Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: Origin of Galician Surnames #galicia


Joseph Hirschfield
 

This is >from Ancestry.com:

According to family history, the Jewish surname originated >from the Palatinate.

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name >from either of two places
called Landau, in the Palatinate and in Alsace, named with Old High German
lant "land," "territory" and auwa "damp valley." According to family history, the
Jewish surname originated >from the Palatinate.

Joseph Hirschfield
Portage, MI USA
HIRSCHFELD, HERSZFELD, BUXBAUM, BUCHSBAUM, LINDENBAUM-
Sielec Bienkow, Skwarzawa, Jaryczow Nowy, Gliniany-GALICIA
MINOFF, MINOWICKI, MINOWITZKI-Brest Litovsk, Wysoko Litovsk-
BELARUS

Peter Haas <haases@gmail.com> wrote:

... I would really appreciate some help in steering me to sources
that may shed light on the origin of surnames of individuals
stemming >from there. The specific surnames are:

1. MARESSE/MAREHSE/MAHRESE
2. BATIST/BATTIST/BATISTE
3. FALEK
4. LANDAU

MODERATOR: Ancestry's source is the "Dictionary of American Family
Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4," searchable
free at http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx .

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