Another Surname
Okay, I know this seems soon after, but I have to make up for lost time trying to login here.
Another interesting surname I've heard is Zuendel. I have no info about it at all whatsoever, so any info is welcome.
Thanks in advance!

Andrew
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I think we had this before.German (also Zündel): from a diminutive of Zunder, a metonymic occupational name for a seller of kindling wood, from Middle High German zunder ‘tinder’.
(Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford)I want to add, that "Zunder"in Germany usually means the material taken from the mushroom and not a kind of wood, so Zunder or Zu(e)ndel would have been a collector of such mushrooms. (This is what my books say; Rosa und Volker Kohlheim, Familiennamen, Mannheim 2000)
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Thanks, Andy! What you said makes a lot of sense, considering the family's culture. Thanks again!
Andrew
Proud Adopter Of Many Lovely Punctuation Pets; See My Profile For Their Names."Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
Martin Luther King, Jr."It is not length of life, but depth of life."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

This message was edited by the author 3/30/2006, 1:28 PM

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