Big changes have come to Genealogy.com — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
 
Learn more


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

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Fettinger family relationships
Posted by: Barbara Fettinger Lanphier Date: October 18, 2000 at 17:57:10
  of 32

The Fettingers in Southern Illinois and Indiana are from branches of the various Fettinger families [all of whom undoubtedly originated in Austria] and are not closely related to the Fettinger family that settled in Lake County, Illinois.

The family name underwent several changes in spelling in the last 500 years, having originally been spelled with a 'V'; the vowell was originally an 'umlaut o'. The 'V' was replaced by the 'F' [still followed by the umlaut o]; eventually the 'umlaut o' was replaced by an 'e', which gives us the modern spelling. In Austria it is still possible to find several different spellings of what is most certainly the same family name.


Followups:

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

http://genforum.genealogy.com/fettinger/messages/4.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