Sass/Sahs Hamburg reply - Can anyone help translate?

Hello Cactus Flower,
Can't help, just look at the mess Google translation did! although I can
guess the gist of what it says. It appears that Germany, as in Scotland and
England put a symbol before the consonant to indicate that consonant was a
double one 'ss'. For instance I am researching the name 'Shirass' in
Scotland - unfortunately when the modern transcribers see the original
handwritten name, they type 'Shirrafs'. It looks in all probability that
that is what has happened to your surname.