What's In A Name?
What's In A Name?

Ann = Nancy
Joanne = Johanne
Johann = John = Johannes
Johanne = Joanne
Johannes = Johann = John
John = Johann
Margaret = Peg, Peggy
Martha = Patty
Marcy = Polly, Mary, Mercy
Mary = Polly, Mercy, Marcy
Matilda = Maud
Maud = Matilda
Mercy = Mary, Polly. Marcy
Nancy = Ann
Patty = Martha
Peg = Peggy, Margaret
Peggy = Peg, Margaret
Polly = Mary, Mercy

Names that evolved ...

ab Evan ..... Bevan
ap John ..... Jones
ap Rhys ..... Price
ap William ..... William
Bronson ..... Brownson
Child ..... Childs
Cunningham ..... Cuninghame .....
Conynghame ..... Cuningham ..... de
Cunyngham  
..... de Cuninghame
de St. Maur ..... de Seymour ..... Seymour
Dimock ..... Dimmock
Eisnor ..... Eisenhauer
Elys ..... Ellis
Fellows ..... Fellowes
Frehlich ..... Fralic
Gardner ..... Gardiner
Hirtle .... Hertell ..... Hurdlin ..... Hurde .....
Hurdlen ..... Hurdtlin ..... Hartlin
Howse ..... House
Lathrop ..... Lothrop
Meisner .... Meissner ..... Meißner
Moss ..... Morse
Mure ..... Muir
O'Cearbhill ..... O'Carroll
Reinhard ..... Reinhardt ..... Reinhart
Schmidt ..... Smith ..... Schmitt ..... Schmid
Slocum ..... Slocombe
Whynot ..... Weinacht ..... Whynacht


Ancient names that evolved ...

Alswyn ....  Alison
Aoiffe ..... Eva
Gwalter ..... Walter
Lowry ..... Laurie
Owain ..... Owen