Marcus Poulin <photonicbandgap@...>
Could such French names such as Valyntin or Valentin be showing up stemming from
the time when France controlled Rheinland Pfalz (the Rhineland Palatinate region)
in the 17th century?
Certainly many other times in Franco-German history that French names and
cognates could have undergone intercultural transference / exchange. Sincerely,
Marcus Poulin Spokane, WA USA searching OBERT, OBERSTEIN Germany