"Getting to Know You" is a genealogy blog written by Karen Bruynell with help from family and friends about the Nickerson, Bruynell, Griffin, O'Meara, Amirault, and Shaw families and all their descendants. My hope for this work of love is that this will be a gift to our family's younger generations for the day they want to know their rich and robust family history.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Farrenkopf - Maybe I Didn't Want to Know what it Means in German!
Amy Johnson Crow has a 31 day series of genealogy tips and on day 13 she gave us homework to search on WorldCat for family information. So I randomly searched out "Farrenkopf family" as this was my great grandmother's maiden name. I actually found the meaning of "Farrenkopf", "German: nickname for a reckless or clumsy man, from Middle High German, Middle Low German var(r)e ‘steer’, ‘bullock’ + kopf". Wow.