I've got a marriage record from 1837 written in German and wish to determine the maiden name of the bride's mother underlined in red: enter image description here

I think it says Maria Maizen, but I'm not sure.

  • Looks like a g to me
    – Charlie
    Dec 31, 2017 at 20:53

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I am sure, it is Maizen.

g looks different than z, see other words containing g, such as "Durch bezirksobrigkeitliche Bewilligung" in the column "Urkunden" on the same page.

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    I believe it could be ß instead of z. So it could be Maissen surname and the such one exists May 11, 2018 at 16:59
  • @GeorgeGaál But is Maissen a Slovenian surname?
    – WilliamKF
    May 11, 2018 at 17:28
  • @WilliamKF I have no idea about it. The only thing I know that Germans were distributed among large territory so it is not uncommon, for example, to find German surname in Ukraine or Romania. May 12, 2018 at 7:24

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