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Decipher please. One, maybe two words. Is it Dutch or German or another?
« on: Tuesday 12 January 21 17:27 GMT (UK) »
Attached is the only word I have for this mystery.  No other reference to that handwriting.  Is it one or two words.  Name or place name.  Said to be from early 1900s.  Even a language may help.  Thanks.

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Re: Decipher please. One, maybe two words. Is it Dutch or German or another?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 12 January 21 17:30 GMT (UK) »
any chance of a larger clip showing more text

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Re: Decipher please. One, maybe two words. Is it Dutch or German or another?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 12 January 21 17:32 GMT (UK) »
And context please  - what sort of document is it from?
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 said to be nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Halifax & Pictou, NS: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON


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Re: Decipher please. One, maybe two words. Is it Dutch or German or another?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 12 January 21 17:40 GMT (UK) »
I wish I had more.  It is only a persons name or the destination on a dispatch docket from a German company I understand, and there is no other same source handwriting I can get/find.  Im trying to link this name to other history and determine if this is for a person, or for a town or city.  Ive previously been told it seems to be Eastern Europe, and not a person.  It may well be impossible.  Thought Id give it a shot to maybe even get the alphabet more or less correct and even try a wildcard Google search.  Im blanked right now,  thank you for trying.

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Re: Decipher please. One, maybe two words. Is it Dutch or German or another?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 13 January 21 14:05 GMT (UK) »
My first thought was Russian - it looks like a u with a little line over the top (sorry can't remember the proper word) which sounds like 'ee' in Russian. Also a 'p' with a long tail which I think is a 'r'


But it's many years since I failed O level Russian so probably wrong.


I do think it's along those lines though & guessing it's a place name


Pat
King, Richardson, Hathaway, Sweeney, Young - Chelsea, London
Richardson - Rayne Essex
Steward, Hindry, Hewitt - Norfolk, North Walsham area

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Re: Decipher please. One, maybe two words. Is it Dutch or German or another?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 13 January 21 14:08 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, RooPat.  All thoughts gladly accepted.  🤩. 🦘🦘🦘

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Re: Decipher please. One, maybe two words. Is it Dutch or German or another?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 13 January 21 15:41 GMT (UK) »
I think this could be German, Stterlin or Kurrent.
The little line over the top of the "U" is quite common and used to differentiat between letters
see attachment.

I had a go at reading this and came up with
Lykuso(k?)ow

I found nothing that could help. No hits for names or places.
If i am right on the word ending in "ow" then this could be a place name.

Heres a link to places ending in OW, red area
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/-ow

Dave


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Re: Decipher please. One, maybe two words. Is it Dutch or German or another?
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 13 January 21 18:33 GMT (UK) »
Thank you,  davecapps !   Much appreciated.  Im beginning to think this could be a shop name, and of course that could be a place/person/descriptive word.  Ill play with the letters, and Google a bit.  Cheers.