Lancashire, England

Census 1901 Adelaide Street, Blackburn, Lancashire

Annie Levison   Head   F   26   Ormskirk, Lancashire
Sarah Levison   Sister   F   23   Ormskirk, Lancashire
Mary Elizabeth Levison   Niece   F   13   Ormskirk, Lancashire
Annie Dargy   Visitor   F   20   Ireland
Mary Smithers   Visitor   F   25   Ireland
Kate Kavanagh   Visitor   F   33   Ireland

When Ann gets married

Census 1911 Blackburn, Lancashire, England

James Atherton   Head   M   45   Aughton, Lancashire
Annie Atherton   Wife   F   37   Ormskick, Lancashire
John Arnold Atherton   Son   M   14   Blackburn, Lancashire
James Francis Atherton   Son   M   12   Blackburn, Lancashire
Mary Atherton   Daughter   F   3   Blackburn, Lancashire
Hannah Atherton   Daughter   F   2   Blackburn, Lancashire
Mary Elizabeth Levison   Visitor   F   22   Ormskick, Lancashire

Andrew was born in 1831.

Andrews date of Birth fluctuates between 1821 and 1837

Married 1856

HARDEN   Mary
LEIGHEN   Andrew
Ormskirk Register Office or Registrar Attended   Preston   RM/4/196

Children

1857 LEAGHAN   Mary   HORAN   Ormskirk   Preston   OK/9/67
1865 Catherine - No valid Birth Register Entry found
1868 LANE   Bridget   HAREN   Ormskirk   Preston   OK/14/54
1871 LEIGH   Ann   ARDEN   Ormskirk   Preston   OK/15/73
1875 LEHAN   Sarah   HAREN   Ormskirk   Preston   OK/17/2
1877 LEHANE   Michael   HAREN   Ormskirk   Preston   OK/18/52

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Re: Anyone come across a whole family that change their Surname
« Reply #12 on: Friday 08 March 19 18:06 GMT (UK) »
Sarah the Sister of Ann / Annie

Census 1891 King Street, Blackburn< Lancashire

Allen Wearing   Head   M   50   Cartmel, Lancashire, England
Elizabeth Wearing   Wife   F   39   Lancashire, England
Mary C Wearing   Daughter   F   1   Lancashire, England
Amelia Pearson   Servant   F   22   Whitby, Yorkshire, England
Sarah Levison   Servant   F   16   Lancashire, England
Census 1901 Adelaide Street, Blackburn, Lancashire

Annie Levison   Head   F   26   Ormskirk, Lancashire
Sarah Levison   Sister   F   23   Ormskirk, Lancashire
Mary Elizabeth Levison   Niece   F   13   Ormskirk, Lancashire
Annie Dargy   Visitor   F   20   Ireland
Mary Smithers   Visitor   F   25   Ireland
Kate Kavanagh   Visitor   F   33   Ireland
Census 1911 Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Mary Ann Marsh   Head   F   68   Skipton Nr Craven, Yorkshire
Sarah Levison   Boarder   F   32   Armskirk, Lancashire
Florence Emily Marsh   Daughter   F   28   Burnley, Lancashire
Sarah Ann Carntley   Boarder   F   26   St Helens, Lancashire
Margaret Ellen Carntley   Boarder   F   20   Blackburn, Lancashire
Ashton Lancashire
Eccles Lancashire
Fletcher Lancashire
Harwood Church/Darwen
Jackson Staffordhire/Worcestershire
Jenkinson Cockerham
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Mercer Lancashire/Yorkshire
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Re: Anyone come across a whole family that change their Surname
« Reply #13 on: Friday 08 March 19 18:09 GMT (UK) »
Michael Benedict Lehane now Levison

Michael was born in 1877.

Military Service using Benedict Levison 1897 and 1916

Married 1904

LEVISON   Michael Benedict
HEARNE   Elizabeth
Blackburn Register Office or Registrar Attended   Blackburn   RM/155/178
Name   Michael B Levison
Event Type   Death
Registration Quarter   Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration Year   1919
Registration District   Blackburn
County   Lancashire
Event Place   Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Age   39
Birth Year (Estimated)   1880
Volume   8E
Page   729
Affiliate Line Number   22

Ashton Lancashire
Eccles Lancashire
Fletcher Lancashire
Harwood Church/Darwen
Jackson Staffordhire/Worcestershire
Jenkinson Cockerham
Marsden Hoghton Lancashire
Mercer Lancashire/Yorkshire
Pye Wyresdale
Singleton Lancashire
Swarbrick  Longridge
Watt Scotland/Lancashire

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Re: Anyone come across a whole family that change their Surname
« Reply #14 on: Friday 08 March 19 18:15 GMT (UK) »
1865 Catherine - No valid Birth Register Entry found

Is a sticking point I've tried all variations I can think of, even using the maiden name instead of the married name but unable to find i will keep searching but its difficult with the amount of variations used!

Ashton Lancashire
Eccles Lancashire
Fletcher Lancashire
Harwood Church/Darwen
Jackson Staffordhire/Worcestershire
Jenkinson Cockerham
Marsden Hoghton Lancashire
Mercer Lancashire/Yorkshire
Pye Wyresdale
Singleton Lancashire
Swarbrick  Longridge
Watt Scotland/Lancashire

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Re: Anyone come across a whole family that change their Surname
« Reply #15 on: Friday 08 March 19 18:17 GMT (UK) »
Oh that’s ok then - quite a few similarities and an odd change name but thankfully you seem to have it sorted.

Perhaps the two families were related somehow.
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Re: Anyone come across a whole family that change their Surname
« Reply #16 on: Friday 08 March 19 18:23 GMT (UK) »
I actually do wonder if something happened with Bridget she died in 1883

Bridget was born in 1868. She passed away in 1883.


Name   Bridget Lehane
Event Type   Death
Registration Quarter   Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration Year   1883
Registration District   Ormskirk
County   Lancashire
Event Place   Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
Age   13
Birth Year (Estimated)   1870
Volume   8B
Page   548
Affiliate Line Number   340

that's when the family appeared to change from Lehane / Lehan to Levison

And we had a whole famiiy called Smellie that changed the name to Smilie so suppose its not totally uncommon just couldn't see why Lehan / Lehane would become Levison   
Ashton Lancashire
Eccles Lancashire
Fletcher Lancashire
Harwood Church/Darwen
Jackson Staffordhire/Worcestershire
Jenkinson Cockerham
Marsden Hoghton Lancashire
Mercer Lancashire/Yorkshire
Pye Wyresdale
Singleton Lancashire
Swarbrick  Longridge
Watt Scotland/Lancashire

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Re: Anyone come across a whole family that change their Surname
« Reply #17 on: Friday 08 March 19 18:31 GMT (UK) »
And Heywood thanks for the Levingstone Births etc I will be using them but a completely different Family So I need to create new profiles! Hence why I haven't removed them at the moment! A saying comes to mind Oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive!
Ashton Lancashire
Eccles Lancashire
Fletcher Lancashire
Harwood Church/Darwen
Jackson Staffordhire/Worcestershire
Jenkinson Cockerham
Marsden Hoghton Lancashire
Mercer Lancashire/Yorkshire
Pye Wyresdale
Singleton Lancashire
Swarbrick  Longridge
Watt Scotland/Lancashire