Regular readers know that Trautvetter is one of my surnames of interest. While some readers may think the name is a figment of my imagination, it is not. It was my paternal grandmother’s maiden name.
I really thought I had seen every variant of this surname that was out there:
Today I discovered Traut Vetter.
One can almost see how it happened in this case. There was no first name entered for the person on the manifest and the initial transcriber decided the first name was “Traut” and the last name was “Vetter.”
I’m not certain it looks like Traut Vetter to me, but then again I’m not reading these manifests day after day until my eyes are buggy.
One more variant to add to the list.