Been rewatching loads of old school stuff this past week~ Mostly old jdoramas which I grew up watching like Toki o Kakeru Shojo, Hitotsu Yane no Shita, Miman City, Kindaichi, Beautiful Life...etc And yesterday I was being random and decided to rewatch Romeo+Juliet and Der Untergang... and had a MeroxNia related dream. It's really odd and they were speaking Shakespeare's language. The dream was so random. ;;; But gah, them speaking in Shakespeare's language is oh so wholesome.
After I woke up, I decide to compile some stuff.
[random day is random]
=[Keehl]Variants/Related family names:
Küehl, Kühl, Kühle / Kohrt, Kohethttp://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wiwood/MAK-roots/Kuehl/o-kuehl.htm
The German family name KUEHL is classified as being of nickname origin. Surnames which are derived from a nickname are said to constitute one of the oldest and most varied class of family names. This particular category encompasses many different types of origin. The most obvious are those names which are based on a physical characteristic or personal attribute of the initial bearer. In this particular instance, the surname KUEHL is derived from the Middle German word "kuel", which means "calm, indifferent, cool" (One with a cold personality). Thus the original bearer of the name was one of a calm nature and could not be excited easily.---> Possible reason why 'ü' was replaced with 'e'
[Ancestors' Migration - Easier Pronunciation]:
As for pronunciation, "ü" -- probably the most difficult for foreigners -- is learned by first saying a constant long e and then changing the shape of the mouth to a long u.Family Crest/Coat of Arms:
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Minnie Keehl, Mother-in-law, age 18, widowed, born abt 1902 Germany, parents born Germany, immigration unknown.
1910 United States Federal Census
Home in 1910: Ripon, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
Otto Keehl, head, age 29, born abt 1881 Wisconsin, parents born Germany
Ameila Keehl, wife, age 21, born abt 1889 Wisconsin, parents born Germany
Arthur Keehl, son, age 3, born abt 1907 Wisconsin, parents born Wisconsin
1920 United States Federal Census
Home in 1920: Emmet, Renville, Minnesota
Otto Keehl, head, age 39, born abt 1881 Wisconsin, parents born Germany
Emelia Keehl, wife, age 31, born abt 1889 Wisconsin, parents born Germany
Arthur Keehl, son, age 13, born abt 1907 Wisconsin, parents born Wisconsin
Frederick Keehl, son, age 9, born abt 1911 Wisconsin, parents born Wisconsin
Herbert Keehl, son, age 6, born abt 1914 Wisconsin, parents born Wisconsin
Elvin Keehl, son, age 5, born abt 1915 Wisconsin, parents born Wisconsin
I would appreciate any connections that can be made on behalf of my continuing search for the ancestors of my great grandfather and great grandmother. Johannes Agustus Kuhl who emigrated with his wife Magdalen Micholin from Danzig, Germany around 1885.They brought their 4 living children, Paul Aloyseus born apr 11 1876-d 1963 (my grandfather), and his siblings Gertrude b1881- d 1925 at Delray convent in Wyandotte Mich, Anna b 1883- d 1975 in michigan?, and Joseph G, b aug 17,1884- d nov 14 1977. He was married to Antoinet Bozell.
Though family history has it that they were born in Danzig. My research tells me that the parents and In-laws from the same era emigrated from Wurtenburg and Westpfalia. I believe they set sail on the ship from Danzig which was a major port of exportation at the time.
Mihelcic(Slovenian) - patronymic from the personal name Mihel; an old spelling of Mihael
Slovene and Croatian form of Michael
Meaning: Who resembles God
Archangel - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_%28archangel%29
Possibly: English; of French descent.
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][River]Variant/Related family names:
Rivers, Rivier, LaRiviere, Rivoire, Ribier, Ribiere, Ribereau, Ribbel, Ribble, Ribeyrolleshttp://www.ancestry.com/facts/river-family-history-uk.ashx
Possibly English (see Rivers), or an Americanized form of a like-sounding name in some other language, perhaps German Riffer (Possibly an altered spelling of German Riffer, from a Germanic personal name, Ricfrid, a compound of ric ‘power(ful)’ + frid ‘peace’.). http://www.4crests.com/river-coat-of-arms.html
The surname of RIVER was a locational name 'of de Rivers' a spot in Normandy, France. Many of the French place names denote the seat of noble families.http://www.ancestry.com/facts/Rivers-family-history-uk.ashx
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Rivières, from the plural form of Old French rivière ‘river’ (originally meaning ‘riverbank’, from Latin riparia). The absence of English forms without the final -s makes it unlikely that it is ever from the borrowed Middle English vocabulary word river, but the French and other Romance cognates do normally have this sense.http://www.surnamedb.com/surname.aspx?name=rivers
This famous aristocratic surname appears to be the archetypal English name, but is in fact French! It derives from the village of La Riviere in Calvados, Normandy, the original nameholders being companions of William, Duke of Normandy, in his 1066 conquest of England. The name does actually mean 'river', and its use after the conquest was such as to subordinate the former 'broc' and 'ea', the Olde English words for rivers and streams. In the early days the surname was always preceded by the preposition 'de', although this very French appearance generally went out of use in the 15th century.Family Crest/Coat of Arms:
Meaning: Gift of God