Category: Mecklenburg-Schwerin Zanzigs, Zanzig Name Study

Categories: Zanzig Name Study

The people on this page are Zanzigs who have events in Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany. For the core Zanzig groups, we need Stavenhagen, Parchim, and Hanover, but to collect all the random Zanzigs from all of the parish records needs some thought.

Locations in Germany
Use the reference Grandduchies of Mecklenburg-Schwerin & Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Map Guide to German Parish Registers, Volume 3) by Kevan M. Hansen (Family Roots Publishing: 2004, ISBN-13: 978-0975354346) as my ultimate source for Mecklenburg-Schwerin locations. It is keyed to Familysearch parish film numbers and is unambiguous for church records. However, it sometimes conflicts with civil jurisdictions such as the census.


If a person was born and died in Germany, use just Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Zanzigs (if their children emigrated, don't carry the tag to the non-emigrant parent).
If a person was an emigrant, use both M-S and also their US group (Milwaukee, Chicago/Nebraska, Appleton, Cleveland, Miscellaneous)

I wrote the following on the wikitree G2G lists. The rules for foreign names don't seem super well defined, at least as far as recording all the names someone might appear in records with. Please use the following guidelines and advise if they don't work for you so we can update them.

  • Use the baptismal names, if you have them, as any Germans' Proper First Name
  • Put their call name ("goes by" name) in the Preferred name field
  • Put name changes and variants, language name changes, and so on in the Other Nicknames field, separated by commas. Explain the important ones in the biography.
  • Leave Middle Name blank, until international standards develop
  • Use the subordinate names in sentences in the biography as needed (should I live so long.)

Person Profiles (13)

13 Jan 1825 Jürgensdorff, Stavenhagen, Güstrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin - 14 Mar 1894
abt 1772 Sülte, Kittendorf, Stavenhagen, Güstrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin
20 Feb 1797 Sülte, Kittendorf, Stavenhagen, Güstrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin
abt 1772 Kittendorf, Stavenhagen, Güstrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin
07 Dec 1814 Mecklenburg-Schwerin - 12 Jan 1905
11 Dec 1849 Ritzerow, Stavenhagen, AG Stavenhagen, LG Güstrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin
abt 1801 Stavenhagen, Güstrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin - abt 1863
04 Dec 1824 Ritzerow, Stavenhagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany - aft Jan 1912
09 Aug 1822 Ritzerow, Stavenhagen, Güstrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin - 06 Jun 1883
30 Sep 1824 Ritzerow, Stavenhagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany - 06 Dec 1861
06 Jan 1827 Ritzerow, Stavenhagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin - bef 1867
abt 04 Dec 1848 Ritzerow, Stavenhagen, Stavenhagen, Güstrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin - 06 Jan 1849
25 Apr 1834 Ritzerow, Stavenhagen, Güstrow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin - 07 Aug 1866

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