[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
----- 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?
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