History From America's Most Famous Valleys
The following is a list of German surnames and their English equivalents. Names were changed by direct translation, by spelling the word in English the way it sounded or by modifying the word. The German "B" was often changed to "V", "I" was changed to "Y", "K" to "C", "KI" or "LICH" to "LEY", "SCH" to "SH" or "S" and "U" to "OO". This list is supplied by Mrs. Anita A. Smith.
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