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Georg or George
Walfried (Wally) Ort
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I have several Georg and George names on my site. I believe the first one is pronounced differently than the second one - a German-speaking member could confirm this. My query is if others know this at all and have been "assuming" that Georg is missing an "e" and simply add/correct the shorted name.

A good example is Georg Friedrich Handel the composer who spent many years in England where he was more commonly known as George Frederik Handel.

Walfried (Wally) Ort
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RE: Georg or George
Eric Dalton
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Georg is the German form. Would be pronounce Gay-org(same pronunciation of G on both ends). George is the English form.
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RE: Georg or George [2]
Walfried (Wally) Ort
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Thanks Eric, I kinda knew the answer already.

I was hoping to elicit a reply to acknowledge the mistake I keep seeing in Smart Matches by others. If it is spelled without the e at the end, should it not also spelled that way on My Heritage - it is in the archives that way. 

Walfried (Wally) Ort
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RE: Georg or George [3]
Eric Dalton
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I did misread your original post now that I look at it again. Sorry about that. I do know that after an immigration from Europe to the U.S./Canada it might take a generation or two to change within the family. Some of my family immigrated from Germany as Zimmerman and changed it to it's English form Carpenter. I am not sure exactly which generation it occurred so I just estimated and put that in the notes.
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