Re: Schrenzel name meaning #general
1) The Guggenheimer & Guggenheimer book does not have a very goodtoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
reputation. See Alexander Beider's review in Avotaynu about 10 years
ago. Many of its derivations are demonstrably wrong; others are
fanciful; and others contradict their own (curious) principles.
2) Beider's own _A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames >from the Russian
Empire_ says that the origin of the surname is uncertain. It could refer
to an old Germanic word for "beloved," or possibly have something to do
with the given name Sprinze. He notes an early use of the surname:
Mordechai SHRENTSEL, who lived in Lwow in the 17thC.
3) There might be further information in Beider's book on Galician
surnames as well.
Princeton, NJ USA
(Eliezer Brauner firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:In the book Jewish Family Names and Their Origins: An Etymological<https://books.google.nl/books?id=_dQP4nHgyVUC&lpg=PA678&q=schrenzel>