Re: origin of WOLFSKEHL #general


Jeff Richards < richards@... > wrote to me:

<< According to Hans Bahlow, Deutsches Namenlexikon, Wolfskehl can be
either a composite name like Wolfsdruessel, Wolfsgurgel, Wolfsdarm, or
a place name, based on Wolfskehlen bei Darmstadt.>>

==In German, Druessel, Gurgel, Darm, are all--like Kehle--body parts.

==Hearing that Wolfskehlen is a geographic location ought to reinforce
the thought that when in doubt about a Jewish family name, hunt for it
first in's shtettelseeker. It's amazing how many Jewish
names--especially in Germany--are derived >from geographic locations.

Michael Bernet, New York <mBernet@...>

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina); BERNET,
BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;

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