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Re: Keplinger/Caplinger Connection
Posted by: Dennis Keplinger Date: January 20, 2002 at 07:38:42
In Reply to: Keplinger/Caplinger Connection by Hal Caplener of 561

You must understand how the english language was used in earlier times. In many cases, the people giving their names did not speak english. The english speaker hearing the name in another language had no choice but to spell it as they heard it. Most people traveled with few papers if any and those papers likely were products of the same situations in European ports. It was also commom not to be able to write in those days. Correct spelling of names was not considered to be important as it is today. People were not tracted by the government as we are today.
In German: K = English C
W = V
Z = S or SS
ending T = B
double letter = single letters

Dennis Keplinger(Caplinger or Kepplinger or Kopplinger or Kapplinger or Clappelinger etc.)

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