What is this city name on this headstone?
February 15, 2012 2:52 PM Subscribe
Please help me read the name of this French city on this headstone
posted by erst to Grab Bag (29 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
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What is the word after "Natif de"?
This man's birthplace is a major missing piece in some family genealogical research. It looks like it says "Beumeig" or "Beurneig," but as far as I can tell, that's not the name of any currently-existing place in France. It might be a formerly-existing place, but I can't figure out how to find a list of places that used to exist in France to check it against.
I've tried using my limited knowledge of French pronunciation to figure out if it was a misspelling, thinking that perhaps whoever carved the stone in Los Angeles in 1872 didn't actually speak French or something, but it's got me stumped.
Any clues, ideas, suggestions?