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Subject: Re: Last names ending in Stedt
Author: Marc   (Authenticated as picard)
Date: July 2, 2009 at 6:42 PM
Reply to: Last names ending in Stedt by Karyn

Grufstedt is Swedish and Knackstedt is German but -stedt has a completely different origin in the two names. The first one is a cognate of English stead 'place' while Knackstedt is an alteration of Knacksterdt which contains Low German stert 'tail'.

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