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Different spelling of surnames
Per Ericsson
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My surname is Ericsson, and I've always spelled it with a C. So have my parents, and grandparents.

But in papers from authorities it has been registred as "Eriksson" with K, until a few years ago when we requested a change.

What is the best way to spell our names here on MH? My grandfather for example, who is "Eriksson" in the church register, but "Ericsson" when he wrote it himself. Does minor differences like this matter when someone is searching the database?

Per Ericsson
Sweden
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RE: Different spelling of surnames
Rhianna W
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The best way to record your family name would be to write Ericsson with a C, the way you and your family spell it.

When you research your family name, search both variations as you may find official records with the K spelling.

Smart Matching will automatically give you results on both variations.

I hope this information helps.

Rhianna W
Tel Aviv, Israel
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RE: Different spelling of surnames [2]
Per Ericsson
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Thank you for your answer.
Per Ericsson
Sweden
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