ways to research possible connections among surnames with strong commonalities #galicia


Maurice Mittelmark <maurice.mittelmark@...>
 

My family name is Mittelmark, and my research now takes me to this
question: what are ways to research possible connections among
surnames with strong commonalities?

In the document "Surnames in Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from
Galicia" (http://www.avotaynu.com/books/DJSGNames.htm), these are
all names with M I T T E L, in various combinations:

Mittel, Mittelbauer, Mitteldorf, Mittelmann, Mittelmark, Mittler

I have supposed that Mittelmark might be connected to an area of the
same name near Potsdam/Berlin, but I have no evidence of this.

Can anyone enlighten me on how to approach my question, stated again:
what are ways to research possible connections among surnames with
strong commonalities?

With thanks,

Maurice Mittelmark
Bergen, Norway

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