Slecht or Sleght? [closed]

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I merged Elting-3 and Eltinge-5, and the wives have different spellings also:

Sleght-28, Slecht-42, Slecht-77 are the files I've found so far.

So, who did Roelif/Roeloff Elting/Eltinge marry in 1672 in New Netherland:

Jacomeyntie / Jacomyntje Sleght / Slecht  ?

Thanks, Liz

WikiTree profile: Jacomentje Cornelise Slecht
closed with the note: for this profile, we went with Slecht (Slecht-23 being the lowest-numbered ID)
in Genealogy Help by Liz Shifflett G2G6 Pilot (467k points)
closed by Liz Shifflett
I received an e-mail from Kimball ( Everingham-7 ) about the last name: At some point there was a questions about the surname Slecht or Sleght. I've just come across some material that suggests that Slecht is the Dutch name, and Sleght is an American misspelling.

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From what I've seen Slecht is the Dutch spelling.  Like many Dutch names, misspellings and Anglicization of the name gave many variations.  By the time my great great grandmother is recorded, it was being spelled Slaght (pronounced /slack/)
by anonymous G2G2 (2.1k points)
selected by Liz Shifflett
Thanks! Looks like this one might be a generation-by-generation decision, if not profile-by-profile!

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