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Subject: Re: Wormuth
Author: Andy ;---)   (guest)
Date: September 22, 2007 at 11:31:27 PM
Reply to: Wormuth by Paul
The Oxford Dictionary of Last Names esplains WORMUTH as a variant of Warmut, an old but very rare German personal name (not even listed in Seibicke's HDV!)

http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/fact.aspx?&fid=10&fn=&ln=Wormuth

The most likely translation of its first element seems to be "true" (German "wahr"). other possibiities are:

wara, "keep, pay attention"
warja, "defend"
warn, "warn"

Messages in this thread:
  • Wormuth - Paul  Sep 21 2007, 9:08:09 AM
    • Re: Wormuth - Andy ;---)  Sep 22 2007, 11:31:27 PM