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Subject: Re: Stortenbeker
Author: Andy ;—)   (guest)
Date: September 29, 2007 at 6:37:55 AM
Reply to: Stortenbeker by Louise
Störte(n)be(c)ker is a German surname. It contains a whole sentence: "(Ich) stürze den Becher" (I gulp down the cup). It probably started out as a nickname for a drinker.

Th pirate Klaus Störtebeker from Wismar was beheaded in 1401 in Hamburg.

Source: Rosa und Volker Kohlheim, Familiennamen, DUDEN Mannheim, 2000

Messages in this thread:
  • Stortenbeker - Louise  Sep 29 2007, 12:48:48 AM
    • Re: Stortenbeker - Louise  Sep 29 2007, 8:13:45 AM
    • Re: Stortenbeker - Andy ;—)  Sep 29 2007, 6:37:55 AM