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Middle ILoI - 2023-05-08

5: Katarina von Kern -New Name Change (NP)

OSCAR NOTE: 'Old Item' should contain the former primary name. The form that is there is not a registered name.

Old Item: Gaelen Ó Gráda, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
The following changes are allowed: spelling early period 1300-1400 century German female
Client requests authenticity for 1300-1400 century German.
Sound most important.
Language/Culture (German) most important.


Sveriges Medeltida Personnamn s,n, Gudhmar has the inflected form <Katarinæ> dated to 1341; this likely represents nominative <Katarina>, which spelling is dated to 1439 s.n. Gøtstaf. SMP s.n.


found in "Swedish Feminine Name from ca 1300" by Lindorm Ericksson. Source is volume 2 of Svenskt Diplomatarium, which contains economical and legal documents from 1286-1310. (

[Escutcheon - "Katherine: 1366

Katherin: 1337

Katheryn: 1383

Katharina: 1348

Katerina: 1350"]

Von; German meaning from/of

German family name of Kern originates from Kern Germany. Kern is situated in the region of Nordrhein-Westfalen in Germany. Origins suggest Kern is reduced from "seed, kernal, grain" and was used as an occupational name for farmers. Client will accept alternate spellings of Kerne is authentic for 1200-1300 German time period.

[Escutcheon: This item was on the 06-2015 LoAR

7: Gaelen Ó Gráda - New Name (NP)

No idea why OSCAR says it isn't registered; tried both with and without accents.]

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