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German term or phrase:Halbspänner
English translation:metayer
Entered by: Kim Metzger
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19:06 Jun 22, 2005
German to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Genealogy
German term or phrase: Halbspänner
halbspänner is the term found in a short biography of a German ancestor, relating to his occupation. I cannot find a definition in my Cassell's German/English dictionary.
ckscott3132
metayer
Explanation:
Muret-Sanders says Halbspänner is northern German for Halbbauer - Bauer of Halbpacht.

Me`ta`yer´ (F. ?; E. ?)
n. 1. One who cultivates land for a share (usually one half) of its yield, receiving stock, tools, and seed from the landlord.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Metayer


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Note added at 9 mins (2005-06-22 19:15:33 GMT)
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Sharecropper comes close to the meaning.
A tenant farmer who gives a share of the crops raised to the landlord in lieu of rent.
http://www.answers.com/topic/sharecropper
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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 11:35
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Thank you for your reply. The definition fits perfectly. Thank you again
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halbspänner
metayer


Explanation:
Muret-Sanders says Halbspänner is northern German for Halbbauer - Bauer of Halbpacht.

Me`ta`yer´ (F. ?; E. ?)
n. 1. One who cultivates land for a share (usually one half) of its yield, receiving stock, tools, and seed from the landlord.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Metayer


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Note added at 9 mins (2005-06-22 19:15:33 GMT)
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Sharecropper comes close to the meaning.
A tenant farmer who gives a share of the crops raised to the landlord in lieu of rent.
http://www.answers.com/topic/sharecropper

Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 11:35
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
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Thank you for your reply. The definition fits perfectly. Thank you again
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