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Subject: Re: Surname
Author: thegriffon   (Authenticated as thegriffon)
Date: November 11, 2020 at 7:31 AM
Reply to: Surname by Frimml

Frimmlova is apparently just "daughter of Frimml", a Slavic patronymic borne by female members of the family. That's why it may appear to be two different surnames merging into one, the daughters would be Frimmlova, and the sons just Frimml. The name appears to be Austrian, hence it's spread east throughout the old Austro-Hungarian empire and the variant Frimml/Frimmlova. The root is not Fri-, but a grade of Fram- "forward", which has a wide range of derivatives, with meanings ranging from "righteous" "brave", "vigorous", "profitable". Fremmel is probably cognate, rather than a variant.

This message was edited by the author on November 11, 2020 at 8:10 AM

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  • Surname - Frimml  Nov 7 2020, 9:42 AM
    • Re: Surname - thegriffon  Nov 11 2020, 7:31 AM
      • Frimml - Dave  Mar 15 2021, 9:55 PM
    • Re: Surname - Lepic  Nov 8 2020, 8:01 AM
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