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Re: Surname confusion
« Reply #9 on: Friday 27 December 19 15:11 GMT (UK) »
Usually wildcards work better, yes, because the more obscure name variations depend on someone having found them and persuaded SP to add them to the list of known variations. I have no idea why this search wouldn't work. Next time I am in the SP centre I'll try to replicate it and if it still misbehaves I'll demonstrate it to them.

I raised a similar issue with ScotlandsPeople a few weeks ago and was told "There is currently a known issue when searching using name variants with second names." My example was not a name variant but was, as you have used, asterisks in place of no, one or more letters. There is a note on the ScotlandsPeople website

I have just replicated my search and there is definitely still an issue with use of wildcards, and variants.