German SIG #Germany Re: WELLSTONE - WEXELSTEIN #germany

gregor brand <Gregor.Brand@...> schrieb:
Does anyone know the original name of the family of Sen WELLSTONE of
Minnesota, who so tragically lost his life in a plane crash.
The father of Senator WELLSTONE was the Russsian Jewish immigrant Leon
WEXELSTEIN. The surname WEXELSTEIN (or the phonetically identical
WECHSELSTEIN) is of German respectively Yiddish origin. There are some
rocks in Germany with the name "Wechselstein".

It also may be that this surname has something to do with "wechseln"
(to change, especially money changing).

Gregor Brand, Bargstedt, Germany

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