Looking for the WOODNOTHs of Cheshire, England.
Not an easy family to track, as I have found 19 different variations of the spelling. True! Mostly WOODNOTH in the old records, but sometimes the same family will be "WOODNOTH alias WOODNET", which brings you into conflict with WOODNOTs, who may or may not be related. When they moved across to the potteries, they often got WOODNORTH. In one family, 4 children christened with different surname spellings :- WOODNOTH, WOODNITT, the next chr. WOODNORTH but WOODNOTH when married, and the last chr WOODNAUGHT, but WOODWORTH when married - which is more likely to have been awful writing by the clerk.
In USA there is a DNA project going to try to sort out the lines to see which ones really go back to Cheshire.
Does anybody else belong to this crazy mixed-up family?