juergen at bomert.de
Wed Nov 8 12:34:07 PST 2006
First, the suffix "itz" indicates clearly a slavic name !
Lechnitz (as used first) could f.e. be the name of a person, who came/was
born from/in Lechnitz = Lesnica, a town/village on the border between Poland
Lech is a typical polish first name, coming from the name of a legendary
polish duke (who perhaps founded Lechnitz). May be Lechnitz is used as a
name for a "royalist" ?!?
Think not so serious about this, its a smooth parquet - too many
Von: ger-poland-volhynia-bounces at eclipse.sggee.org
[mailto:ger-poland-volhynia-bounces at eclipse.sggee.org] Im Auftrag von Otto
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 8. November 2006 15:38
An: S G G E E
Cc: Earl.Schultz Schultz
Betreff: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Leichnitz
I am a bit wary about your introduction, "Ok you name experts..." I
am not much of an expert though, I think we are simply addicted to
details, even details have details... I've never been able to
describe more than the details. I consider all advice refurbished
error, answers a point of view, and in conclusion everything is but
But you did ask for opinions. I have many.
I am certain other opinions will follow after this, the more the
We would then like to hear your opinions Earl, harbored on the
First, on the 'very rare name' you mention, a quick 'google' produced
21,100 'leichnitz' on the Web alone, 4 'Leichniz', and 1 'Julia
Leichnic' in Lodz, Poland.
The 2000 Poland census named a male and female "Leichnitz" in the
Leichnitz is a Germanic name.
-Leich - body; shape
Gothic, Old Norse, Norwegian, Swedish, Old Frisian, Old Saxon, - "lik"
Old Danish, Danish, - "lig"
Old English - "lic"
Middle Dutch - "lijc"
Dutch - "lijk"
Middle Low German - "lik" "like" -gleichheit, gleichnis.
Old High German - "lih" (leiche, gleich)
Middle High German - "lich" - koerper
German - "Leiche" G"leich"
I'd venture on "like" or "likeness"
"nitz" as in Schnitz could indicate 'cut' or 'cut of'.
Nitz could well be as the following bit gleaned from a website:
A shortened form of Nicholaus.
Nicolai, Nikel, Nicze, Nitz, Nitzse, Nitzman.
Leich'nitz: the body; shape of Nicolaus, resembling Nicolaus?
An alter ego of Nicolaus? "Like Nicolaus"?
On Nov 6, 2006, at 10:44 PM, Earl.Schultz wrote:
> Ok you name experts...I'd like your opinion on the name Leichnitz.
> It is my
> maternal line and a very rare name. The earliest occurrance we've
> found has
> been in Thorn, Poland in the 1860-1870s and Neidenburg, Olsztyn is
> the early
> to mid 1600s (Lechnitz).
> I have little other information on the name but I will share more
> once I
> hear what others have to say.
> Incidentally, I record every occurrance of the name that I've come
. . . Otto
" The Zen moment..." wk. of November 05, 2006-
"The more mysterious it becomes... the more you understand."
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