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Re: anne bratt

Posted: 4 May 2007 5:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hey Cathy, Anne's ancestors left Norway for Holland circa 1500 and settled in Fort Orange, now Albany NY, about a century later. They were actually Bradts, not Bratts and took that spelling after the British took over New Holland. The Mesnards changed the pronunciation of their name to appear English. It was normal for the French and Dutch to appear as English as possible to avoid discrimination. The term Yankee was coined during the colonial period of the US as a derogatory name for the Dutch, meaning 'little cheese'.

It is most unlikely any of our Bradts went to England but certanly not impossible.
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Carolyn Edmundson 17 Jul 2000 2:52AM GMT 
makubeck 9 May 2000 4:43AM GMT 
April Estes 7 Jul 2000 11:57PM GMT 
To:April Estes/From: C. Edmundson 9 Jul 2000 7:12PM GMT 
m.bratt 6 May 2000 1:08PM GMT 
April Estes 7 May 2000 12:46AM GMT 
April Estes 7 May 2000 12:47AM GMT 
Terence Bennett 5 Jul 2000 7:17AM GMT 
cmlong 18 Apr 2001 7:23AM GMT 
ron_mesnard 4 May 2007 11:09AM GMT 
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