[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Surname Equivalent

Jan Textor textor at glostrupnet.dk
Tue Apr 19 10:59:16 PDT 2005


The Polish surname is probably Olszewski (not Olschweski).  It is possibly 
derived from Olsza (Olcha), meaning alder, or Olszyna, meaning alder wood or 
alder forest.  The German word for alder is Erle.  I don't know if that is 
close enough for Elsner.


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>    Is there a German equivalent to Olschweski (possibly Elsner?)
> Thank you for the help.
> John Marsch
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