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Re: Meaning of the name Muckenfuss
Posted by: Steven McAfoose (ID *****4108) Date: February 08, 2007 at 10:35:00
In Reply to: Meaning of the name Muckenfuss by Steven McAfoose of 82

Just wanted to post an update on here.

I have since had the sign from the town translated by a very kind, distant cousin but it wasn't of very much help as far as family history goes. I failed to mention it before, but both Kohlberg and Neuffen are in Baden-Wurttemburg in an area called Esslingen. It's probably about 15 miles south east of Stuttgart. Kohlberg currently has a population of a little over 2300 people and Neuffen is roughly 3 times that size.

I had originally theorized that the Muckenfuss family had fled Kohlberg during it's destruction during the 30 years war, but after looking at the dates a bit closer, there are records of birth for the Muckenfuss' after 1648, which was the end of the 30 years war.

I am still working on contacting the Muckenfuss' of the area to see if they know how that happened.

I have also found out that the translation of Mosquito Foot is not entirely accurate. The Mucke is small insect more closely related to a horse fly that is native to the Swabian area of Germany. In other areas, this term is used to describe mosquitos but given the area of German our family is from, it's unlikely.

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