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Re: Meaning of name
Posted by: W Cary Anderson Date: August 18, 2001 at 10:37:59
In Reply to: Re: Meaning of name by Peter of 233

Hans Bahlow in his "Dictionary of Germany Names" and translated by Edda Gentry (Madison, Wisconsin: Univ. of Wis-Madison, 1993), 641 pp. +xliv. Edna Bahlow of Hamburg, Ger. holds the German copyright of 1967.
On page 120: ESCH derives from a place name or locality name. It refers to a dwelling place. It was found as "Lubbert von den Esch" in the Lower Rhine in 1550. "Lubbert from the Ash tree".
Thus, those who first took Esch as a surname dwelled by an ash tree. Escher means one who lived near an ash tree. Eschle is a for of Esch found in Swabia. Today parts of Wuerttemberg and Bavaria. The "le" is merely an affectionate ending. I have found "le" on the end of many names in the area of the eastern Schwarzwald.

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