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Subject: Re: Fw: Question
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 10:59:13 -0800


WHOA!!!!!!!!
Let's not forget that most of the census takers were instructed to
convert the names to the British version. From what I've read
Pennsylvania was predominently German. Betty

You wrote
(Most all leading names in
the 1790 census are
> British in origin which included Welsh, Scottish, and Irish. There
were
> approximately 27,000 surnames in the 1790 census (taken from surviving
> records). Today there are well over 1,000,000 surnames in this
country.)

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