JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: How to decipher a compound surname, Austro-Hungarian style? #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 7/20/2002 2:53:04 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
shgarber@... writes:

<< In my relentless quest to ferret-out documents about ZLOCZOWERs, I found a
Mr. Feibisch ZLACZOWER V. HALLER.
I guessed that HALLER might be his mother's maiden name. I'd found another
ZLOCZOWER whose mom was a HALLER, so I made a leap-of-faith that they might
be siblings. Does anyone know what surname A v. surname B meant in Austrian
or German context? >>

Generally, in German documents of Jews, I have found v.
to be an abbreviation of von, meaning "from" and not
as part of a "noble" title.

The next word would therefore be the name of the location where the person
was born, or last lived. I would start off by assuming that both your
ZLACZOWERs came >from the town of HALLER. and, given the relative rarity of
the ZLACZOWER name, most likely related.

There are two Hallers on shtettelseeker:
HALLER 47.29N 10.35E in Austria
HALLER 47.55N 9.38E in Germany

Michael Bernet, New York <mBernet@...>
seeking
WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina); BERNET,
BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;
GOLDSCHMIDT (B. Homburg, Hessdorf). ALTMANN (Silesia); TIMMENDORFER

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