Subject: Re: The surname Diesel
Author: Lars C   (guest)
Date: April 5, 2013 at 4:11 AM
Reply to: The surname Diesel by Getb

The surname Diesel is derived from "d'IJssel", the IJssel being a river flowing through Europe. The "d'" particle in this setting means "of". So the meaning of the name Diesel is, quite simply, "from the IJssel".

The letter "IJ" is a Dutch letter, pronounced "ey".

Best regards,

Lars C

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