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Re: [S-R] Re: Surnames/Weird Letters

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  • Dr. Joe Quashnock
    The two F s whether written by hand or printed by machine are still S s. You will also see what appears to be a lower case Greek beta (ß), this too is a
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 22, 2001
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      The "two F's" whether written by hand or printed by machine are still S's. You
      will also see what appears to be a lower case Greek beta (ß), this too is a
      multiple "S". Furthermore, English (including the USA) documents from the
      1600-1700 and early 1800 also use what appears to be an "f" for an "S".

      Dr. "Q"

      PopeBela@... wrote:

      > In a message dated 7/11/01 3:15:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time, frankur@...
      > writes:
      >
      > > Expect that you are incorrectly transcribing some of the handwriting.
      > > This is common when deciphering surname records.
      > >
      > > What you read as two F's is a double German letter ss.
      > > So name is Schlosserin which goes back probably to 17th-18th c
      > > Germany.
      > >
      > > The Sch is a German letter pron. Sh.
      > > The letter cs in the T or F names is Hungarian.
      > > Also in name Bucskin.
      > > It was obsolete in 1910 and was equivalent to diacritic c^ = ch.
      > > Sz is Hungarian letter pron. like letter s in word sell.
      > >
      > > Kiellorin and Scnidein are probably incorrectly transcribed German
      > > surnames as well.
      > >
      > > What country are these names from ?
      > > What is the source document in which names appear ?
      > > What do you think was the language used ?
      > >
      >
      > The two F;s though look like printed "F's" it's not that fancy cursive kind.
      > Does that still apply?
      > The documents are from the Catholic Chruch records of Goellnitz (now Gelnica)
      > Hungary (now S.E. Slovakia)
      >
      > Chris
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