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Subject: Re: German surname SCHEWHM / SCHWEMM
Author: thegriffon   (Authenticated as thegriffon)
Date: July 17, 2018 at 3:44:33 AM
Reply to: Re: German surname SCHEWHM / SCHWEMM by Andy ;—)
Is this a particularly Westpfälzisch group of names? Standard German for "roam/wander" is schweifen, but Westpfälzisch seems more inclined to nasalize b/f before n (although that's not uncommon in many languages, cf. -ram v -raban in OHG, and somnus v sopor- in Latin).
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