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From Carroll to Carrell?

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Re: From Carroll to Carrell?

Posted: 1192760863000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Carroll, Carrell
Interesting question but not likely a one-time decision to change in most cases. EX, my research, censuses:
(Not confirmed connection but likely)
1790 Richland Co. SC "oll"
1810 " "ell"
1820,30 " "oll"
1840 GA "oll"
(my line from here)
1850 Oktibbeha Co. MS "oll"
1860 " "ell"
1870 " father "ell", son "oll"
1880 Lamar Co. TX "ol"
1900 Hill Co. TX "ol". mother "ell"
1910 " "ell"
1920 " "ol"
since then "ell"
Some earlier replies about inability to spell, etc. are one reason. Various original spellings might confuse in some cases - McCarrell (Scottish/Irish), O'Carroll (Irish), Carrol (English) for example. But how would anyone know the "orignal" spelling in any family? I find that cemetery, land, and military records are the most consistent and probably accurate, but still not always definitive.
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