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Origin of the name JOSEF.
Etymology of the name JOSEF.
Meaning of the baby name JOSEF.


JOSEF.  A variant form of Joseph (Hebrew Yoseph), meaning "addition" or "he will add."  Usage: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

Dollinger, Johann Josef Ignaz (1799-1890).  A German scholar and theologian, who became a priest in 1882, and was appointed shortly after Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Munich, publishing, while holding this office, "The Reformation."  In 1851, as a delegate to the Frankfort Parliament, he advocated the separation of Church and State, and in 1860-70 he strongly opposed the Vatican decrees.  He led the "Old Catholic" party, and for the part he took was excommunicated by the Archbishop of Munich. (The Standard Illustrated Book of Facts, Peck, 1912)


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