French SIG #France Re: nickname #france

Lifshitz-Krams Anne

I found this in an onomastic dictionary, maybe it can help:
"Ochsenbein, name existing in the Haut-Rhin, meaning "pied-de-boeuf" (maybe
a shopsign for an inn)".
Maybe your ancestor had an inn or a shop with this shopsign?

Anne Lifshitz-Krams
CGJ - Paris France

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pierre Hahn" <pierre28@...>
To: "French SIG" <frenchsig@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2008 8:19 PM
Subject: [frenchsig] nickname

I have an ancestor who was nicknamed (AKA) "pied de boeuf" . What
connotation is attached to such a name ?

Pierre M Hahn, San Francisco

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