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From: Carol Kredt <>
Subject: Re: [Ger-Sur] Re: How to pronounce surnames
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2004 17:25:25 -0800
References: <067001c3d3ac$275f2b90$1888cbcf@Hercamer>


For what it's worth, the LDS site www.familysearch.org shows their records
under the Soundex system in their personal search section provided you do
not click on "exact spelling" at the bottom of the page before initiating
the search. If this is not clear, go to the homepage and click on the
"search" tab and you'll see what I mean.

Carol



----- Original Message -----
From: "Nancy Heil" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 8:35 AM
Subject: Re: [Ger-Sur] Re: How to pronounce surnames


> In English they pronounced it Fraley with a long a. It never made sense
to
> me from the time I learned how to spell her name. I can only imagine that
> the German ancestors were saying Fra(long a)lich and the Americans picked
it
> up that way. But I have to wonder how many records might be there under
the
> "phonetic" spelling.
>
> Nancy
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Don Watson" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 5:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [Ger-Sur] Re: How to pronounce surnames
>
>
> > Frahley or Fray-ley? The German pronunciation is difficult to show
> > phonetically. It is NOT Frow-lich. It is closer to Fray-lich. The 'a' as
> in
> > 'ate'. Shape your mouth like an 'o' and say 'e'. The 'lich' would be
lick
> or
> > lish.
> > :-)
> > Don
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Nancy Heil" <>
> > My maternal grandmother's maiden name was Froelich. They always
> pronounced
> > it as if it were spelled Fraley.
> >
> >
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