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Subject: Re: Confused about Carl/Karl
Author: Andy ;—)   (guest, 87.177.124.84)
Date: June 7, 2008 at 10:18:30 PM
Reply to: Re: Confused about Carl/Karl by Lumia
Lumia is perfectly right.
Nevertheless, it seems that in German onomastics, the "(free) man" derivation has been given up. What you will read nowadays in German scientific namebooks, is the HARI(bert etc.) > Hariolus > Carolus derivation.

Sources:
Wilfried Seibicke, Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch I-V, Berlin, New York 1996-2002

Henning Kaufmann, Ergänzungsband zu Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsche Personennamen, München 1968

Rosa und Volker Kohlheim, Das große Vornamenlexikon, Mannheim 2003

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