Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Name Changes, 1780-1892 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 1998.Original data: Massachusetts State Government. List of Persons Whose Names Have Been Changed in Massachusetts, 1780-1892. Boston, MA, USA: 1893.
This collection of court records originally published in 1893 contains changes of names approved by the courts of Massachusetts between 1780 and 1892. Containing nearly 40,000 records, each entry includes the original name and the new name. In addition, most entries contain information on family relatives and the person's residence at the time of court action. For the researcher whose ancestor once lived in Massachusetts and possibly changed their name, this is a valuable database.