In the 800's the King of England gave land called East Anglia to "Saxons along the Rhine River" to protect his realm from the Vikings. This area is the Norfolk area today. This is from where the Crowell family of England came who settled on Cape Cod by 1635.
So it looks like the Saxons came to England in 800 then spread over England into Scotland retaining the German spelling then in the 1600's went back to Germany perhaps not knowing of the original connection.
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