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English translation: bark grinder

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German term or phrase:lohmueller
English translation:bark grinder
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02:24 Jan 17, 2002
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
German term or phrase: lohmueller
This is the name given for a profession of my ancestor
Roger Williams
Barkgrinder
Explanation:
Roger, here's my attempt to explain the name. Lohe is the bark (usually from oak or pine) used to make the tannic acid needed for tanning. A Lohmühle (bark mill) was a mill used to grind the bark. So a Lohmüller was a bark grinder. Many German names (including mine) were based on the trade that the person carried out. Hope this helps.

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Note added at 2002-01-17 03:43:47 (GMT)
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Metzger means butcher.
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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 16:01
Grading comment
Thank you very much. I could not find an accurate translation when I looked.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +7Barkgrinder
Kim Metzger


  

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +7
Barkgrinder


Explanation:
Roger, here's my attempt to explain the name. Lohe is the bark (usually from oak or pine) used to make the tannic acid needed for tanning. A Lohmühle (bark mill) was a mill used to grind the bark. So a Lohmüller was a bark grinder. Many German names (including mine) were based on the trade that the person carried out. Hope this helps.

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Note added at 2002-01-17 03:43:47 (GMT)
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Metzger means butcher.


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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 16:01
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 21844
Grading comment
Thank you very much. I could not find an accurate translation when I looked.

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