Re: Could BROD and BROTMAN be the same name? #general


Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

Amy Bess Cohen (amybesscohen@gmail.com)
wrote on 01 Oct 2016 in soc.genealogy.jewish:

[...] So could BROD and BROTMAN be the same name? Or were the records
in the US just based on family members confusing the two surnames?
Well it could, however:

BROD probably means someone >from one of the many places called Brod,
as Brod is a common Slavic toponym, meaning "ford" [= a shallow place with
good footing, where a river or stream may be crossed by wading, riding or
driving]. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brod>

BROTMAN, imho, would be Yiddish for "bread-man",
so a baker or seller of bread.

Not quite the same, isn't it.

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