Can anyone tell me if Floerchinger is German ?
I believe Floerchinger is German, but I'm not 100 percent sure. What does Floerchinger mean, & what is it's origin ?
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Floerchinger (Flerchinger, Fleurchinger) means 'the one from Flörchingen'. Flörchingen is a town in Lothringen. Old names include Florichingae, Florikingae, Florikengae.
The French call this town Florange. Fleurange is the equivalent French surname.
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The surname is German: it has two different spellings:

FLOERCHINGER
FLORCHINGER (with two dots on the first "o")

You can find it on the german telephone directory

www.dastelephonbuch.de/NSAPI/Anfrage

The surname are pronounced exactly the same. But the second form is more common.

They are spread in many different cities and towns.
Among them I know the names of:

SPEYER
BOCHUM
HEIDELBERG

You can find Floerchinger also in Ellis Island Site:
www.ellisisland.org
I ignore the meanong of this surname.

Regards

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