[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Origin of name Duwe?

Cynthia Howland bluebird07 at bellsouth.net
Wed Oct 31 11:48:29 PDT 2007

Hello List,

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?

Cynthia Howland

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