[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Suffix -ke

Linda Bowen lindakbowen at cox.net
Sat Nov 16 12:16:20 PST 2013

It is my understanding that it indicates Slavic influence.
In my family my Schmidtke was  probably Schmidt   at one time.
On 11/16/2013 12:39 PM, Katrin Hanko wrote:
> Hi,
> could somebody explain me the meaning or origin of the suffix -ke in many German family names - like Radke, Reschke, etc. etc.
> Katrin Hanko
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