- Hello Group Firstly I am mindful that this subject could be off-topic and if that is so case my apologies to everyone. I would like to explore the Dutch-PolishMessage 1 of 5 , Oct 1, 2005View SourceHello Group
Firstly I am mindful that this subject could be off-topic and if that is so case my apologies to everyone.
I would like to explore the Dutch-Polish connection further because as I understood it mother's family on her father's side originally came from Holland. The surname "Heringman" obviously refers to a fishing career at some stage. The endings "man" is quite common to a number of North European languages including German and English. However, the name to me seems to be far removed from my perceptions of a Polish name.
While I am not delving that far into family history curiosity leads me ask the following questions:
What is the Dutch-Polish connection?
In English (as I know it) herring is spelt with two "r's" - why only one "r"?
I have yet to come across the name "Heringman" as to belonging to any other family. Are there others in existence?
If anyone can assist with the above I would be very grateful.
Van: Renee Triemstra
> My husband's father is 100% Dutch - he can trace his
> roots back to the Netherlands (but I'm not sure
> My husband's mother is 100% Polish!
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