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From: "Bernd Burgey" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] unexpected results
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 19:22:16 -0300
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Straub has also and mainly the meaning of a straub= in old German
something like BUSH (Orthographisches Woerterbuch from 1880,Leipzig)
it also is in adj/attr. straeuben,= resisting
Straub= Bush, bushy./resistant, resisting
insted of shock headed, also shake headed (shaking his head: no no =

It is not a uncommon Family name in Germany

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Subject: Re: [DNA] unexpected results

> In a message dated 08/21/04 9:00:06 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> writes:
> > I'm the admin, so I can see the member's page. The results
indicate no
> > match with any known haplogroup. The closest is a two-step
mutation (n=1)
> > in group I. They suggest an SNP test.
> The SNP test is interesting to many, but it's not essential for
> genealogical connections. Your STR results are quite sufficient
for that.
> > The surname is STRAUB, which originates primarily from southern
> > (Rhineland-Pfalz, Baden-W├╝rttember, and Bavaria), plus the
> > German-speaking part of Switzerland and the adjacent ethnic
German enclave
> > of Alsace-Lorraine in France.
> I checked the database of surnames (visible in the
> World Tree section if you are a subscriber) for the meaning of
Straub. I get a
> mental picture of the current modish spiky hair styles for men :)
> "German: nickname for a shock-headed man, from MHG strup rough,
unkempt (OHG
> strub)"
> Their source is "A Dictionary of Surnames" by Patrick Hanks and
Flavia Hodges
> 1988, which presumably explains the abbreviations (?? Middle High
German, Old
> High German ??). Anyway, it is apparently a surname based on a
> characteristic, so it would not be surprising to find several
independent lines of
> Straubs, even living in the same location. Your project may also
be interested
> in variant spellings with P's instead of B's

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