Another curious tidbit, a good number of British soldiers stayed after the revolution (first civil war), especially Hessians. My ancestor on my maternal grandfather’s line was a Hessian soldier (Dietz) that stayed. He was captured at Trenton, imprisoned, turned back as part of a prisoner exchange, captured and jailed again. After the war, he eventually settled along with some other Hessians in the area where Northumberland, Dauphin, and Schuylkill counties meet.
Given the large German stock in Pennsylvania, Hessian prisoners were sometimes put out on work release during the war and Pennsylvania was a relatively soft landing spot after the war.
The more I research, the more German roots I find. For example, I had originally thought I might have some Scottish roots as there are Campbells on my mothers side. Turns out it was originally Kembel of German roots, but they started going by Campbell sometime around WWI. They owned a store, so perhaps it was good for business.
The flip side of that are the Furmans, originally Fuhrmann, on my father’s side. They were farmers that started a cannery in the 1920s. In the 1960s, they started relabeling some of their tomato products Furmano’s for market in the Italian rich NJ/NY area. At some point in the late 1990s or early 2000s, they changed the name of the company to Furmano’s because their Furmano’s labeled product routinely outsold their Furman’s labeled product tomater where it was sold, even in the stores near their cannery.