Re: seeking COP(P)ENHAGEN/KOP(P)ENHAGEN #scandinavia
At 10:23 22-02-2004, JOHNSON wrote:
I am not sure if I'm speaking to Elsebeth or Henning or if you are oneSorry, sometimes my e-mail program sends messages >from me with my husband,
Henning's name an address. I haven't found out why/how, and sometimes I
don't notice before it is too late.
Can you please give me the translation to English of Copenhagen?Copenhagen is the English name for Koebenhavn/København.
(As Elsinore is the English name for Helsingoer/Helsingør)
Stadthagen is a town in Germany a little west of Hannover.
As far as I know there is no translation.
Often people took on (or were given) the town >from which
they came as surnames - as is the case with Meier STADTHAGEN.
... KOPPENHAGEN was written on the clock face, and INot to my knowledge, but perhaps someone else with has...?
I assume the GOLDSCHMIDT of whom you speak was related to the followingGOLDSCHMIDT was too common a name to presume that
- and there is no sources that tell us that they are related!
Why would the family have gone under two names? This puzzles me.That is a looooong story:
You can read more about names and naming traditions on:
in many books on the topic!
Whilst looking through your Danish website, I found a Frederich Carl"aus Copenhage" just means that he originally came >from (or was born
in) Copenhagen (= Koebenhavn).
His surname is LANGE.
aged 11, ugift,ugift = unmarried
schuler,= pupil (schoolchild)
There is also a Caroline Hedwig Wilborg auf Fridericia aged 14,No they are not related at all!
Her surname is WILBORG and she comes >from the town of Fredericia
and is the daughter of the housewife's brother.
As far as you know where there any Jewish KOPPENHAGENs in this region?I don't know. I sent you what I have on KOPENHAGENs in Denmark as of now.
I hope I am not being too greedy for information, but I can't help it,Of course, that is precisely what this list is for.
And if you don't ask, you don't learn or get answers.
Besides, someone asked for a "Danish language course"
--- it has just started <VBG>
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinator & webmaster of JewishGen's