Same towns, other names #austria-czech


MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 3/10/2010 11:13:07 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
randols@... writes:
"My ancestral surnames are: AUSCH (Praha) AUSTERLITZ (Wien) BEER
(Lomnice, Radimer) BIEDERMANN (Bratislava, Wien) BITTNER (Breclav) . . . "
and so on.

It may help you to recognize that many of the cities you mention are
duplicate
names of the same city, taht vary with period and language. Thus
Bratislava = Pozsony and Pressburg
Brno = Bruenn
Breclav = Lundenburg
Praha = Prag or Prague
and so on.

It is worth checking out location names in a good atlas or dictionary for
other names
for your locations. You can search for towns of Jewish significance at
_www.jewishencyclopedia.com_ (http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com) , or at
_www.encyclopediajudaica.com_ (http://www.encyclopediajudaica.com) or
simply use any
web-browser. Better yet, check it out at jewishgen's ShtetlSeeker
< _http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp_
(http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp) >
which gives you all the names by whicch a location has been called and also
gives
you a wealth of maps, neighboring towns, distances.

Michael Bernet
New York

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