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My Pohl Family

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Andreas Pohl (View posts)
Posted: 1 Nov 2000 6:51AM GMT
Hello Jason,

the surname "Pohl" does not mean "by the river or
by the lake". Pohl is a German surname. I found out two
different explanation for its origin. One says "someone who
trades with Poles" the other derives the name from
the word "Pfuhl" which is an obsolete word for "swamp".
Pohl is in Germany quite a common name, but it originally came
from the former Eastern German provinces.

There is no connection to the name "Hitler" which is an Austrian
name that was probably derived from "Hiedler".

If you want to know more about your ancestry
you should find out from which German town your
family once came. With this information you can contact
the Mormones who have thousands of German "churchbooks"
(I don't know the correct English expression, I mean
the book, where the local priest wrote down births, marriages etc.).

Best wishes

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
francisbigg_1 28 Mar 2000 4:43AM GMT 
Birger Pohl 27 May 2000 2:41PM GMT 
Jason Pohl 5 Oct 2000 3:59PM GMT 
mpwagnr_1 6 Oct 2000 2:21PM GMT 
mpwagnr_1 6 Oct 2000 2:33PM GMT 
Andreas Pohl 1 Nov 2000 1:51PM GMT 
Dieter Schimm... 20 Jan 2001 12:25PM GMT 
Dieter Schimm... 20 Jan 2001 12:26PM GMT 
Idille Borchers 25 Aug 2001 2:07PM GMT 
Sheila Pohl 27 Jun 2013 3:46AM GMT 
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