[PW] Help with discovering origin of a name
kharper4 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 11 06:22:51 PDT 2016
Having sent that last, I did a quick Google search for "Brüde," which is
the same phonetically as "Bruda," and came up with more than 35,000 results.
Katherine Harper, Ph.D.
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On Sun, Sep 11, 2016 at 9:20 AM, Katherine Harper <kharper4 at gmail.com>
> 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> 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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