[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Re: German form of Meychlow

Richard A. Stein ra_stein at telus.net
Fri Feb 20 09:01:33 PST 2004

Thanks to everyone who responded to this question.  The consensus is that the
name is MEICHEL.  It is quite a rare name but there are 34 listings in the
German telephone directory.  Another possibility is MEISCHEL.

A couple of people suggested the name is a derived from MICHAEL and could be
written MEYCHL or MICHL.

Consequently, I will use MEICHEL as a tentative translation of the name

Dick Stein

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard A. Stein
To: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 9:57 AM
Subject: German form of Meychlow

In a Polish language birth record, the mother's surname is given as MEYCHLOW.
What would be the correct German form?  The OW appears to be Polish ending
common in female names.  I searched the Pedigree Database for names beginning
with MEI and MEY, but did not see an obvious answer.  The only name with an L
was MEISEL.  Could the name be MEISCHEL?

Dick Stein

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