Starting Sept. 30, 2014, Genealogy.com will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
 
Learn more


Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Cappleman Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: Cappleman's from Germany
Posted by: Susan Kappelman Date: November 18, 2000 at 07:05:48
In Reply to: Cappleman's from Germany by Mary Hocker of 109

It was very common in the early 1700s (in what is now Germany) to interchange c's with k's. I have seen church records from the time that go back and forth--apparently depending upon how the writer wanted to spell it. You might need to broaden your search to include "K" spelling variation.

I was also wondering about another spelling variation. I see where there is only one Cappleman listed in the German telephone book (in Berlin), but lots of Cappelmanns. Maybe this is an indication that he was not from Germany? Or were the "e" and "l" transposed at some time? I know people automatically want to spell my name like the English "apple."

Susan Kappelman


Followups:

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

http://genforum.genealogy.com/cappleman/messages/14.html
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Agreement of Use
Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network