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Re: AUNT JANE
Posted by: Kerry M. Armstrong Date: August 30, 2001 at 07:57:41
In Reply to: Re: AUNT JANE by Henry L. Tussy of 380

I am not at all certain why they droped the "e" from "Tussey". However, this is certainly not the first surname line that I have come across that letters have been droped, (i.e., Robinette = Robinett =Robnett, Prater = Prather, etc.)

Generally, I find that it traces back to an ancestor that could not write his own name and someone spelled/wrote his name for him. That person spelled it as it sounded.

In a few other cases, it appears that a child wished to disassociate himself from part of the family for some reason or other and changed the spelling.

Thanks for the picture.

Good Hunting,
Kerry


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