[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Umlaut on letter "y"

Spaghettitree at aol.com Spaghettitree at aol.com
Wed Nov 10 19:39:46 PST 2010

In some very old records, yes; I have seen not only the a, o, u with  an 
umlaut but also the i and y and e.    The sound may help you  more than the 
spelling, centuries before there were spelling  rules.    It's pretty much a 
given that names will have varied  spellings - and none is necessarily 
In a message dated 11/10/2010 7:31:50 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
kander25 at cableone.net writes:

I have  come across a name spelled Byging (has an umlaut on the y). My  
grandmother's last name was Bieging. Could this be this same  name?

I have never seen a y with an umlaut before. I'm wondering if  someone can
shed some light on  this.

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