Subject: Re: Has anyone heard of the name Elinar?
Author: Anthony   (guest)
Date: September 3, 2004 at 7:33:57 PM
Reply to: Has anyone heard of the name Elinar? by Karin
As Chrisell said it could ahve been misspelt by the registar, maybe their Swedish accents made it difficult for the nurse to understand (assuming your mother was bron in an English speaking country).

Another possiblitiy is that it was suppose to be Elinor and the registars o's and a's looked a like, so when retyped as many are mistake are made, for instance int he 1891 census in England my relatives last names are Hurt not Hunt like in the census prior and after, so we assume that the typed version was a mistprint due to inability to read the handwriting.

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