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Canadian French Genealogy

Journal by billd531

Being a fourth or so generation American with French Canadian roots, I have had a had time with names. Things like " dit " Terrebone come up all the time in my research. I've found, even within my own family, name changes. Though minor, I've always spelled my name Duprey but, when my father entered the US Army, he neeed a birth cert. and found his last name without the ' y '. Now within 2 generations the spelling has been Dupre, DuPre, DuPrey and one family member uses an accent mark over the ' e '.
I've also come across " Americanized " names. Names which sound like Smith or Jones but were actually changed from a French surname. What are we genealogist suppose to do? I suppose I should not grip to much since I've met other genealogist with surnames with as many as twenty different spellings.
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Surnames: DEHART DRISCOLL DUPREY KELLEY PRATT START
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on 2008-09-07 02:32:57

billd531 , from Connecticut, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2008. is researching the following names: START, DUPRE.

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