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Re: Ziegemeier/Ziegelmeyer
Posted by: Steve Ziegelmeyer Date: November 16, 2001 at 14:23:01
In Reply to: Ziegemeier/Ziegelmeyer by Susan Loftin of 62

Susan-
I have a similar situation in my family involving quarreling realtives which ended in one family member changing their name from "MEYER" to "MEIER".

Our family in in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. I recently contacted a relative ( unknown to us until now ) that I found with the "MEIER" spelling.

As far as the dropping of the "L", sounds like somebody just wanted to change the spelling. "Ziegel" means brick. I don't know if "Ziege" has a unique meeting. There is a post to this group from a "Ziegenmeyer", "Ziegen" meaning goat.



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