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Have your ever had the experience where your name was misspelled? Prehaps on an account or in a letter? What are the typical misspellings or pronuciation errors associated with the Swopes, Proctor name? It strikes one very personally because the Swopes, Proctor name is your possession and identification, and it tell the world who your are. Historically, names have served as a fingerprint of life, prehaps a basic clue to one's personality. Knowledge of naming practices in our ancestral country of origin can help us trace our respective families back to a village or a place, tell us their occupation, or it can give us an idea about what our ancestors looked like. The intriguing story of surnames dates back thousands of years. How and where they began, what they orginally meant and their various spellings. Our parents have to be proud of therir family and what we have accomplished and helped our chilldren accomplished. I have complied this history so that those who come after us may know that they come from a long line of honorable people. One of the gifts our parents gave us children is a fierce loyalty to each other and to our creator.