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Subject: Re: Background on Surname Eugling
Author: Andy ;—)   (guest)
Date: September 28, 2007 at 8:12:21 AM
Reply to: Background on Surname Eugling by kfm527
The German phone directory lists 7 EUGLINGs, so this is a v e r y rare name.

I can't find the name in any of my books, but there are plenty of names ending with -ing or -ling: Rehling, Kiesling ...

Sometimes the L is part of the (patronymic) suffix, sometimes it isn't. Many of those names go back to a place name, e.g. Rehling (or Rehlingen). No place called Eugling or Euglingen seems to exist in Germany - but it may have existed in the past.

The syllable EUG is not German, it looks Greek to me, probably from the name EUGEN ("well-born").

So I see two possible derivations of EUGLING:

- Son of Eugen

- Someone from Eugling(en), which again derives from Eugen

But maybe it is something completely different ...

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