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