[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Surname Equivalent

Guenther Boehm GHBoehm at ish.de
Wed Apr 20 00:24:22 PDT 2005

gpvjem schrieb:

>    Is there a German equivalent to Olschweski (possibly Elsner?)
I would interpret it as the name of someone who came from a town, 
village, estate or farm called or derived from "Olsza".
olsza, olcha = alder (lat. alnus, ger. Erle). So the German translation 
would be ERLER, a quite common name.

Hilden, Germany

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