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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-11 03:39 PM
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17. He's of German descent, so it probably had an umlaut in the old country
My great-grandmother's family name was the same. There was a family event about five years ago and they brought over a relative from the branch that stayed there. His last name is spelled the same, only with an umlaut. Probably umlauts usually got the boot as soon as most German families settled in to life in the US (and certainly by the next generation of Anglophone children).
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