Gregg Grigg Griggs Gragg Greig excetra Who else has ran across family members unlinked

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I have ran across a lot of family members unlinked because of the spelling. of their last name.when King James ran  the MacGregors from Scotland , they where forced to take the last names of their wives but when they came to the States they change again to a spelling similar Gregior that has caused  a very large confusion of relations family to family..I Have found.several already by tracing thorough family connections by dates and families which sometimes can cause confusion as well since a lot if the names became family names carried.  Them from generations. I admit it is a swamp to carry through but with a time and patience it can be done.
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My great grandmother, Margaret, was illegitimate, born to Jane Young and James Greig on 5 July 1877 in Bogandreep Parish, Strachan, Kincardineshire.  James was born on 20 Oct 1848 in Strachan to John Greig and Christian Durward.  He was baptized on 13 Nov 1848 in Strachan.

Since he never married Jane, I have been unable to locate anything further for him that I can positively identify.  Jane went on to marry David Alexander when Margaret was about three, so she was raised with his name, leading to a lot of misidentified genealogy.  

Margaret's birth record provides his surname only, but her marriage record contains father's name as James Greig.  The text from the OPR on ScotlandsPeople states:  ""John Greig at Dalbreck and his wife Christian Durward had a son born 20th October baptized 13th November named James."   

In ScotlandsPeople, I can find the 1846 marriage of John and Christian, and her baptism on 20 September 1813, but no death records, and no records that I can positively identify as this John Greig.  With the limited information I have, I've seen no other spelling used.

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Hi

I've been researching the Gregg family for years. In particular, the group that lived in Cumberland and along the Scottish border from around the middle of the 17th century onwards. I am now linking them to Northumbrian Greggs with reasonable success. I've come across families where siblings have different spellings, I've got other families who married as McGregor but the rest of the time could be Greg, Gregg, Gregg, etc., etc.

Lots of Greggs crossed the pond and I'm now trying to trace my 7G Grandfather Shadrach Gregg, who disappears in the mid-1700's in England and I believe reappears in 1758 as Shadrach McGregor in the muster rolls of the New York Provincial troops, in the county of West Chester. Any help tracing him would be greatly appreciated.  I also run a Gregg ancestors project on GEDmatch and a private Facebook page for descendants from all over the world.

I have lots of family history to share with other family members
by David Holmes G2G Rookie (200 points)

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