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Re: Does anyone know why Theis became Theiss
Posted by: John Theiss (ID *****8143) Date: January 29, 2010 at 19:17:38
In Reply to: Does anyone know why Theis became Theiss by Gary Theiss of 196

In some cases during the First World War the name Theiss was changed to Theis to make it appear less German. In some areas this was done to be more patriotic; in others it was to avoid anti-German sentiment and possible violence.


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