Low German Surnames
HOLST Danish, Low German, Dutch
Referred originally to a person from the region of Holstein (between Germany and Denmark). A famous bearer of this name was the English composer Gustav Holst (1874-1934).
SCHERMER Dutch, Low German
Occupational name for a fencer or swordsman, akin to Old High German skirmen
UNTERBRINK Low German
Means "dweller under the slope" from Old Low German undar
"under" and brink