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    Post The surname "Lehmbeck"

    My mother's father's father's parents were from Germany. Their surname was Lehmbeck. Every search I've done on this name has turned up nothing. I was wondering if Lehmbeck is a corruption of another name, or just a really rare one? If anyone has any information about this, please tell me.

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    Post Re: The surname "Lehmbeck"

    Hmmm... the modern German word Lehm means literally "loam", "clay".

    The ending component -beck means in South German normally what in modern German is Bäcker: "Baker", and appears in composed names like Brodbeck, Dürrbeck, Hofback, Kornbeck, Sauerbeck, Semmelbeck, Weizenbeck, Täglichsbeck...

    However I don't find "Lehmbeck" in the name lexicon (Bahlow) here and have also never heard of someone with such a name. It could make sense if "Lehm" declares originally in a humerous sense dough... but maybe that idea is a bit weird.

    Maybe it has nothing to do with Baker and is the name of a village or something...

    Wait until Zyklop cruises up here with the Duden name lexicon.


    Oops, I just see that North German names like Beckmann, Bee(c)ken, Becken, Beeck have to do with Lower German beke, which means what in High German is Bach: "brook". - "Loam-brook" would make as location name (Wohnstättenname) sense, if you ask me. At least most of this all here.
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    Post Re: The surname "Lehmbeck"

    Oh, I just see that this fellow will hardly be able to give a comment anymore...
    Man ſei Held oder Heiliger. In der Mitte liegt nicht die Weisheit, ſondern die Alltäglichkeit.

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