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Trying to find Boardman

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Donna

Donna Report 2 Apr 2004 19:17

Hello Trying to find any Boardmans (Birdman) from Cambridge in the 1800s. Thanks Donna

Peter

Peter Report 20 Nov 2012 18:34

I have several Birdmans - but Lincolnshire/Yorkshire. What links have you between Boardman/Birdman name? Is it just a case of census takers mis-hearing regional accents?

Mike *

Mike * Report 20 Nov 2012 18:37

Check out the date of the posting.
Unlikely to be re-visited I'm afraid.

In answer to your question, accents and general illiteracy were responsible for a lot of the spellings and mistranscriptions

Peter

Peter Report 20 Nov 2012 18:44

You are probably right - "Donna" may well be long gone!

Derek

Derek Report 20 Nov 2012 21:45

Pity cos there are loads of them......from 1680 0nwards......