[r-t] Dixon & Dawson

Robin Woolley robin at robinw.org.uk
Wed Jun 8 05:17:26 UTC 2016

Hi All,

There is evidence to suggest that RAS is wrong when he says Dixon and 
Dawson are not the same name.

This US government site: 
defines the Soundex coding system as "The soundex is a coded surname 
index based on the way a surname sounds rather than the way it is 
spelled. Surnames that sound the same, but are spelled differently, like 
SMITH and SMYTH, have the same code and are filed together. The soundex 
coding system was developed so that you can find a surname even though 
it may have been recorded under various spellings."

It has a link to an on-line calculator which encodes both names as D250.

More work needs to be done.

This also helps to show that Fluellen did not call Alexander porcine

Just a thought

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