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Meaning of the name Muckenfuss
Posted by: Steven McAfoose (ID *****4108) Date: July 08, 2005 at 10:42:37
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I have been doing a bit of research about the Muckenfuss name and thought I'd pass on what I know and ask a few more questions.

During a recent trip to Germany I decided to visit Kohlberg where the Muckenfuss family is from. My German is pretty poor so I had a hard time speaking to the people of the village (and when I say village I mean if you blink you'll drive right through it) but eventually found a very friendly (and possibly hammered) man in the stubbe who pulled out a cell phone, dialed up his friend Hans Muckenfuss and proceeded to hand me the phone. After a very short and very confusing conversation I found out that there are no Muckenfuss' in Kohlberg. Instead, they apparently all live in a larger town a few miles away called Neuffen. But there are LOTS of Muckenfuss' in Neuffen. As far as Kohlberg goes, most of the documents I was looking for were destroyed during the Napoleonic wars and there's nothing left of the original church or graveyard. I took a picture of a plaque that they have on the front of the church there, unfortunately my German isn't good enough to be able to translate it.

I'm also aware that Muckenfuss translate to 'Mosquito Foot' and that they are most likely from the Suebi tribe which was orginally from the area near the Baltic Sea.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone could tell me anything more about this name. Mosquito Foot is kind of a strange name and didn't know if anyone knew the entimology of it or not.

Any help you could offer would be appreciated.

Steven McAfoose

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