JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Schrenzel name meaning #general


Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>
 

(Eliezer Brauner elib8@bezeqint.net) wrote:

In the book Jewish Family Names and Their Origins: An Etymological
Dictionary, by Heinrich Walter Guggenheimer FE,Eva H., the meaning of
the family name Schrenzel is: "young man with slit court suit".
<https://books.google.nl/books?id=_dQP4nHgyVUC&lpg=PA678&q=schrenzel>

Well, that seems a bit stretched, as why should a diminuative mean young? And why
a "court suit"? And why should it come >from "schranz" in the sense of "tear"?
[it is a special kind of tear in the form of a triangel
<http://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/Schranz>]

What actually does it mean? Is it some kind of profession?
The -el in German and Yiddish is a diminuative, meaning small, not directly young.

Schrenz is a village, now a quarter of the town Zörbig,in Anhalt-Bitterfeld in
Germany,north-west of Leipzig. <https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schrenz_(Zörbig)>

Schrenz, populated place, 51°35' N 12°04' E, Germany 85.8 miles SW of Berlin 52°31'
N 13°24' E [Jewisgen gazetteer]

So it could[imho moore probably] be "the small man >from Schrenz",but etymological
declarations about famuily-names often are dubious, if the genealogy is unclear or
undeclared.

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Evertjan Hannivoort.
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