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: Yakel Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: Lost email from helpful Yeakel!
Posted by: S. Yeakel Date: July 18, 2000 at 17:25:04
In Reply to: Re: Lost email from helpful Yeakel! by Colleen O'Byrne of 162

There are a lot of different spellings. Jackel usually has umlauts or two small dots over the "a". People who don't have the umlauts in their type-face, ususally spell it Jaekel. Straussburger's Pennsylvania Pioneers has copies of the original St. Andrew ship manifest. Most spelled their names Jackel (with umlauts). Some spelled it Jakel (with the umlauts), and some spelled the name Jakele. In addition, the women spelled their names Jackelin (with umlauts). The suffix "in" is the feminine version in German. The Germanic groups tacked on this suffix at the end of many of the last names in the early centuries. Lastly, some of the Yeakels changed their names after a century here. Some changed to Yakels, and others to Yeagels or Yeagles. They just want to confuse us.

Meschter also underwent some changes. Meschter turned to Meister and, then, Master.

I always forget to tell Yeakel descendants that the Yeakels have a coat of arms that was assigned in Saxony. They also have a motto. If you want to here the description, tell me.

Susanna Yeakel


Followups:

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

http://genforum.genealogy.com/yakel/messages/78.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