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German Name for Brod u Striba?

German Name for Brod u Striba?

Posted: 17 Jul 2012 8:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am working on a theory that Brod u Striba (at the eastern end of Tachov District) was once called something like "Brange" by the German ethnic residents of the mid 19th century. Can anyone confirm or reject this?

Thanks

John

Re: German Name for Brod u Striba?

Posted: 17 Jul 2012 11:41PM GMT
Classification: Query

Re: German Name for Brod u Striba?

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 2:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks very much. (German name=Brod)

Re: German Name for Brod u Striba?

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 3:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
You're welcome.

There are more villages named Brod in present Czech Republic so u Stribra [by Stribro] was used to identify its location.

www.slovnik.cz
brod: ford, ford crossing; ford way; hard; shallow; crossing place; wade.

Re: German Name for Brod u Striba?

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 1:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks. Your response is very helpful. I hope you will consider two related questions:

(1) I have a US Census record referring to my great grandfather's home as "Brange." I know that this place was in Tachau (Tachov) district, but have not been able to find it. Initially, I believed it was present day Branka (to the west of Tachov city), but I learned more, and now I doubt it. Is it possible that the pronunciation of Brod could have been misunderstood as "Brange?"

(2) I have other references to my family's origins in "Mayrhofen" and "Godrich Lunhozen" (or "Goodrich"). I believe these refer to two small villages south of Tachau city known then as Klein Maierhofen and Godrusch (now Male Dvorce and Jadruz). I do not understand the meaning or significance of "Lunhozen," and I do not know how either of these places could have been identified as "Brange." If you have any thoughts on these questions, I would appreciate reading them.

Thanks so much for your attention.

John

Re: German Name for Brod u Striba?

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 4:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
You're welcome John

http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/digkonyv/topo/200e/30-50.jpg

right side margin; 3 lines below small 50 ; inward Tachau

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_deutscher_Bezeichnungen_t...

I would be incline to say that Brange would be more like Brand and not Brod. Take a listen to pronounciation
http://ivona.com

KleinMaierhofen by small 40, right side; West of it is a Brand.

Re: German Name for Brod u Striba?

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 3:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
You may be right...maybe some day I will find a clue that positively confirms one of these theories about "Brange." That's all for now. Thanks again.
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