Von Grimmelshausen

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TypeSurname (from location)
UsageGerman

Meaning & History

Means "from Grimmelshausen", a town in Germany. It is itself derived from Grimmel, of uncertain meaning, and hausen meaning "houses". A famous bearer was the German author Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen (1621-1676).
Entry updated August 16, 2017   Contribute