Subject: Re: Last name Kaukl
Author: thegriffon   (Authenticated as thegriffon)
Date: October 17, 2020 at 7:22 AM
Reply to: Re: Last name Kaukl by Karen W

there's not much difference. "kau" should be pronounced like "cow" (cf. Bauer/Bower). The name seems to have originally been recorded as Küml or Kümmel in the 18th C. (probably by folk-etymology of a Czech name), subsequently known as Koukl, with the Kaukl spelling dominant among his grandchildren (still in Bohemia). The change may be purely administrative, as in the 18th C German was the dominant language of administration in Bohemia.

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