[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Origin of name Duwe?
lloydfriedrick at telus.net
Thu Nov 1 13:22:07 PDT 2007
And, how about our family name SAMPERT, Lutherans that moved to Tomazov-Maz, Congress Poland and later To Alberta, Canada ?
Family oral history tells us they may have originated from the Alsace Lorraine area.
Sampert doesn't sound like a French name to me.
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From: Günther Böhm
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Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 2:39 PM
Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Origin of name Duwe?
Cynthia Howland schrieb:
>May I throw another name in for consideration? My grandmother's maiden
>name, Duwe. We were told by our parents that it was Duve' and it was a
>French name. When I began researching records I found the spelling was
>always Duwe and information that it was a German name. Does anyone know of
>the history of this name. Is there a French connection? My grandmother
>came to the U.S. from Poland and considered herself German. It may be the
>alternate spelling and French identification were misunderstanding on the
>part of the second generation?
yes, the DUVE surname (without accent aigu!) occurres in France since
early 17th century - but it is apparently not of French origin! In
Belgium the name 'DE DUVE' is quite common (even a Nobel Prize winner
bears it). It is of Flemish or other Lower German origin and means 'the
deaf' (this time 'de' is not a predicate of nobility but merely the male
article). Also in Germany the surname DUWE (DUVE, DOUVE, THUVE, TUWE) is
a Lower German variant of 'der Taube' which also stands for 'the deaf'.
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