Pomerantz Family History
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Pomerantz Name Meaning
German: metonymic occupational name for an importer or seller of bitter (Seville) oranges, Middle High German pomeranz (medieval Latin pomarancia, composed of the elements arancia, the name imported with the fruit. Compare Naranjo, with the explanatory Latin word pomum ‘apple’, ‘fruit’). Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Yiddish pomerants ‘orange’ (German Pomeranze), one of the many ornamental names taken from plants.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press