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About the Tanzer surname

The origin and meaning of the Tanzer or Tenzer name are not clear.Those with German language skills say that it simply means "dancer", and that some ancestor in the 18th century was probably known for terpsichorean abilities and called "Chaim or Shmul the dancer" and when surnames were adopted his descendants took this this descriptor as their name. But there are other theories.....