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Re: LYMAN /LYNAM - the same?
Posted by: Laurie A. Thornton Date: December 22, 1999 at 07:27:28
In Reply to: Re: LYMAN /LYNAM - the same? by Richard Lyman of 1041

The name game - what an enigma!!!

LYMAN has had several spelling variations over the centuries, however it has kept basically the same 'm' in all of them, ie:
Lyman (as we know it)
It is originally French in origin and the first use of this ancestral name was 'Lionman',The Frecnh spelling escapes me at the moment.In otherwords- it means as it states. It has since, from family misfortune and name sullying been changed numerous times to the form we have today.


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