Can Jester and Jeter be separated in the Search?

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Jester and Jeter are two separate families, DNA, and names.

DNA wise, Jester is associated with Jesper and Jasper of Sulfolk, England.

Early Virginia marriages have double entires for Jester and Jesper. Other common spellings include Jaster, Justure, and even Justice,  and can be interchanged with G.

I haven't found a Jester yet that was a confirmed Jeter, except for one marriage of Sillah Jeter who may or not have married a Jester, and the 1790 census has her clearly written as Jester and she give land as Jester, but no marriage has been found.

The Jester name study is growing.
in WikiTree Tech by Lynette Jester G2G6 Mach 4 (49.1k points)
edited by Keith Hathaway

1 Answer

+4 votes
Hi Lynette,

I'm not sure about eliminating the other surnames entirely, but after getting the results you can sort them first by Name which would group them separately.  Then those results can be sorted by date etc.

I hope this is helpful :)

- Keith
by Keith Hathaway G2G6 Pilot (599k points)
I didn't say eliminate them ...  I asked to MOVE THEM.  

Then why not just put all the *ESTER into the same search pot? That makes as much sense as having Jeter and Jester together.

Jester is a far more rare name then Jeter, yet, there are 700 Jesters and only 500 Jeters.  How many are named Elizabeth, Thomas, John, William, Sarah, and Mary?
I'm sorry Lynette, I obviously misunderstood.

Have a nice day :)
Keith, when I search, I already know who I'm looking for... I use that in the initial search. But because the most common names in the Jesters are John, James, William, Thomas, followed by Levi and Francis.  Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary, Nancy, are the most common female.  These names have been used repeatedly by nearly all the Jester families since the beginnings in Virginia in 1680s, into DE, NC, SC, GA, OH, IN, IL, then I have to sort the Elizabeths or Williams by birth and location. And right in the middle of what I'm looking for are the Jeters, which is totally irrelavant to the search.  

They are not related via DNA, and maybe only by marriage a few times.

If you just want Jester to appear, scroll down the search page and select no in the "Include matches with surname variants? Help yes no"

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