kander25 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 28 16:48:01 PDT 2013
I think you might have good news/bad news. The bad news is that Rittergut
is not a specific place, it is generic. Ritter is the German word for
knight and gut is German for estate or manor, so it would have been a
noble's estate. The good news is, if your ancestor owned the estate, there
might be more records available, as compared to peasants. Do you have a
family name that is associated with the estate?
On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 4:59 PM, Gerald Klatt <gerald.klatt at shaw.ca> wrote:
> I believe Rittergut = estate. In other words, it means 'estate'.
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> My great grandmother is reported to have had to sell her deceased
>> husband’s estate in Pomerania circa 1840.
>> The word Rittergut is used to describe this land holding.
>> Is Rittergut a place or proper name or is it a generic name for a large
>> land holding ?
>> Lloyd Friedrick in British Columbia
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