Meaning of Surname BREBURDA
I have ancestors whose surname was BREBURDA. They lived in Bohemia,now the Czech Republic. No one seems to know the ancestry or meaning of this name. Now I've found there is a region in Romania called BREBU. Could "Breburda" have been derived from BREBU? I have found out that some German-Bohemians settled in this region. Also, BREBU was a Jewish Shetl at one time. Any connection? Any information would be appreciated.Thank you.
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Hello Betty,
Could you contact me @ osudy(AT) re BREBURDA?
My gt grandmother’s line from Kovarovice near Pysely overlaps with
the Breburda’s who still live around Pysely. Gt grandmother’s older
brothers (born 1850-1858) and a related family (yours?) left for the
US and were never heard of again. Breburda is derived from the name
of a mediaeval weapon like a lance - burdyr. The Breburda name
occurs among the Catholic Church listings for Pysely parish, Kovarovice
hamlet, okres Jilove around 1850-1880 alongside listings for my own
Cheers Yvonne
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