Reminder about Pronunciations

A student asked me if I knew where “Mr. Lowrey” was. At least it sounded it like he was asking for Mr. Lowrey.

It turns out his instructor’s first name was Larry. And the last name was not Lowrey.

Could your ancestor (or the census taker) have confused first and last names or at the very least completely altered a name because of the way the speaker said it?


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