Mercy Lumbert or Lumbart? Born in Barnstable in 1733/4

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Mercy Lumbart was born to Jonathan Lumbart March 5, 1733/4 in Barnstable.  Her last name is listed in Barnstable VR birth records as Lumbart, both in handwritten as well as (later) transcribed records: Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010). Reference Barnstable Volume 1, page 161

Her last name when she married was listed as LumbertMassachusetts Vital Records to 1850, (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010). Reference Barnstable Volume 1, page 104

In another Barnstable, VR document showing the names of her children, her name is again listed as LumbartMassachusetts Vital Records to 1850, (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010). Reference Barnstable Volume 1, page 139.

Her father, Jonathan Lumbart's birth and marriage records in Barnstable both list him with the last name Lumbart.

As you go back in time with the Lumbart family, their name appears to have evolved from Lombard to Lumbert to Lumbart.  Great Migration lists the original immigrant as Lombard.

In WikiTree, Mercy's LNAB is shown as Lumbert.  However, this seems incorrect in light of birth records and father's last name.

What should her LNAB be? There is a pending merge using the Lumbert LNAB.

WikiTree profile: Mercy Downs
asked in Genealogy Help by S Willson G2G6 Pilot (102k points)

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I would use Lumbart. Most of the sources listed on the Lumbert profile also list LNAB as Lumbart.
answered by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
selected by S Willson
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Standard Operating Procedure- Use the spelling on the birth document so Lumbart.
answered by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1m points)
Thank you. I thought that would be the case, but perhaps there was another reason for her LNAB being shown as Lumbert. I have corrected it now to Lumbart.

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