Name Relationships
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Today we tend to think that an individual has one name, his or her "real" name, and it remains that person's name for life. That certainly was not the case with our ancestors. They frequently had many, many names and nicknames, often in different languages. Genealogists must learn (or know where to research) the commonly related names, because sometimes when we cannot find an ancestor under one name, we may locate him or her under a different name.