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  • Maureen Surman
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    Roy, We have a number of variations of the surname, hence we use S*rm*n. (SERMAN through to SURMON). The spelling of a surname can change through the years as some ancestors were illiterate, and/or maybe a way of pronouncing a name, and it was left to the 'scribe' to write how he thought the name was spelt. We have a good example where a family of around 10 children were all baptised at the same Church but there are several variations on the spelling.

    Maureen
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    SIRMON PROJECT (Had to register just one variant)

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  • Jim Denning
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    Originally posted by Jim Denning
    Lets forget the fact that all names didnt start in one time slot and space and cover everyone


    what we have here is a tree
    this tree grew for xxxxx years with out names just sons of
    then names came and for whatever reasons branches in the tree took names. kind of like splicing in branches . the gardener was quite adept at splicing you may have a elm trunk but the branches are oak maple and spruce. not to be out done the gardiner did apple cherry even orange.

    you may not like it it may seem alittle unseemly but he did alot of these strange conglomerants. when pushed for a name one he names denning another whitney and yet another hunt. in time as this treee grew all the splices took some became more prosperous then others but they all added character and special qualities unexpeced in the beginning

    many found different quallities in the same trees did better in different suroundings in northern climate s the elm maple and apples did well. in southern areas oranges cherries flourished


    xxxx amount of years latter the seeds are the same no matter where. the tree grows and changes but the base qualities inserted by the gardiner remain. like all things it adapt and reacts but its still the whitney tree

    we can only sit back and admire it and its survivability

    The use of DNA is to establish which branch you are on what part of the tree

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  • Jim Denning
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    Originally posted by whitkeen
    Roy:
    We have one person in our Whitney family surname project who not only does not carry the Whitney surname, but is the product of two name changes and adoptions. I did ask him in some detail why he thought he was a Whitney, and he was able to satisfy me that he probably is a Whitney by direct male line descent so he is in. Ordinarily I wouldn't care, but if he wasn't a Whitney at all, his results would skew the project, and we have enough different lines as it is, just limiting to Whitney surnames. We are waiting for his results right now.
    Whitney Keen
    Whitney Surname Project
    Lets forget the fact that all names didnt start in one time slot and space and cover everyone


    what we have here is a tree
    this tree grew for xxxxx years with out names just sons of
    then names came and for whatever reasons branches in the tree took names. kind of like splicing in branches . the gardener was quite adept at splicing you may have a elm trunk but the branches are oak maple and spruce. not to be out done the gardiner did apple cherry even orange.

    you may not like it it may seem alittle unseemly but he did alot of these strange conglomerants. when pushed for a name one he names denning another whitney and yet another hunt. in time as this treee grew all the splices took some became more prosperous then others but they all added character and special qualities unexpeced in the beginning

    many found different quallities in the same trees did better in different suroundings in northern climate s the elm maple and apples did well. in southern areas oranges cherries flourished


    xxxx amount of years latter the seeds are the same no matter where. the tree grows and changes but the base qualities inserted by the gardiner remain. like all things it adapt and reacts but its still the whitney tree

    we can only sit back and admire it and its survivability

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  • GaryR50
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    Just curious, but how, exactly, could his results have "skewed" the project?

    Gary Rea
    Project Administrator
    Rea Surname DNA Project

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  • whitkeen
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    Roy:
    We have one person in our Whitney family surname project who not only does not carry the Whitney surname, but is the product of two name changes and adoptions. I did ask him in some detail why he thought he was a Whitney, and he was able to satisfy me that he probably is a Whitney by direct male line descent so he is in. Ordinarily I wouldn't care, but if he wasn't a Whitney at all, his results would skew the project, and we have enough different lines as it is, just limiting to Whitney surnames. We are waiting for his results right now.
    Whitney Keen
    Whitney Surname Project

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  • dennis
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    Roy:

    Since you are the group admin, I think you can add anyone you want to your project. If you have a SMITH who thinks his biological ggg gfather was a HUTCHISON, he could have his DNA tested as a member of your project.
    Dennis West
    WEST, GIBBONS, PARKER projects

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  • royhutch
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    Surname variations

    Does FTDNA have a preference on allowing surname variations or the number of surname variations for a name?

    How do I handle a different surname, Hutchison instead of Hutchinson in the Hutchinson surname project when the variant surname, Hutchison, is claiming the same family line as Hutchinson project members?

    Can I add him in without changing the restrictions on the project?

    Roy
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