Meaning of the surname speck
Does anyone know the meaning for this surname. I have heard that is the german word for bacon, but I wanted to be sure.
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As a German surname SPECK can mean:
1. from German "Speck" (bacon, fat): a butcher
2. a fat person or someone who likes bacon
3. someone living by a "specke" (Middle High German for "Knüppelbrücke", a bridge or passage through marsh made of logs
4. someone from various places called Speck(e/n)This is taken from: Rosa und Volker Kohlheim, Das große Vornamenlexikon, Mannheim 2003
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