Hi, Can someone clarify something for me please. Various spellings of surname.

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My surname is Hain but my gg grandfather was born  Hyne, his father was Hean with siblings having various spellings on birth records and also his father being Heyne at one point. What surname should i put in "surname at birth" field?  Should i use Hain as that is the most recent spelling or should i really enter what is on each persons birth record, even though further records have something different?.....Thanks for taking time to read.
WikiTree profile: Alexander Heyne
in WikiTree Help by Living Hain G2G Crew (920 points)

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You should put the last name that was on the birth or baptism record for each individual. If they changed the spelling later in life you can recort that in current last name or the other name fields.
by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (633k points)
selected by Living Hain

Thank You Lynda, that makes sense, just wasn't too sure and i wanted to do it right.smiley

Sandra, Thanks for the best answer star.

Your welcome Lynda smiley

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