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Re: The surname Walber
Posted by: Phillip Applebaum (ID *****0871) Date: April 04, 2010 at 12:02:13
In Reply to: The surname Walber by Rinnah Burns of 6355

In his landmark book, A Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames (published by Avotaynu, 2005), Lars Menk includes the name Walber. He explains the etymology: "Possibly borrowed from West German surname 'Walber' ..." [page 748] So it seems that Walber is another of those German surnames that identified with both gentiles and Jews, but it is not an exclusively Jewish name, or a German name identified mostly with Jews.

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