JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Surname SCHMAUS / SMAUS #general

Udi Cain

Daniel Gee asked:

A friend is seeking information about her surname which is SMAUS.
I believe her family may have hailed >from Germany whewas SCHMAUS.
One branch escaped the ward and settled in London, England.
I have checked the FTJP for this name and have found nothing.
Does this name mean anything to anyone?
Also can anyone sugges what the name may have derived from?
In my new book about Jewish families and communities in Posen province
Prussia, I quote Rabbi Dr. Aaron Heppner, who wrote about a SAMOSZ from
Kampen, and I also quote Rabbi Dr. Louis Lewin who wrote about Rabbi SAMOSZ
from Brody.
Best regards,
Udi Cain, Jerusalem.

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