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Birth registration names
« on: Monday 05 April 21 19:06 BST (UK) »
Just a quick question....if someones birth registration doesnt contain a middle name, but on a census there is an initial for a middle name, is that likely to be a transcription error?

The reason I ask, is Im doing a friends tree, and I was looking at a Walter Fowler, born 1895, birkenhead, cheshire.  On his GRO birth record mmn Roberts, there is no middle initial.  However, on the 1901 census, there is an initial J.  There are records for a walter J Fowler showing up as hints but there are also records for a Walter Fowler and Im trying to work out if the walter Im interested in married an Agnes Mulgrew and ended up going to the states or whether the walter Im interested in remained in the UK.

His parents are George Robert Fowler 1867-1937 and Sarah Agnes Roberts abt. 1869.

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Re: Birth registration names
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 April 21 19:32 BST (UK) »
New York arrival & passenger list Nov 1912 give his father as George and same address as 1911 census. He gives age 20, name Walter Fowler. No middle initial.

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Davies, Roderick - Myddfai Carms
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Re: Birth registration names
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 April 21 19:55 BST (UK) »
Extra names are often added later, I have quite a few who added extra names when older, or even changed middle names. Some babies are registered without names, as just male or female, names added later.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.


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Re: Birth registration names
« Reply #3 on: Monday 05 April 21 22:18 BST (UK) »
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Birth registration names
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 April 21 23:05 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much for this.  So do you know if this walter is different to the one who married Agnes Mulgrew?

A couple of Naturalisation records for Walter from Family Search

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPR1-S4RY

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QP5L-18N4

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Re: Birth registration names
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 April 21 23:06 BST (UK) »
Thanks for this, yes Im finding quite a few name changes or extra names, making it difficult to find records

Extra names are often added later, I have quite a few who added extra names when older, or even changed middle names. Some babies are registered without names, as just male or female, names added later.

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« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 April 21 23:07 BST (UK) »
Thanks for this confirmation :)

New York arrival & passenger list Nov 1912 give his father as George and same address as 1911 census. He gives age 20, name Walter Fowler. No middle initial.

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Re: Birth registration names
« Reply #7 on: Monday 05 April 21 23:19 BST (UK) »
Baptised as Walter

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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 07 April 21 22:05 BST (UK) »
Thanks for posting this, its been a great help.  :)

Baptised as Walter