Surnames of Genealogy interest
- Sanne, Kruger, von Zielke, Neumann.
The surname Sanne, Sans and other similar names: is a diminutive of Sanson 'son of Sanne 1260'.
I initially undertook a
general search for my grandfather's surname (Karl Wilhelm Sanne born 20.5.1887)
on the internet searching various sites such as the IGI. I decided to search
for any 'Sanne' or similar sounding surname. I found a number of 'Sanne' in
Germany (Prussia) as I had expected, but was surprised to find quite a few in
Norway and Sweden.
A few weeks later my son who has a great interest in old maps and early German history noticed, when viewing an old map of Bergen (Norway) dated 1588, that in the write up it mentioned 'Hanseatic League' and 'German merchants'. My son decided to find out more about the Hanseatic League. After viewing a map showing the locations of the Hanseatic ports I wondered if there was a correlation between these and the given domiciles of the Sanne surnames. I will endeavour to research this further in respect of an involvment with merchant trading.
I read a newspaper article stating that the 'Hanseatic League' has been bought back; after 370 years after its last meeting; in the guise of a 'Baltic Council'. The exception being that Denmark who were against the Hanseatic League are now a prominent member alongside Germany.
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Surnames of Genealogy interest: Fright, Emptage, Bristow, Hope.
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The surname Fright derived from various similar sounding names of Old English eg firhpe, ferhpe 'frith, wood, woodland'. Fright is a common local name of Kent - John del Friht 1197.
There is a 'Fright Wood' in the parish of Aylesford and Boxley of some three hundred acres as mentioned in 'A General View of the Agriculture of the County of Kent' by John Boys 1796.
From viewing census records the most frequent occupation for Fright males is that of Agricultural Labourer or Farm Bailiff to around the start of World War two. The Fright families I searched lived in the villages such as Minster, Monkton, Birchington, and St. Nicholas, rather than the main towns of East Kent such as Margate or Ramsgate.
From history the men of East Kent worked on farms during the summer and undertook fishing during the winter. From viewing census records I have found little evidence to support this as an 'occupation' held by Fright males; althought my Great-grandfather is purported to have drown in Ramsgate Harbour after falling off a trawler.