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Pronounciation of Seiler
Posted by: Randy Saylor Date: April 21, 2000 at 06:44:45
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In the well respected book, German and Swiss Settlements of Pennsylvania by Oscar Kuhns, 1900; it is stated on page 243; "The Pennsylvania Germans pronounced ei as English a, and thus we find names Sailor (Seiler)".

Is it true that Seiler was pronounced like Sailor, Saylor, Seyler in Pa in the 1700's and early 1800's? How is it pronounced today?

This may be common knowledge to those visiting this list, but I do not know any Seilers.


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