There are 4 "-furts" (ford) in Germany with animals in the name:
Schweinfurt (pigs)
Ochsenfurt (oxen)
Katzenfurt (cats)
Straußfurt (ostriches)
Only the first two are of animal ORIGIN tho.

Katzenfurt is from the "Chatten", a Germanic tribe.
Straußfurt likely "von Strauchwerk gesäumt" = lined by shrubbery.

That was your random and useless fact of the day.

Sign in to participate in the conversation

Everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct! Thank you. is maintained by Sujitech, LLC.