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From: "Dr. Jack Schaffer" <>
Subject: Re: [GERMAN-BOHEMIAN] German given names to English names
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 14:52:55 -0700 (PDT)
I think it is worthwhile to look under Richard. Not
infrequently, either by act of the immigrant
him/herself or by act of an immigration official, they
chose English names that were similar, even if not the
"equivalent." Richard would be a logical choice in
--- Aida Kraus <> wrote:
> There is no English equivalent to Reinhard, Mary.
> This is a first name also
> spelled Reinhart. It is an old Germanic name meaning
> "im Rate kühn" which we
> could translate as "wise man"
> it is possible that they used it as a last name,
> like Anton or Heinrich,
> which are used also as last names.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mary Read" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 11:31 AM
> Subject: [GERMAN-BOHEMIAN] German given names to
> English names
> > Would someone please let me know what the English
> > equivelant to "Reinhard" would be? Is it Richard?
> > I've been trying to find a family on the 1880 +
> > census records and nothing shows up in the
> > even with just putting in the surname. Hope an
> > equivelant will help.
> > Thanks,
> > Mary Read
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