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From: Ursula <>
Subject: Re: [G-P-L] Off Subject But Genealogy Related
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 17:58:17 +0000 (UTC)
unlike in the English language, in the German any words are pronounced the way they are spelled, by that I mean to say that
the name "Whitten" would first of all not be spelled with an "h" and would be pronounced to rhyme with "written", without the "r" of course.
That said, if your ggrandma's maiden name was pronounced to rhyme with "Whiting" then the German derivative could have been spelled as
"Weiting" [rymes with "writing"], or "Weiding" [rhymes with "siding"].
Let's see what Vera can come up with.
Memories are like threads of gold, they never tarnish or grow old
----- Original Message -----
From: "Karl MacEachron" <>
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2011 10:30:28 AM
Subject: [G-P-L] Off Subject But Genealogy Related
Can anyone tell me how Whitten would be pro-nounced in Germany? Is it
Whit-Ting or ???? My great grandmother listed her mother's maiden name as
Whiting but I
have spent ten years looking for any possible Whiting connection but found
none. Since the
family was German, My great grandmother was only five when her mother died
so I am thinking
that Whiting is what she thought she heard but maybe the name was Whitten.
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
Fresno CA USA
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