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Re: grunkemeir, grunkemeyer, grinkemeyer

Posted: 5 Mar 2008 2:19PM GMT
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The surname "Grünkemeyer" has two syllables: "Grünke" (Umlaut: two dots over the u, in English: ue) and "Meyer". There is Grünke in different versions like Greunke, Grönke, Gröne etc. It is the derivation of "green". Meyer is not a americanized form of Meier. It gives the name in Germany in different forms like Mayer, Maier (Bavaria); Meier, Meyer (Westphalia, Hanover) etc. Originally the Meyer was the representative of the nobleman; in order to manage his estate (Farm, Forest). Later also an lessee of a farm, land or forest.
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