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Subject: Re: Surname: Fitzmayer
Author: Andy ;—)   (guest)
Date: November 24, 2004 at 11:06:13 PM
Reply to: Re: Surname: Fitzmayer by Jim Young
I agree. The PHITZ-part made me suspicious, too. PHITZ- I haven't seen in German names, but as you say, there is PFITZ- like in PFITZ(N)ER. This is from PFÜTZNER (with a U umlaut), originally somebody living by a "Pfütze" (puddle, pool).
Bow the combination with Mayer may be coincidential, but it does make sense: "farmer by the pool".

Andy ;—)
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