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OTHER FORMS: Hamburger, Hamberger, Hamberg
Meaning & History
German and possibly Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from any of several settlements called Amberg (literally ‘by the mountain’), including a city in Bavaria. It could also be a topographic name of identical etymology.
Alternatively, possibly a Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from the city of Hamburg (see Hamburger
). Many varieties of Yiddish lack h and -burg
is sometimes replaced by -berg
in Jewish family names.