[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Kaschuben / Kashubs
udo-edelgard at freenet.de
Thu Oct 31 10:51:00 PDT 2013
The first surnames in Germany developed at the beginning of the 12th
century. Some people were named after their heritage or ethnicity: Reimann
= Rheinmann = a man from the Rhineland, Mittelstaedt from Mittelstadt or
Mittelstetten (diff. places), Noerenberg from Noerenberg near Szczecin,
Preuss = somebody from Preussen (Prussia), Pohl from Poland, Russ from
Russia... and Kaschube from Kashuby. They also could be merchants, who
travelled in this area.
Another Kashubian surname that I am researching is "Kublik".
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