I agree - I don't rule out the possibility of *my* mid-Cheshire
Pickstocks having their origin in a Pickstone / Peckstone variant. I do
think, however, that the burden of proof has crept up a bit as a result
of this discussion. What I really need is a Rosetta Stone....
On 19/09/2014 08:00, sog-uk-request(a)rootsweb.com wrote:
... "An unaccented suffix was particularly susceptible to
and could be confused with almost any other frequent suffix."
In the light of this I would be inclined to keep an open mind on the
Pickstock/Pickstone question - I certainly wouldn't want to rule out the
possibility of one changing to the other.