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From: "Mary Hobein" <>
Subject: Re: [DUTCH-COLONIES] Pronunciation of RAPELJE
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 10:50:17 -0500
In-Reply-To: <p06240500c2ea6721bc86@[]>

Since I too am descended from Joris Janszen Rapelje and his wife Catalintje
Trico, we must be some sort of cousins.
My grandmother's maiden name was Rappleyea -- some sort of Anglicised
phonetic spelling of Rapalje. We always said it Rapple (like ripple with an
a) and yea (like yeah, team).

Mary Hobein ()
Woodridge, IL, USA

>From: Dorothy Koenig <>
>Subject: [DUTCH-COLONIES] Pronunciation of RAPELJE
>Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 13:45:36 -0700
>Dear List, Like millions of other people, I am a descendant of Joris
>Janszen Rapelje and his wife Catalintje Trico. I'm sure that my
>"mind's ear" has invented a questionable pronunciation of the surname
>RAPELJE. I would appreciate someone telling me how the surname is
>pronounced by folks who bear the surname today.
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