Have been researching family Wash in Hanover, VA. When my relatives moved to Newport News area they changed name to Walsh (between 1900 and 1910 census). My mother was raised believing name had always been Walsh (she was born in 1922). Anyone know of reasons name may have been changed? I'm unsure if deliberate or family just became literate and were incorrectly informed on spelling of name. Would love to know of any other reasons may have occurred.