Meaning and Subtext of "Grundwirth" #names


M.A. Miller
 

I’m looking for translation help with a similar common word for an
occupation or status which appears in numerous family documents from
Galicia Province in the 19th-century. The word is “Grundwirth,”
sometimes spelled “Grundwirt,” meaning a landlord. I’m interested in
knowing if this word has a specific implication or connotation, like
many old occupation words.

Hauswirt and sometimes Grundbesitzer can also mean “landlord.” Are
these words interchangeable, or does grundwirth have a special
meaning?

Is the presence of the “h” at the end significant, or is just a minor
spelling variation between Germans and Austrians?

Thank you for any help.

Mike Miller
New York, USA



Researching in Galicia:
Gliniany: FRIEDEL, GRUNBAND
Gologory: SAFRAN, BORITZ
Zolynia: JOKEL, SATTLER
Researching in Bessarabia:
Lipkany: WALLACH
Edineti: MEILER

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