[PW] Help with discovering origin of a name

Bill Davis wmadavis at gmail.com
Sun Sep 11 19:33:00 PDT 2016


According to these pages it means "bride," if that helps any.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bruda

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/brud#Norwegian_Bokm.C3.A5l

Bill Davis


At 10:33 AM 9/11/2016, you wrote:
>I would recommend ancestry.com as a good source for your answer.  While it
>is a subscription site, some of the search results are free.  I just ran
>the search for Bruda as a surname and the results turned up 2,217 hits
>among numerous categories including records from Romania, Slovakia,
>Hungary, Austria.
>
>On Sat, Sep 10, 2016 at 5:50 PM, Barbara Begin Campbell <barbcamp at gmail.com>
>wrote:
>
> > 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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