How many ways can one spell H*D*P*TH ...
Recently I was invited by Patrice the Admin. of the ALIAS-AKA RootsWeb/Ancestry message board, to post the spelling variant's of our surname study ... which at that the time I stated that I had 43 spelling variations that I had personally kept track of :)
But low and behold ... just combing through the census data we have been collecting, and I have discovered in the U. S. census records of 1790 to 1880 we have accumulated 219 variations alone, so far ...
Some of these might eventually turn out to not be Hedg(e)peth's or Hudspeth's after all ... but I have found it is very important to keep an eye open to every possible spelling that I have come across, as we should all be aware there was a lot of things that came into play for there to be so many spelling variations for the same person(s) ... As many of us have found, from document to document, year to year, and location to location.
The education, national origin, how one pronounced his name, and what [in this case] the census taker thought he heard. In many instances, creative spelling was the norm, for so many un-usual surnames, especially if the person did not know how to spell his own name ...
Please note: these are some of the variant's that are found in the U.S. Then down below we have added some additional variant's that have been discovered in the U.K.
Hackpeth Hadgbeth Hadpsith Hadsfeth Hadskip Hadspath Hadspeh Hadspeth Hadspith Hadsteth Hadtspat Haedgpeth Hatcfield Hatchiff Hatzpore
Hduspeth [possible index typo]
Headbeth Headepeath Headfeth Headgpeth Headith Headpeth Headpeath Headsbeth Headsfreath Headshath Headsheath Headspath Headspeath Headspeth Headspette Headspith Headthpeth Heagepeth Heagpeth Headspet Heatbeth Heathpeth Heddspeth Hedeeperth Hedepeck Hedepeth Hedgbeth Hedgbith Hedgebeth Hedgecath Hedgefeth Hedgeferth Hedgefith Hedgeforth Hedgefreth Hedgefuth Hedgehath Hedgehigh Hedgeoth Hedgeott Hedgeparth Hedgepath Hedgepatt Hedgepeth Hedgepeath Hedgepeott Hedgeperth Hedgepethe Hedgepett Hedgeph Hedgepith Hedgepithe Hedgepoh Hedgepoth Hedgepott Hedgereth Hedgespeck Hedgespeth Hedgesseth Hedgfick Hedgfieth Hedgfrith Hedgfuth Hedgheth Hedghith Hedghpesh Hedghpeth Hedgipith Hedgpack Hedgpath Hedgpeath Hedgpeeth Hedgper Hedgpeth Hedgpik Hedgpilth Hedgpith Hedgpoth Hedgputh Hedgreth Hedgrett Hedgsfeth Hedgspath Hedgspatt Hedgspeath Hedgspeth Hedgspith Hedsbeth Hedspeath Hedspeth Hedspith Hedpath Hedpeath Hedpeth Hedpith Hedrith Hedsepeth Hedseth Hedshith Hedspath Hedspelt Hedspeth Hedspetth Hedthbeth Hedthpeth Hedybeth Hedyepeth Hedypeth Hedyseth Hedzepath Heedsbeth Heedspeth Heedspith Hegepeth Heghemeth Heodspath Hetchpeth Hetchpith Hetspeth
Hidgepath Hidgepeth Hidgepith Hidgesseth Hidgpeth Hidgpith Hidspeth Hitchfield Hitchford Hitchpath Hitchpeth
Hodgeboth Hodgepath Hodgepeth Hodgepith Hodgepoth Hodgetts Hodgpelth Hodgpeth Hodgpith Hodgspeth Hodsaip Hodspeth Hodspreth Hoodsbeth Hotcbeck Hotchhip Hotspillar Hottspeth
Hudesfeth Hudgath Hudgeforth Hudgepeth Hudgepett Hudgeport Hudgespeth Hudgpeth Hudgspett Hudpecht Hudpeth Hudsber Hudsbeth Hudsburgh Hudschbuck Hudsfeth Hudsforth Hudspath Hudspeadith Hudspeath Hudspedth Hudspeh Hudspek Hudspell Hudspelt Hudspern Hudsperth Hudspeth Hudspetk Hudspett Hudspette Hudspetts Hudspheth Hudspidth Hudspit Hudspith Hudsptol Hudspotts Hudspreth Hudspth Hudsputh Hudsspett Hudsteth Hudstpeath Hudstreth Hudstuth Hudtheck Hutchback Hutchfraft Hutchford Hutshaffer Hutspeth Hutzback
In addition to several of the same variant's listed above, David Hudspith of the U. K. has shared with us, [nearly] 130 more variant's [not mentioned above] that can be encountered in records of the U. K. as follows ...
Hackspath Hadepeth Hadspit Hadstead Hadsworth Haidspethe Hartspeth Hatsworth Haudspeth Haudspith
Headsmith Headspearth Headspecke Headspeeke Headsteth Heatsworth Hedsteath Heedsmith Heidspith Hewsbeth
Hoddspethe Hoddspith Hodispethe Hodships Hodskince Hodskins Hodspaz Hodsper Hodspith Hodspitte Hodstocke Hodyeths Hoidspethe Hoodesmaughe Hoodespeth Hoodsmith Hoodspecke Hoodspeth Hoodspethe Hoodspith Houdspeth Houdspethe
Huadspath Huadspith Huddesmough Huddespeght Huddesworth Huddispethe Huddsmaughe Hudesbeth Hudesmaughe Hudespeth Hudespith Hudesteth Hudgpith Hudlyeth Hudmash Hudpeth Hudsbeth Hudsbirth Hudsbith Hudsboth Hudsbuth Hudscliff Hudsditch Hudsdith Hudsemaugh Hudsfirth Hudsfoorth Hudsfreth Hudsfrith Hudsheth Hudshpeth Hudsill Hudskin Hudsman Hudsmarthe Hudsmasse Hudsmath Hudsmathe Hudsmaugh Hudsmaughe Hudsmawgth Hudsmith Hudsnith Hudspall Hudspe Hudspee Hudspeith Hudspek Hudsper Hudspethe Hudspeuth Hudspick Hudspill Hudspill Hudspin Hudspitch Hudspithe Hudspitt Hudspitt Hudspoothe Hudspor Hudspoth Hudspothe Hudsprott Hudspsitt Hudspud Hudsputh Hudspyth Hudspythe Hudsquith Hudstead Hudstith Hudswaugh Hudsworth Hudsyeth Hudwith Hudworth Huidspeth Hupspeth Hupspith Hurtspeth Husbeth Husebeth Huspath Hutchpeth Hutsmith Hutspeth
And, last but not least, from the Northumberland UK IGI under the heading RUDSPOTT there are some Rudspeths ...
We are sure there are many other variant's that share the same H321 soundex code, other than what we have listed here so far ... and with David's "last but not least" ... a whole new window of opportunity, could be opened for some of you ...
Here are a few other sites to check out also, for other spelling variants too ... enjoy !
No it's not just us hdpth's who have to comb through all the various spelling variants that can be imagined ...
an internet buddy we've crossed paths with has put this page together, that we thought some of you might be interested in while tracking down your other ancestor's of German decent ... note: site has music playing :)
18th Century PA German Name Spelling Idiosyncrasies
Please keep in mind the beginning of these records, are all or mostly tentative and or speculative in some areas ...
stay tune, there is more to come .... soon !
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