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From: Roch van der Mensbrugghe <>
Subject: Re: Immerlof, Walloon name?
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 1996 20:26:41 +0200
J Gustafsson wrote:
> I´m a Swede wondering if the name Immerlof may be a Walloon name.
> An old descendent of mine is named Paul Immerlof and his birthplace is
> unknown. He was a remarkable man, reaching the age of 85 years when he
> died in Förlösa, in Kalmar County in the south of Sweden, 1759.
> Since the immigration to Sweden by Wallons at this time was big, I
> suspect he could be a Walloon.
> He was a soldier, with the rank of corporal, and could maybe have been
> enlisted in the Swedish army.
The name sounds undoubtedly more Germanic than Romance. Yet I believe it might
possibly be a variant of such a Flemish name as (Van) Emme(r)lo(o)(t) that in
its turn, according to Dr. Frans Debrabandere, author of a well-known dictionary
of Belgian surnames, might derive from the place-name Amberloup, a town located in
the Belgian Province of Luxembourg i.e. in Wallonia.
"Il faut poser le pied assez legerement sur terre." Chardonne
Roch van der Mensbrugghe