[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] RUMUNKI

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Wed Jun 29 17:41:09 PDT 2005

"Ve get too soon oldt und too late schmardt."

I remember the first message I got from Fred but not this one. <sigh>

At 04:46 PM 29/06/2005, Jutta Dennerlein wrote:

>There is also a posting to the SGGEE Discussion board by Jerry Frank.
>Dated Monday, April 16, 2001 - 06:56 am
>Issue:  Rumonki, in place-names
>"I had this same question when I was drawing my maps so I turned to a
>Polish researcher, Fred Hoffman who is an expert in Polish surnames
>and place names, and author of several books. He advised that Romunki
>/ Rumunki "comes from the German word, Rauming (umlaut on the a) and
>means a separate settlement, not one in or attached to a village, amid
>fields or in the woods, and leased by a farmowner. It can also be a
>waste or deserted area left after the woods have been cleared by
>German colonists."

Jerry Frank - Calgary, Alberta
FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca  

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