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  • DentyCracker
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    ROTFLMAO

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  • Pego
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    It's amazing how often that happened especially with the Slavic or Hungarian names. Those clerks had a lot in common with LR.

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  • gh
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    heh-heh-heh....

    But here's how the Miiller came about. As Pego surmised, the family name was indeed Müller. But when they came through Ellis Island, they filled out a form, and the paterfamilias apparently wrote it so that the u was right on the line and when the immigration officer vetted it he didn't see the bottom stroke and converted the umlauted u into a pair of i's!

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  • hj197steve
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    cheap shot Garry.

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  • gh
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    OK, the real, absolutely true, not remotely made up, nothing but the facts version of how Kathy Miiller got such an unusual last name... are you ready for this? She was Kathy Travis and married a guy named Miiller!

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  • Jefferson Buffalo
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    >>Yes, but that's only part of the answer; how it happened is part of the ansewr, but it's not the real answer (am I being cryptic enough?)<<

    No, you're not. If you really wanted to be cryptic, you should have spelled it swaern the second time. :-)

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  • gh
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    Ich verstehe

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  • Rob
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    ..

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  • gh
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    Yes, but that's only part of the answer; how it happened is part of the ansewr, but it's not the real answer (am I being cryptic enough?)

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  • Pego
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    Since you said "Germanic", wasn't Müller modified to Miiller?

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  • hj197steve
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    father had the hiccups filling out the birth certification papers ?

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  • kuha
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    Whaat's so unuusuaal aboouut iit?

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  • marknhj
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    >Nebraska had a sprinter a few years back named Kathy Miiller. Where did she get
    >such an unusual last name?"

    Typo in T&FN? !

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  • gh
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    Nebraska had a sprinter a few years back named Kathy Miiller. Where did she get such an unusual last name?
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