[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] What does "Rum" or "Rumunki" mean?

Jerry Frank franklyspeaking at shaw.ca
Sat Dec 21 18:50:43 PST 2013

Actually you already have the answer.

Many villages in Poland are designated with the suffix name, Niemieckie.  Others have Polskie.  Niemieckie = German so Mokro Niemieckie is German Mokro and a km or so away you have Mokro Polskie - Polish Mokro.  These designations are about the origins of the village so that Germans could certainly be living in Mokro Polskie.

The same is true for Rumunki villages.  Their origins indicate settlement by Romanians but Germans could be living there now.


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Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] What does "Rum" or "Rumunki" mean?

While examining the detailed map of Lipno and area, at mapywig.org,  I  find
many village names preceded with "Rum" or "Rumunki".   
Google translates Rumunki as "Romanians".    
I did find that this question was asked on this list in 2005 and 'guessed'  
but no definitive answer.
Bob Krampetz
    Researching Krampic & Krampitz surnams (mainly  around Lipno).    
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