One of my wife's ancesters was named Ellsworth but her father's name was Aylsworth. Which is correct?

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One of my wife's ancestors was named Arvilla Ellsworth. Her father was named Aaron Aylsworth. He had immigrated from Quebec, Canada but the  family originally came from Rhode Island where the name was spelled Ellsworth. Which is corrrect?
in Genealogy Help by Bill Fort G2G Crew (700 points)

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It is possible that they are both correct.  Perhaps, the French family spelled it as Aylsworth and the Rhode Island family spelled it as Ellsworth?

If you locate the birth cert or earliest record you may wish to use that in the LNAB= Last Name At Birth and the other spelling found on a record of her as OLN= Other Last Name.

by David Wilson G2G6 Mach 9 (91.5k points)
Thank you for the answer. It is reasonable and more or less what I did. Part of the ancestors go by Ellsworth and part by Alysworth so I just use the one that most sources for that individual use..

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