Fleischhauer an occupation? #austria-czech

Zeev Raphael <zeevra@...>
 

Dear Peter,

You asked: "What is a Fleischhauer? I looked in a German Dictionary and found
no such word, but "hauer" means tusks and of course "fleisch" is flesh or meat.
I found a verb, "hauen" which means to beat, but flesh beater makes to
sense either.

Fleischhauer means "meat cutter". Like Fleischhaker, Fleischman & Fleischer,
these names were assumed by butchers.
From: :Jewish Names" by Kaganoff.

Best wishes,
Zeev Raphael, Haifa
e-mail: zeevra@...

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