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Subject: Re: German surname SCHORZ
Author: thegriffon   (Authenticated as thegriffon)
Date: February 7, 2019 at 3:57:03 PM
Reply to: German surname SCHORZ by Andy ;—)
Schurz, skirt, shirt and short are variants of the same root. Schorz seems likely to belong to this group as well. The primary meaning is "short", hence "short (garment)". I would think this is just an ablaut grade, or belongs to a particular dialect or a different German language, e.g. Nedersassisch.
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