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Re: Sink name origin
Posted by: Harold Sink (ID *****5416) Date: April 15, 2010 at 22:23:54
In Reply to: Re: Sink name origin by Kevin L. Sink of 409

Kevin,

Your Henry Sink is mine as well. His sons fought in the Revolutionary War together. I believe that afterwards one changed the spelling to Sink while the other chose Zink. This is probably why so many of us are confused today with our genealogy research. Many people changed the spelling of their last names either for safety's sake or to make it easier for others to spell and/or pronounce.

Many ships left from Rotterdam during the mid 1700s for the new America. Among the people on them were Germans seeking a better way of life. I can scan what I have and email it to you, if you like.

Let me know if there is any information you may need.


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