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Subject: Re: Meaning of name Woltjen
Author: elbowin   (Authenticated as elbowin)
Date: April 25, 2019 at 6:06:21 AM
Reply to: Meaning of name Woltjen by Ann Frances
-jen (also spelled -gen or -chen) is a German diminutive ending (making things smaller and more likeable).

While Wold is indeed a low German word for forest, it is not necessarily the source of the name. Much more likely is the Germanic name element wald "to rule, to lead" also present in the given name [Walter].

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