Monday, July 27, 2015

Things that make me go HMMMMMMM.... -- my name

I ran across this from Ancestry.com regarding the background and meaning of my name:

Schroeder Name Meaning

North German (Schröder): occupational name for a cloth cutter or tailor, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German schroden, schraden ‘to cut’. The same term was occasionally used to denote a gristmiller as well as a shoemaker, whose work included cutting leather, and also a drayman, one who delivered beer and wine in bulk to customers; in some instances the surname may have been acquired in either of these senses. AB This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.

One who delivered beer and wine in bulk, huh?  I hope charity began at home.


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