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Looking For Family Surname: Neftelberger

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Re: Looking For Family Surname: Neftelberger

Posted: 27 Apr 2006 6:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,

just reading this and I wonder .... if this is supposed to be a specifically Jewish name, and this can be proven, I'm probably wrong.

However, would I hazard a guess, I would say this name way back may have been the German name Nestelberger instead.

Neftelberger, shown by the ...berger ending actually sounds like a German name. The Austrian phone directory for instance doesn't have a single entry for Neftelberger, but has lots of Nestelberger. Personally I've never heard of a Neftelberger, but of Nestelbergers.

How may this have happened? In old German script there's a 'long s' which is written and sometimes looks nearly like an f. I would guess that maybe in the past people started reading the (long) s as an f and made the name spell Neftelberger ....

But of course, this all may be totally wrong as well ...

Just an idea.

Tilman
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
trydzewski 20 Aug 2001 4:37PM GMT 
t_rydzewski 25 Aug 2001 2:14AM GMT 
Dorothy 19 Feb 2002 5:15AM GMT 
TracieLyn Rydzewski 20 Feb 2002 2:36AM GMT 
alexschkrutz 11 Jun 2002 8:22PM GMT 
Charles T Neftelberg 11 Nov 2005 8:44PM GMT 
cybernett 23 Apr 2006 10:45PM GMT 
TilmanB 28 Apr 2006 12:07AM GMT 
TilmanB 28 Apr 2006 8:29AM GMT 
Tracie Rydzewski 30 Jul 2006 6:58PM GMT 
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