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From: Lesley Shockey <>
Subject: Re: New Surname Resources -Confused!
Date: Sat, 29 May 1999 11:20:07 -0400
Well I feel safe in calling it a spelling error when well over 65%
of the time when giving my name when requested and I pronounce it
as SHOCK' E (that is shock as in an electrical shock followed by
the letter e) and then the person writing it down then goes
SHOCKLEY or SCHOCKLEY. I would pronounce the latter two as SHOCK'
LEE. This is not just due to my diction as at the annual SHOCKEY
reunions over the years, I have spoken with family members from
most of the 50 states as well as some from Canada and every one of
them has encountered the same problem over and over.
I am not sure how you arrived at the conclusion that Shockey and
Shockley would be pronounced the same. I did state that they were
indeed two separate surnames with Shockey originating from the
German SCHACKE when Johann Christoffel Schacke arrived in
Philadelphia from Germany 10 Sep 1737 and Anglicized his name to
blend in with the people of the area. The surname Shockley I
believe is from Great Britain.
At 07:14 AM 5/27/99 -0700, Nora Hiatt wrote:
>> t from SHOCKEY to SHOCKLEY. This is the most common spelling
>> error of the name but not the only one.
>Whose to say it is a spelling error? It could very will be that
>there are 2 entirely different families here.
>I can see it happening where the names are spelled differently,
>pronounced the same: Pruett/Pruitt/Pruit/Prewitt/Prewett
>or Manar/Maynor/Mainer/Mainor etc. But when they are pronounced
>differently, I have to wonder.
>Andrew Manar WHERE ARE YOU????
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