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From: Gerriet Backer <>
Subject: Re: [OSTF] another spelling question
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 22:43:22 +0200
> My family is CASSENS. I have seen it written as CASFENS (in old
> script), and also CASJENS. Does the sf or sj also mean double 's'?
AFAIK, Cassens = Caßens, where the first is the more frequent way of writing
I have never heard of Casfens, but there are Casjens, Cassjens (Cassiens),
Carsjens (Carsjen), Caßjens, Carßen. Except for the ones in brackets I
believe them to be different names.
What looks like sf in Casfens MAY actually be a ß (sz), which to me looks more
like a B, but then an s does not look like an s. Better have a look yourself:
http://www.peter-doerling.de/Englisch/Sutterlin.htm has an alphabet and some
information about the german script (called Sütterlin).