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From: Candace Dow <>
Subject: Re: [OSTFRIESEN] Naming
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:55:56 -0500
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Some spellings might have changed in the U.S. or the family changed their
name. For example, the census spelling for some years had "kk" in the
surname and than changed to "ck" in later enumerations. A Janssen changed
his surname to Johnson.

Candace Dow
Minneapolis, MN

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 8:16 PM, Brenda D <> wrote:

> Super! And thank you for your prompt reply!!
>
> Brenda
>
> On 3/27/2012 7:19 PM, Lin Strong wrote:
> > Elaine mentioned something about names being misspelled. Actually, most
> > times there was not one right way to write a name. The pastor in the
> > village wrote the names in the church books and most early residents were
> > more worried about survival than how their names were spelled. The
> spelling
> > was incidental to the pronunciation. Plus there is Low German vs High
> > German. While Low German was not always written, it did sometimes affect
> > spelling.
> >
> > A gentleman was in my office today using OSB and he didn't understand a
> > reference to "Lokat" - most likely a Low German reference to the village
> of
> > Loquard. And the family was in the Loquard OFB!
> >
> > Even after immigrants arrived here, there may be more than one spelling
> for
> > a given or surname.
> >
> > ---------------------------------
> > Lin Cornelius Strong
> > 168 N Lake Street
> > Forest Lake, MN 55025
> > Cell 651-269-3580
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> Researching these surnames: BATTLE(S), BONAR/BONER/BONNER, BRUNS,
> CARSTENSEN, CABLE/CRABLE, FEAKINS, FOKKEN/FOLKEN, HEERTS, JEBE, JUNKER,
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