When did Henry Cutis recieve a middle name?

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WikiTree profile: Henry Custis
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Some people gain middle names when they gain descendants who aren't theirs.

In other cases, middle names just seem to float around and land on people, like smuts at a bonfire.

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Undoubtedly, he gained his middle name within the last 10 years. Middle names in this time period were so exceedingly rare as to be non-existent.  They come about from people, unable to decide between two names, putting both into their file. They are then uploaded to ancestry.com,wikitree, etc. and spread around the web.  They are a marker of bad genealogy - just delete it.
by Joe Cochoit G2G6 Pilot (224k points)

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