Re: origin of family name AMSTERDAM #general
Roger Lustig <julierog@...>
Hamster--> Amster? Can't say I've ever encountered "Hamster" used as atoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
compliment. "Hamstern"="to hoard." I bet "Amsel" (blackbird) is just
as likely. As you suggest, that could be a kinnui for Asher.
Oh, and Glogau ins't quite in Posen; it's one of the two ancient Jewish
cities of Silesia, i.e., where the Jews weren't expelled in the 15thC.
(Zuelz is the other.) You can see Posen province >from Glogau on a clear
==Lars Menk lists only the city of Amsterdam as the source for the Amsterdam