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Subject: Re: re history of surname
Author: Satu   (guest)
Date: April 14, 2003 at 12:47 AM
Reply to: re history of surname by ramcke

Hi!

Ramcke is a first name also used as a surname. It's a Low German pet form of Old German first names starting or ending with Ram-/-ram, like eg. Rambert (raven + bright) or Wilram (will + raven). So the ram-part means raven. The suffix -cke/ke is a diminutive suffix, so Ramcke means "little raven".

Hinrichs is a Low German surname meaning "son of Hinrich". Hinrich is a Low German form of the Old German first name Heinrich (the English form is Henry). Heinrich means "home" + "rich, mighty".

The names Ramcke + Ramke and Hinrichs + Hinrichsen are still very popular in this area. I live in Holstein!!! ;-)

Regards, Satu

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  • re history of surname - ramcke  Apr 12 2003, 12:36 PM
    • Re: re history of surname - Satu  Apr 14 2003, 12:47 AM