1762-1769 Dumfires, PWC [2 August 2012]
Did you mean Dumfries? --goldenoldie 14:14, 1 August 2012 (EDT)
Yes, thanks! I'll fix. --Janiejac 16:03, 1 August 2012 (EDT)
One of my favourite oopsies! --goldenoldie 17:26, 1 August 2012 (EDT)
No. It's not my area at all. I was just curious after the Watercooler discussion. Dumfries, Scotland, is much closer to my ancestral stamping ground--and I've found myself calling it Dumfires more than once.
As to name changes, I have now found two in my own family--one in the late 1600s, the other during the Napoleonic Wars. It seemed men felt they could throw their whole past away by crossing the Atlantic. --goldenoldie 01:44, 2 August 2012 (EDT)