[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Kaschuben / Kashubs

Edelgard Strobel 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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