Surname of child and parent look to be different
UK, England, Northumberland—Nonconformist Church Records, 1613–1920 [Part B][MSPD-YX3]
The second entry on the second page has the child named Thos, Ewbanks with the fathers name Simson. The mother is also a Simson. They don't appear to be married. In the other entries on this page the child's surname is written with the first name so at first I took Ewbanks as the surname. But then I got to wondering if that was his middle name. But that doesn't fit with the manner of the other entries.
On the other hand, is it's possible that this child is being brought into a family , but not born into this family of a brother and sister? Am I trying to hard to find an answer?
Your thought will be appreciated.
The Field Help, Child's Surname, 1st bullet point states: "Type the surname as it was written."
It is up to the researcher to decide what the situation was when they look at the record. There are any number of guesses we could make about why there is a difference in names. There are other records on this page with the same issue.
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Please read the Field Help for Child’s Surname. In the third paragraph, it indicates if the parents’ surnames are not recorded, you would index the child’s surname for the parents. In this specific instance, a surname is recorded for the child (Ewbank). A different surname from the child is recorded for both parents (Simson). You would not add “Ewbank” as a surname for the parents.
Where no surname is recorded for the parent, then you would add the child’s surname as the surname of the parent. This happens frequently on this image. This is one of the reasons this project is designated as “Advanced”.0