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Subject: Re: Pottruff
Author: Marc   (Authenticated as picard)
Date: July 20, 2009 at 6:55 PM
Reply to: Pottruff by ADT

There is every indication that Pottruff is an alteration of Pottorff - both are found in Pennsylvania in the 1800s - and that the latter is itself an alteration of the German name Batdorf as shown at http://tr.im/tg4J. Batdorf comes from a placename (Dorf means 'village') which has yet to be located as indicated at http://www.ancestry.com/facts/batdorf-name-meaning.ashx.

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  • Pottruff - ADT  Jul 20 2009, 4:26 PM
    • Re: Pottruff - Marc  Jul 20 2009, 6:55 PM