Re: Bamberger (and other town-based family names) #germany


garnstein@...
 

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
or 1810?"

Maybe. Here is an actual but different example. I will leave the locality
unnamed:

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@...

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