JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Van TIJN/ Van TYN #general
<Subject: Dutch name VANTIJNIncidentally this is clearly not a specifically Jewish name as there are
175,000 results for the name on Google in Dutch.
See http://rudhar.com/lingtics/nlij_en.htm where it says that the IJ
combination is considered as a single letter. Unlike English changes have
been made to the Dutch language by law so that spelling of words and grammar
can change over time.
COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Belarus)