LNAB for Blackbeard Thache, Thach or Teach. Most sources say Thache

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On 25 Aug 2020 SJ Baty wrote on Thatch-9:

Any suggestions on which surname? Is there an earlier primary document. If not it may come to the most used spelling. May consider a G2G question for full visibility before the merge takes place.

WikiTree profile: Edward Thatch
in Genealogy Help by Al Adams G2G6 (8.0k points)
For comparison Thache-1 and Thach-9 prior to merge

Always thought his last name was cool until I saw that of his old captain — Hornigold

Is a profile for Blackbeard really worth the effort when there is no possibility of connecting him to anyone else?

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My opinion would be to keep using "Thatch" as the LNAB and keep using "Teach" as the "Other Last Name(s)".

I only state this because it seems (to me) that, even though both last names are referenced, it appears that "Thatch" is more prevalent than "Teach" and others.

The following is a page (via an Ancestry sharable link) from an Oxford University Press in London, England.

The book is called "The Dictionary of National Biography" and, more specifically, it's from "Volume: 22 - Page: 1281" of that book.


It may not be a ton of information, but it does look like it's just as valuable.

Just a little helpful input/option that I hope helps you out in some way.

Good Luck! :-)

~Brian Kerr
by Living Kerr G2G6 Pilot (312k points)
selected by Linda Wooddell
Thanks Brian, The source is worthy, I will add it in the profile after merge..Al
It was my pleasure! :-D

It was interesting to see what a quick Ancestry Search provided.

I was surprised to see some of the results found...

One was that it looks like he had 1 spouse and 1 child.

Anyways, this was very cool to help you out.

~Brian Kerr
Once Al Adams approves the merge, I'll take action to complete the merge. Thanks Brian for the source, I'll check it out when complete the merge. I have conducted a lot or research and verified all the information for this profile.
Not a problem. I really do like that WikiTree profile. It looks like allot of time was spent on it. Kudos my friend! :-)

I've done allot of research myself for my my family tree via Ancestry and other sources. WikiTree probably reflects about 40% +/- of it as it does take time and I don't rush a good thing. LOL!

~Brian Kerr
I added an additional Note on Thache-1 for keeping LNAB spelling Thache in Profile as AKA. Please read. I will merge when ready

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