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Re: Extinct surnames
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 13:50 GMT (UK) »
Around 1820 Codham variants almost disappear, and Coltham becomes the norm. It is a very local name - I think they all got together and changed it!

If the family lived in a parish for maybe several generations it seems possible to me that the rector or vicar was responsible.  I have worked through registers where the same man was in charge for over 50 years, so he would have settled on his own preferred spelling for families he knew well - probably several strains of them.  In the Victorian period, when more of them had to write their names, that would be the version they probably used.
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« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 14:13 GMT (UK) »
You don't hear of many Hitlers, these days.
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Re: Extinct surnames
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 15:09 GMT (UK) »
You don't hear of many Hitlers, these days.
I believe Hitler's nephew gave his son the middle name Adolf. I think they moved to America. Wasn't his sister in law from Ireland?

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Re: Extinct surnames
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 15:24 GMT (UK) »
1911 births is the last year the Hitler name was registered in England/Wales for a living person. Postems are included to give relationship to the Austrian one. Free BMD.

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Re: Extinct surnames
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 17:40 GMT (UK) »
You don't hear of many Hitlers, these days.

It wasn't just the Hitlers.  Many German families who had settled in England before WW1 found it useful to Anglicise their surnames then.  A school friend's mother had been a Carr, converted from Karle, I believe.  And there were many others.
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« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 17:58 GMT (UK) »
You don't hear of many Hitlers, these days.

It wasn't just the Hitlers.  Many German families who had settled in England before WW1 found it useful to Anglicise their surnames then.  A school friend's mother had been a Carr, converted from Karle, I believe.  And there were many others.

Including the Battenburgs and the Saxe-Coburg Gothas. Whatever happened to them?
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« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 18:08 GMT (UK) »
Including the Battenburgs and the Saxe-Coburg Gothas. Whatever happened to them?

Well yes, but as those were titles I think that is a bit different.  And they were rather noticeable, weren't they?
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