Why are some records for Joseph Amable Levasseur show marriage to Judith Ouellet and others show Marie -Josephte Ouellet

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in Genealogy Help by anonymous G2G Rookie (260 points)

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My guess is that the marriage to judith was not the correct name but Marie-Josephte Ouellet is. I had a marriage in my ancestors that says they married in 1891, but that they also remarried in 1892, but at first her name was Nancy Betty but at the 2nd marriage her name was Nancy Pettit. So it could be that Judith was not the correct name I don't know for sure maybe it was the person's fault for putting in the wrong name. I would go back to the marriage license and see if that was the case.  If you do need more help, just let me know. Nancy
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Because priests recorded it that way, sometimes in error.  Or sometimes the woman in question decided to use a different name than the one she was given at birth, it happened.
by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (345k points)

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