Low German Surnames

These names are used in northern Germany and the eastern Netherlands where Low German is spoken. See also German names.
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AHLERSLow German
Means "son of ALARD".
BAASCHLow German
From Middle Low German baas meaning "boss".
BOSCH (1)Dutch, Low German
Derived from Middle Dutch bosch meaning "wood, forest".
BRAUERLow German
Derived from Middle Low German bruwer meaning "brewer".
BUHRLow German
Low German form of BAUER.
FOTHLow German
From a nickname meaning "foot" in Low German.
HINRICHSLow German
Derived from the given name HINRICH.
HOLSTDanish, Low German, Dutch
Originally referred 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).
KOCKLow German
Low German cognate of COOK.
KRÜGER (1)Low German
In northern Germany: From Middle Low German kroger, kruger meaning "host".
MAASDutch, Low German
From the given name MAAS.
MERTENSDutch, Low German, Flemish
From the given name MERTEN.
MÖLLERLow German
Low German form of MÜLLER.
SCHERMERDutch, Low German
Dutch and Low German form of SCHIRMER.
SCHRÖDER (1)Low German
Occupational name for a tailor, from Middle Low German schroden meaning "to cut".
SCHULTLow German
Low German variant of SCHULTHEIß.
SCHULTELow German
Low German variant of SCHULTHEIß.
STEENLow German
Low German variant of STEIN.
STEFFENLow German, English
Derived from the given name STEPHEN.
TIEDEMANNLow German
Derived from the given name TIEDEMANN.
UNTERBRINKLow German
Means "dweller under the slope" from Old Low German undar "under" and brink "edge, slope".
WEGENERLow German
Low German variant of WAGNER.
WEGNERLow German
Low German variant of WAGNER.
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