4 September 2017
How Do You Spell That?
"Fiegenbaum" by other means
If your family name is Fiegenbaum, you become familiar at an early age with the difficulty or creativity other people experience when trying to spell your surname (pronounciation is a totally different story). But nothing can prepare you for what lies in store for you when you begin to research your genealogy.
Here is a list of the disguises the family name has assumed at the hands of bureaucrats, enumerators, paper-pushers, registrars, transcribers, indexers, compilers, editors and mega data creators. It gives new meaning to the notion of a "simple search."
The correct spelling of the surname is not included in this list.