Re: Different spellings of surnames #germany #names

Stephen Weinstein

On Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 08:47 AM, Eva Lawrence wrote:
In 1901 Joseph took the trouble to enshrine the y in law, with an Amtsgericht asserting that he had been using it before the 1808 Napoleonic Edict.   
I'd be skeptical of anyone in 1901 asserting he had been using any spelling before 1808 simply because it's unlikely someone old enough to write in 1808 would still be alive in 1901.

Maybe he meant his family, or his paternal line ancestor, had been using it, not him personally.
Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, California, USA

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