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What would be the Polish approximation of the surname BENNDT?


matryoshka 5 | 21  
12 Dec 2008 /  #1
We have this surname in our family from the 1830s. She is my direct maternal ancestor. That part of the family came from Choszczno in West Pomerania. However, we believe the name was misspelled in the family Bible or we are reading it wrong?

What are some other versions of the surname BENNDT I can try searching for?
plk123 8 | 4,149  
12 Dec 2008 /  #2
your guess' as good as mine.. play with the letters or post up a good picture or a scan of that writing. sure seems like a germanic name.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
13 Dec 2008 /  #3
Reminds me of the old joke: Why did the moron crash his car into a brick wall?
He wanted to see if his Mercedes Bends!
Switezianka - | 463  
13 Dec 2008 /  #4
West Pomerania in 19th cent. was in Prussia and the name looks like a perfectly spelt German name...

Du musst deine Familie in Deutschland suchen. (may someone correct my German?)

edit:
Ok, I looked up some stuff for you.

Choszczno used to be called Arnswalde, and there was some Berndt family there.

This site may be more helpful, but the English version is "under construction":
pommerscher-greif.de/englisch/index.htm
OP matryoshka 5 | 21  
14 Dec 2008 /  #5
Switezianka, you are correct, the family Bible does refer to the area as Arnswalde. I really appreciate your correction of the name from "Benndt" to "Berndt". That makes sense. Thanks for the link as well, I found it very helpful!
Switezianka - | 463  
15 Dec 2008 /  #6
No problem googling it up when you speak Polish :-)

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