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Posted: 983361600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1191350306000
I am looking for an austrian town sounding like "Schtotle." No one in the family knows how to spell it, only that their dad came from somewhere sounding like it.
Posted: 983534400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1072673117000
Schtotle sounds a bit like Städtle, a diminutive term meaning town (Stadt). Think of the folksong made popular by Elvis Presley "Muss I denn, muss I denn, zum Städtele hinaus, ...." Or think of the website called the Jewish Shtetl Seeker.

Your ancestors might simply have referred to "the city" with this word.

On the other hand, there are at least four places in today's Austria called Stadl (pronounced Shtodle), and there may have been yet more in the much larger territory of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.
Posted: 984657600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1191350306000
Thank you so much for your answer! I found the different versions on a modern map of Austria.
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