[PW] Help with discovering origin of a name

Katherine Harper kharper4 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 11 06:20:06 PDT 2016

Barb, did your patron mention where her grandmother was from? You could
check the census records in that city or state for the surname Bruda and
see if there's a connection with her married name.

FWIW, to me it sounds Germanic, as though it started out as Brude and was
feminized in spelling.



Katherine Harper, Ph.D.

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On Sat, Sep 10, 2016 at 6:50 PM, Barbara Begin Campbell <barbcamp at gmail.com>

> Hi Wombats,
> A patron of mine is seeking the origins of her grandmother's middle name.
> Grandma as named Stella Bruda Macfarland.
>  I was assuming it was a female first name , but now I am wondering if it
> might have been a sir name - maybe her mother's or something? Has anyone
> ever heard of the name BRUDA,and do you now what nationality it might be.
> My googling  has not helped me to find the answer
> Thanks, Barb
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