Hans M Unger wrote: "...I asssume the explanation is that anybody choose
this name after the town Bamberg according to the decree of Napoleon in 1808
Maybe. Here is an actual but different example. I will leave the locality
A woman, unmarried, had an extramarital child. The Register (Matrikel) shows
the father to be somebody >from Frankfurt. The child is listed in the
Matrikel as "Frankfurter."
George Arnstein in Washington, DC garnstein@...