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Family name change at time of child's death

Posted by hdsteward 
Family name change at time of child's death
October 14, 2012 06:06PM
Both of my parents families were from Putnam County, Tn and both had a child to die. In both instances they changed the family name about that time. Has anyone out there ever heard of such a practice. I'm not sure the name change and the child's death were linked, but it seems so. Maybe there was a religious tradition which prompted this, I'm not sure. I welcome any insights into this situation.
Re: Family name change at time of child's death
October 16, 2012 07:33AM
I may add that both of these deaths were accidental.
Re: Family name change at time of child's death
November 09, 2012 06:09AM
Would you please tell us the family name? I have never heard of it a name change for that reason, but a lot of people changed their name for various reasons.
Thank you and have a good day
Bettie in TN