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09:00 Jul 10, 2003
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zzz Other zzz term or phrase: Adresa
My Grandfathers middle name. We are wondering about meaning and orign. His surname was Hopf
Virginia Schachke

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Сергей Лузан



8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5

The only thing I can come up with.
Adresa (Czech (or Romanian)) for ' address'.

Was he of German descent (last name: Hopf) and did he reside in former Czechoslovakia?

Local time: 18:50
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
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adresa in Czeck, adresas in Lithuanian, adres in Polish, the same in Russian, just in Cyrillic (Adresa is just plural in Russian). I guess other East European countries differ not too much. So perhaps Poland, Baltic states, the Ukraine & even Russia. I know for sure Germans used to live in the south & west of Poland, Baltic states, the Ukraine (& the Crimea), Russia, Slovakia, Hungary. Hope it helps a little. Good luck & best wishes, Virginia Schachke!

Сергей Лузан
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Local time: 19:50
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