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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


David Barrett
 

grundwirth = BASIC
grundwirt = LANDLORD 


M.A. Miller
 

Sorry, the word "similar" in the first sentence is a cut-and-paste error. The sentence should read, "help with a common word..."

Mike M.


David Lewin
 

Grund is here the ground on which a building is erected

Grundwirth is the owner of the land - as opposed to the building.
In the UK there are many such situations where we have to pay ground rent and a building is not "freehold"

David Lewin
London


At 16:51 21/07/2020, M.A. Miller wrote:
Im 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. Im 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


Norma Klein
 

It seems that “Grundwirth” is an Austrian expression meaning farmer, equivalent to German “Landwirt“.