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Place names with surnames

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  • Place names with surnames

    I am finding place names more helpful at times than surnames. I have just confirmed a match that I found because someone had a surname which I did not have living in a small town in England that I knew one of my ancestors with another name was from. After querying that we found a match.

    Given that women normally would change surnames at some stage then 50% of our ancestors family will have a different surname to what we normally know.

    Would like to see more towns linked to surnames. This would be helpful for common names like Clark etc.

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    I agree, especially when some of the trees have very common names. In addition, having the ability to search our matches by location might also be helpful.