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My fathers grandparents came from Germany.  Their last name is WEIMORTS.

Is this a "English" version of Weimorz or Weimortz?
Also, what would be the correct pronounciation of WEIMORTS?

Thank You for your assistance.

Hello Jayne,

thank you for your question.

It is indeed possible that the name got changed when your great-grandparents came to the US. Beside Weimorz and Weimortz, I also found Weimertz / Weimerz as a possible source.

From a German perspective, the name "Weimorts" consists of two syllables: Wei - morts.
Wei is pronounced "veye"; this should rhyme with eye or why, but the first letter is pronounced like v in vision or vocabulary.
I am sure that you already pronounced morts mostly correct. The r isn't as soft as in English, and should be a soft rasping sound in the throat, but not too much. And the s in the end is sharp like in sea.

I hope this helps.

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