[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] name 'Luise'
marmel at pctcnet.net
Sat Nov 13 13:02:17 PST 2010
I've been extracting the 1700-1855 German church records of Blasheim,
northwestern Germany, for 4 years now, and the name "Luise" is spelled that
way up until the end of May 1853, when the church records start recording it
"Louise". I believe "Luise" was likely pronounced "Louisa". And in those
church books, the name Elizabeth is consistantly spelled "Elisabeth" so far.
Linda in Wisconsin
Blasheim: Windmoeller, Rowekamp, Kleinschmidt, Voss
Provinz Posen: Hedtke, Neumann, Schulz; Steinbach, Liebenau
Pommern: Hass, Voss
East Prussia: Gnoss
Volhynia: Steinbach, Liebenau, Gnoss
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> Looking at one source, Names, Nicknames and Misspelled Names by Nancy
> Ellen Carlberg, which is more a collection than an explanation, I had
> you would be most certainly correct, but not according to this book.
> says see Louise, Lucy and there are dozens of versions of those, but
> nothing close to Elizabeth, as would seem logical - Liza/Louisa/Luise.
> another source, German Names - A Practical Guide by Kenneth L. Smith, a
> scholarly approach, again, many versions of Elizabeth, but beginning with
> rather than Lo or Lu. Louise or Luise isn't even mentioned here. So
> Luise appears to derive from Louise or Lucy rather than Elizabeth..
> According to The Facts on File Dictionary of First Names by Dunkling and
> Gosling, again, lists of alternates and nicknames for Elizabeth along
> with its
> historical origin but none beginning with Lo or Lu. Louise is declared
> as the
> French feminine form of Louis. Lucy is stated to be the "normal English
> form of Lucia". Luise is not listed.
> If I locate anything to the contrary, I'll let you know.
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