my last name frund loooooook ok?
it is not german at all it is east france belfort france then im like 60 percent italian. mafia la cosa nostra in family
- JuanaqueñaLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
If your surname Frund and some of your Frund ancestors came from the area of Belfort in France, in what is now the department (like a state in the USA) of Franche-Comté, then you probably know the political history of that area and that at one time it was owned/governed by Austria (a country where German is spoken.)
Also, until 1871, Belfort was part of the département of Haut-Rhin, in Alsace. The area of Alsace alternately changed governance between France and Germany over the years. Many with German sounding and German spelled surnames came from Alsace.
Source of info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belfort
So, those Frund ancestors of yours could have been German speakers "way back when."
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