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Origin of our surname ...
Posted by: Bill Delker (ID *****6500) Date: June 09, 2002 at 17:19:17
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Hello Everyone ,
Over the years , I've been asked by other genealogist
what is the origin of our surname , well since I'm
only going with what data we have on hand , I 'll
try to answer that with a document that was sent
to me 10 years ago . It says : The German surname
,( Delker ), has three origins . 1. nickname origin .
2. personal or physical characteristic of original bearer .3.occupational origin . O.K. then. In this instance ,the surname Delker derives from the Swabian dialect word " dolken " ,
meaning clumsy . ( No offense , mind you ). Alternatively ,the surname Delker derives from the middle high German " tolken " , meaning to mumble , or
babble . Here again , please don't take offense .
It is after all only paper documents I'm reading this off . Alternatively , the surname Delker is of occupational origin , deriving from the trade of the original bearer . In this case , the surname derives from the middle high German " tolke " and the middle
high German " tolmelts " meaning translator . The surname Delker and it's variant forms of " Tolker ,
Tolke , Dolk and Dolker " can be found in documents dating back to the fifteenth century . One such case is " Cuntz Doelgg " was a resident of Hundersinger ,near Saulgau in the year 1412 ." Aubeling
Tolker " was residing in Dornstetten , near Freudenstadt , in 1472 . " Daniel Tolcke " was a brewer in Zittau in 1702 . A coat of Arms was granted
to a family named " Delker " from Wittendorf , county of Freudenstadt , Germany . Well , I hope that answers all or most of your questions concerning
surname origins , if not , feel free to e - mail me anytime . Thank - you , Bill Delker ...lgldelker@msn.com ...


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