[r-t] Dixon & Dawson
robin at robinw.org.uk
Wed Jun 8 05:17:26 UTC 2016
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
More information about the ringing-theory