Lots of Hoyts and Haights with identical information. What date do we start using the name Haight vs. Hoyt?

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in Policy and Style by Andy Haight G2G1 (1.1k points)

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As a preference, we use the Last Name that the person was given in either birth, or baptism records. I have found one person to have used several variations of their name at different points of their life, so using the LNAB is the best option, and the other last names can go in the other last name field, if the person referred to themselves with various names over time.

However, if birth/baptism records aren't available, and they came to New England as part of the Great Migration, they might be covered in Anderson's work. Then, unless there was a newer, high-quality source of information, we would use the last name that Anderson referred them as.
by S Willson G2G6 Pilot (105k points)

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