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Please help with Surname!
« on: Sunday 13 June 21 04:44 BST (UK) »
Hi,
can anyone decode this surname? it is on my grandmother and grandfather's death certificates from 1951 in Scotland.
I have tried googling everything!

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« Reply #1 on: Sunday 13 June 21 12:16 BST (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat

Where in Scotland did these deaths take place.  I think it could be Berrie with just a wide sweep from the 2nd r to the i
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« Reply #2 on: Sunday 13 June 21 13:17 BST (UK) »
The surname Benjie comes up on a search

ps - and there are some Helen Benjie in Scotland  showing on Ancestry searches

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« Reply #3 on: Sunday 13 June 21 13:20 BST (UK) »
Just looked some more - it could also be Benzie(s)
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« Reply #4 on: Sunday 13 June 21 13:25 BST (UK) »
There are quite a few deaths on Scotlands People  of Helen Benzie in the period 1950-1999, particularly in the NE of Scotland

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 15 June 21 10:29 BST (UK) »
thank you, I think that you may be onto something with the Benzie! I had forgotten about "z" in cursive!

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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 15 June 21 12:53 BST (UK) »
I was taught to write the lower case z as a cursive.

I don't now though  ;D
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Re: Please help with Surname!
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 19 June 21 01:25 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much, after doing a bit more research it is indeed Helen Benzie! I have found her on Ancestry.com, now to find her relatives..