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More on Slavic Origin
Posted by: Uncle Elmo Date: January 26, 2000 at 09:19:19
In Reply to: Tetzlaff German/Slavic Origin Solved? by Uncle Elmo of 141

Another respondant from the Sorbian Institute in Leipzig tells me:

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The name Tetzlaff is westslawischer [West Slavic] origin. It is derived from Teclaw. The name Teclaw is for the first time in the sources as Th(e)sizlaus 1189, a little later to 1229 also than Tezcezslaus (Těšislav). This word is derived from urslawischen [??] terms těšiti = glory and slava = fame, celebration.


So the numbers listed are dates - all that's unclear is the transition date from Tezcezslaus to Teclaw and from Teclaw to Tetzlaff...

Uncle Elmo

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