German Place Names from a 16th C Czech Register

by Sara L. Uckelman
known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael

© 2004 Sara L. Uckelman; all rights reserved
last updated 04Nov04

The following 711 place names are found in court registers from Rokitzan (Rokycany) in Pilsen (Plzeň) from 1543 to 1579. The language used in these registers is a dialect of North Bavarian (a dialect of High German). I have listed the place names by the form found in the register, followed by the modern German form (provided by the editor of my source), and then by the register number.

Not all of the places found in this register are actually German; a few foreign place names, such as Brabant, Mastricht, Turkey show up as well. Places that I know are not German-speaking I have separated out and put in separate tables.

Modern form -> Medieval form

Medieval form -> Modern form


Das Egerer Urgichtenbuch, 1543-1579 / herausgegeben von Emil Skála. (Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 1972.)