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Because we want your sign to be perfect, here are the resources we used to make sure we create your sign properly.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
 

1. http://www.grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/plurals.htm

When a family name (a proper noun) is pluralized, we almost always simply add an "s". So we go to visit the Smiths, the Kennedys, the Grays, etc.

When a family name ends in s, x, ch, sh, or z, however, we form the plural by added -es, as in the Marches, the Joneses, the Maddoxes, the Bushes, the Rodriguezes.

Do not form a family name plural by using an apostrophe; that device is reserved for creating possessive forms.
Examples would be the Messmann’s house, the Smith’s cat, the Miller’s car.
 
If you want to make a name plural, it follows the same spelling rule as any other kind of noun. So we write that I live next door to the Smiths. No apostrophe--no letter is left out, the word is not possessive.

We would also write that the Smiths live next to the Joneses. Here -es is added to Jones because the singular word ends in an s, just like we make dresses from dress.
 

Q: Proper family name plural?
A: Apostrophes are never used to form the plural of any proper noun.

"The Herberts will attend."
NOT: "The Herbert`s will attend."
Add -s to make most last names plural.
Add -es to those that have endings with sounds such as ch (as in Hatch, but not as in Bach), s, sh, x, and z.
"The Joneses will tour Hong Kong. "
 

Please note: We will insert an apostrophe when requested, however we will not guarantee the sign and will not accept any returns or replacements due to error. If once the sign has been painted and/or received it is then determined by you or the recipient of the sign that the apostrophe usage is indeed incorrect, we will require that a new order be placed, including full payment, for a new sign.
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