Posted By:Diana Gale Matthiesen
Subject:Pennsylvania 'Deutsch'
Post Date:March 18, 2000 at 18:25:03
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There is a huge concentration of Germans in SE Pennsylvania, wrongfully called the Pennsylvania "Dutch." The majority are German (Deutsch), not Dutch.

So, yes, you will find them concentrated in this region. This can be both a blessing and a curse because the problem is so many of them had the same names. Unfortunately, Mary/Maria is a very common given name.

Good luck and good hunting.