Thursday, September 15, 2022

Funny surnames

There is a very old blog post about how surnames were created. This blog post describes that sometimes the person received a surname which was funny because of his appearance or behaviour. 

And there are surnames which were considered funny those days - and they still exist until today and still are funny. Here are some examples of such surnames - and I hope you'll have fun reading the explanation.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Moravian land registers of 1656-1676, part II

I mentioned in the previous post how to navigate in these oldest land registers. This time I'll describe the system of the measurements used in these documents.

So - it will be a bit complicated. I have to explain the measurements which were used in the past, as well as three different classes of the soil which were used to calculate the tax burden.