Background: A DNA match of mine, who appears to be related to me through my Cissell ancestors, has traced her Ancestry back to William Bowles (b. c. 1750, apparently not on WT) and his wife Mary. The question is whether Mary's surname was Cissell, a supposition hinted at by our shared DNA. In addition, there is a clue: Anastasia Cissell was the godmother of Mary's second child. Bowles was apparently part of the Catholic Maryland to Kentucky migration of 1785 and later.
Question: Can anything be deduced from the selection of godparents, beyond the fact that the parents knew them?