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

Otto otto at schienke.com
Sat Dec 21 20:57:15 PST 2013

On Dec 21, 2013, at 5:53 PM, Krampetz at aol.com wrote:

> 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'  
> at,  
> but no definitive answer.
> Bob Krampetz
>    Researching Krampic & Krampitz surnams (mainly  around Lipno).    
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Be mindful that the designation Rumunki or Romanian is one of nationality.  
It does not qualify ethnicity. The Romanians settling were undoubtedly of German ethnicity.
A little cut & paste from Wiki:
The settlement of Romania began during the Ostsiedlung
	• Transylvanian Saxons - the largest and oldest, often simply equated with the Germans of Romania
	• Satu Mare Swabians and most Banat Swabians, groups of Danube Swabians in Romania
	• Transylvanian Landler Protestants
	• Zipser Germans in Maramureş (Borşa, Vişeu)
	• Regat Germans, including the Dobrujan Germans
	• Bukovina Germans (Târgu Neamț, Gura Humorului and Câmpulung Moldovenesc)
	• Bessarabia Germans (for the period 1918–1940)
See Democratic Forum of Germans in Romania for their official representation.

Romania was ruled by the Hohenzollern dynasty for awhile as was East Frisia, East Prussia, West Prussia, South Prussia and New East Prussia-etc. (known as Prussians since 1701 )

Here again we find the presence of the Teutonic Order of Knights.
(with enticements germans were being moved around)

. . .   Otto
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