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Posted by: John D. Ertel Date: July 28, 2000 at 19:31:23
In Reply to: ERTLEY /ERTLY COUSINS? by Cathy of 100

Cathy, concerning the origin of ERTEL, I quote from a letter I received from Germany:
The name ERTEL goes back to the meaning of "major of a villiage" (in Gernman "Bürgermeister" +ORTLER =OERTEL = ERTEL). As to my knowledge these names have its origin in the region of Southern Germany/Bavaria, Wurttemberg, and Austria. Unquote. My Ertel ancestors are from the village of Neuburg on the Rhine near Karlshrue,


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