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Name changes

Hi does anyone on here know how to find out why or how a surname of someone at birth is different to their Father’s and their mother’s maiden isn’t that of the new born. Family Lowther from Hull mother was Mary Court but child John Small Lowther Small born 1845 but siblings born earlier Lowther ???? Very frustrating. Thought mother might have remarried as 4 year gap between first two children to John’s but no record anywhere on FMP, Ancestry, or BMD.

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