Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Question on a theory on the origin of the surname Meixler #hungary
i would say the short answer is not likely - at least not in hungarian.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
miskolc is pronounced meesh-koltz, and even if it were reversed in
that way, meek-sholtz would not be written with an x, which, as far
as i know, is only used in loanwords in hungarian. (miksa is the
hungarian version of maximilian.)
likewise, i don't believe that yiddish uses x, as such. (for
example, FUCHS would be written peh-vav-kuf-samech?)
and the -ler suffix is usually an occupation. the similarity to
WECHSLER (origin: old german for money changer) might be a clue.
but that's just my opinion.
....... tom klein, toronto