[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Re: Schmelzer evolved from name Schmalz?
esonnenburg at porchlight.ca
Fri Dec 3 12:00:53 PST 2004
I don't think those two names of Schmalz and Schmelzer come from the same root.
Schmelzer comes from the word "schmelzen" which means "to smelt".
The occupation of iron worker. He probably made tools, railings or farm
The word Schmalz kind of turns my stomach because that is what as a kid
we had on our sandwiches. It was like having a pail of bacon fat after it
with a taste that was very similar. It was smeared thick on bread.
I remember an old GR relative once watching me smear a thin layer of butter
on my bread. She took my bread and spread butter about a 1/4 inch thick.
When people were hungry having fat in food was important. Now we look for
foods with less fat.
At 01:41 PM 03/12/04, you wrote:
>Can you tell me if the Schmalz name evolved into the Schmelzer name? My
>grandmother's maiden name was Schmeltzer or sometimes spelled Schmelzer.
>Researching names: Purat/Porat; Schmeltzer/Schmelzer; Raminow/Ramin;
>Haberkorn; Leschwitz; Ast; Nass; Polnau, Fenske, and Kelber.
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> > 1. Re: Schmaltz in Schwabia (Swabia) was: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia]
> > new file (Howard Krushel)
> > 2. Canadian Naturalization Databases (gpvjem)
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> > Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 08:30:21 -0700
> > From: "Howard Krushel" <krushelh at telus.net>
> > Subject: Re: Schmaltz in Schwabia (Swabia) was: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia]
> > new file
> > To: "Reiner Kerp" <mail at reiner-kerp.de>, "S G G E E"
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> > For those with relatives originating from the South-west region of Germany
> > (settlers generally known as Schwaben who spoke a Schwaebisch dialect) are
> > fortunate in that there was a substantial amount of good literature about
> > this group. Just to mention a few authors, Max Miller, Otto Heike, Erich
> > Weise, Werner Hacker, etc. All of these published extensive lists of
> > settlers and usually, where they came and where they settled.
> > Weise lists the S.W. German settlers who were recruited from 1799 to 1804
> > and moved to present day Poland, by an agent known as "von Nothardt".
> > In his book, a Christian Schmalz, with a family of 5, is listed as coming
> > from Wuerttemberg and settles in Springberg by Gross-Gollo, Amt
> > Gnesen, south east of Wongrowitz).
> > Howard Krushel
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Reiner Kerp" <mail at reiner-kerp.de>
> > To: "S G G E E" <ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org>
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 1:52 AM
> > Subject: Schmaltz in Schwabia (Swabia) was: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] new file
> > > Dear fellow searchers,
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> > Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2004 10:09:58 -0600
> > From: gpvjem <gpvjem at sasktel.net>
> > Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Canadian Naturalization Databases
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> > a..
> > b.. The following is an excerpt from the most recent Legacy newsletter
>which may be of interest to members of the Listserve.
> > John Marsch
> > ----------------------------
> > a.. Canadian Naturalization Databases Online, 1915-1932
> > The Canadian Naturalization databases at the National Archives of Canada
>contain references to about 200,000 people who applied for and received
>status as naturalized Canadians from 1915 to 1932. During that period, the
>Government of Canada published the lists of names of those naturalized
>subjects in the annual reports of the Secretary of State (Sessional Papers)
>and in the Canada Gazette. These two databases, produced by the Jewish
>Genealogical Societies of Montreal and Ottawa, make it possible to search
>those annual lists by name.
> > In 1901, there were 5.3 million Canadians, of which only one in 20 were
>not "British-born," a term that was used for Canada, England and other
>countries of the British Commonwealth. By 1911, due to a wave of immigration
>from continental Europe and the United States, one in 10 Canadian residents
>were from non-Commonwealth countries.
> > Many of these non-British immigrants did not speak English, and often
>had names that English speaking people had never before encountered. As
>well, they often had no firm plans as to where they would make their new
>homes in Canada. These factors pose major problems for today's genealogical
>researchers trying to trace the movements of their direct ancestors and
>other relatives. We may know whence they came, but it's not always known
>what names they used, and where they went.
> > These searchable online databases are one of the few Canadian
>genealogical resources specifically designed to benefit those researchers
>with roots outside of the British Commonwealth. References located in the
>databases can be used to request copies of the actual naturalization
>records, which are held by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
> > Please point your browsers to:
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