Lording it in Bergh Apton – the variability of names

The spelling of surnames is a frequent problem for the family history researcher, for experienced hands as well as newbies. Usually this is put down to the poor literacy levels up to late 19th century, with those filling in the registers putting down how they think it out to be, based on what they hear.

Here’s a nice little story which came my way this week through a Norfolk connection on the Watts side of the family. » Continue reading “Lording it in Bergh Apton – the variability of names”