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Re: Surname Origin
Posted by: Thomas Henke Date: July 01, 2001 at 17:30:24
In Reply to: Re: Surname Origin by Kerstin Henke of 282

According to the book "Duden. Familiennamen - Herkunft und Bedeutung von 20,000 Nachnahmen" (available in US through www.amazon.de), Henk(e) is a "Koseform von Heinrich zuruckgehende Familiennamen".

"Koseform" means "affectionate name" or "pet name". The book goes on to note under "Heinrich" that the name was very popular . . .

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Thomas Henke
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