Re: family name STELZER #galicia


Saulzee@...
 

Dear Naomi,
As to the meaning of the name STELZEN, in addition to being someone who walks
on stilts, to entertain as at a carnival it also can refer to someone who
came >from Stelzen or a dweller in a narrow field. So, it has several
potential derivations depending on the situation when the surname was either
voluntarily or forcefully adopted.
Saul Zeichner

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