My last name and two brothers who moved to America from Alsace-Lorraine circa 1871
My last name is Serrott. My family had told me that the last name of the two brothers was something else, but once they got to America the last name was interpreted incorrectly and was written down as Serrott.
My family pronounces it as Sarit, rhymes with share it, but I've pronounced it as if it rhymes with sir ott. Don't know if that helps, but I want to know what the original last name was. I can't find any trace of Serrott in France or anywhere at all besides the US.
It's killing me to know. Apparently the signature had a line that went through the last two letters or something to create the perception that they were two T's rather than something else.