||Re: Surname of Slesdet
||Andy ;—) (guest, 188.8.131.52)
||January 16, 2006 at 7:56:24 AM
||Surname of Slesdet by Dee
Although someone on the sister board said, that wild guessings were not allowed, I'll try one (or two).
All I can think of for the DET part is DIET, a short form of names like DIETMAR or DIETHELM.
SLES probably was SCHLES originally. This reminds me of SLESINGER = SCHLESINGER > someone from Schlesien (Slesia in English?).
I found two more possible roots:
SLET (T and S taken for interchangeable, which often works) = "sleet"
SCHLISS = "to wear out/off"
But I have no idea what the connection could be between DIET and SLES in any of the meanings. DIET from SLESIA? But maybe someone else has a better idea.
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