German (Austrian) Submitted Surnames

These names are a subset of German names used more often in Austria. See also about German names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AMSTUTZ     German (Swiss), German (Austrian)
Topographic name for someone living near or at the foot of a steep mountainside, German am Stutz ‘at the escarpment’.
AU     Upper German, Swiss, German (Swiss), German (Austrian)
South German, Swiss, and Austrian topographic name from dialect Au ‘water meadow’, ‘stream’ (see Aue).
BAEDER     German (Austrian)
Means something like "bath house" which historically was associated with health or medicine.
BALSANO     German (Austrian), Italian
The roots of the distinguished surname Balzano lie in Austria. The name derives itself from "Balthasar," the name of one of the three Magi who followed the star to Bethlehem, and was popular as both a first name and a family name during the 18th century.... [more]
BISCHOFFSHAUSEN     German, German (Austrian), German (Swiss)
Means "bishop's house" in German
BORSOK     Russian, Jewish, German (Austrian)
Pronouced "Boar-sook"... [more]
BREUNIG     German, German (Austrian), American
Origin probably in Frankfurt am Main... [more]
BRUNNER     German (Austrian)
Brunner came from Tyrolean and Bavarian place names, or Brno.... [more]
DORN     German, German (Austrian), Dutch, Flemish, English
Means "thorn" in German.
DOSS     German, German (Austrian), German (Swiss)
German: Habitational name for someone from Dosse in Altmark. Variant of Dose ... [more]
FEIST     German (Austrian)
taken from St. Veit (Vitus in Latin), Protector against fire and lightning
FICHTER     German (Austrian)
Habitational name deriving from places named with this word in Württemberg, Bavaria, Saxony, or Austria.
FLEISCHMAN     German (Austrian)
Fleischman translates in English to Meat Man, or Butcher It is most often used with a single "n" for those who were persecuted as Jews. Other Germanic spellings for Christians and others not deemed Jewish are Fleischmann, or Fleishmann... [more]
GALISHOFF     Upper German, German (Austrian)
Derived from the ancient Roman name "Gallus", meaning "rooster" in Latin. "Hoff" meaning house combines the growing or tending to poultry on a farm house, hence the name "Galishoff" which has been modified over the millennia... [more]
GSCHWENDTNER     German (Austrian)
From the German word "schwenden", which means "swidden agriculture" in English
HAUSLE     German (Austrian)
Topographical name for someone who's House was near the Woods, from German "Häus" House "le" Woods
HAYDN     German (Austrian)
The surname of an Austrian Musician
HOFERLE     German (Austrian)
Means "Yard Clearing" from a Combination of the Austrian word Höfer meaning "yard" or "court" with the ancient suffix "le" meaning woodland or clearing.
HOSP     German (Austrian)
Means "odd bird" or "strange man"
HRACH     German (Austrian, Rare), Czech (Rare)
Originated in the Czech-speaking region of Bohemia in Austria, pre-1900. From Czech hrách, meaning "pea." Given either to a very short man or to a gardener.
KARI     Finnish, German (Austrian), Slovene (?), Hungarian, Indian, Marathi
As a Finnish name, it is a topographic and ornamental name from kari "small island", "stony rapids", "sandbar", or "rocky place in a field". This name is found throughout Finland.... [more]
KLOR     German (Austrian)
The Klor surname may have evolved from the feminine personal name Klara. Or it may have come from the Middle High German and Middle Low German "Klar," meaning "Pure" or "Beautiful".
KOLESAR     Czech (Modern, Rare), German (Modern, Rare), German (Austrian, Modern, Rare)
Means either 'wheelwright' or 'coleminer' depending on the region.
KRONECKER     Jewish, German (Austrian)
Derived from the place name Kroneck in Austria. A famous bearer of this surname was Leopold Kronecker(1823~1891),the German mathematician who worked on number theory.
KÜNZI     German, Swiss, German (Austrian)
From a pet form of the personal name Kuntz.
MANZ     German (Austrian), German
In Austria it means manager, one who is in charge of men. In Germany it is a given name.
MEUSBURGER     German (Austrian)
The history of this last name is that it means "Mountain Dweller." Being as part of the Austrian surnames, it's a widely used one in it's home country. A few brothers had gone to various countries, as of now there is Meusburgers in Columbia, as well as the United States and throughout Europe... [more]
MITTERMEIER     German (Austrian)
Literal meaning "middle farmer" its thought to have been given to farmers living between two there farms in the mountains.
MOSELE     Italian, German (Austrian)
This surname is to be found in north-eastern Italy, more specifically in the Vicenza and Verona provinces. Families with this name are certain to be originally from the mountain town of Asiago, situated on a plateau north of Vicenza and now a well-known skiing resort... [more]
PEIPER     German (Austrian)
Occupational name for a piper, from Middle High German piper. In some cases it may be derived from Sorbian pipar "pepper", thus being an occupational name for a spicer or a nickname for one with a fiery temper.
PRADL     Hungarian, German (Austrian)
Meaning unknown. Possibly originating somewhere in Hungary.
SANDMEIER     German, German (Swiss), German (Austrian)
From Middle High German sand combined with Meier, referring to a tenant farmer whose farm was on sandy soil.
SCHICKLGRUBER     German (Austrian)
This was the surname of Maria Schicklgruber (April 15, 1795 - January 7, 1847), the mother of Adolf Hitler.
SCHMALTZ     German (Rare), German (Austrian, Rare)
Schmaltz is a German and Austrian surname. It was used as an occupational surname for chandlers.
SCHMUCK     German, German (Austrian)
From Middle High German smuc meaning "jewel", "finery", hence a metonymic occupational name for a jeweler, or a nickname for someone who wore a prominent jewel or ornament.North German: nickname from Middle Low German smuck meaning "neat", "dainty".
SMOKE     English, German, German (Austrian)
Possibly a variant of English Smock or an altered form of German Schmuck.
VOGL     German (Austrian)
Southern German variant of Vogel.
WEISMAN     German, German (Austrian), Jewish
A German surname meaning "white man"
ZAMLOCH     German (Austrian)
Altered, likely Americanized or Germanized, version of the Czech surname Zemlicka. Zemlicka derives from žemle, meaning "bread roll," and was a name given to bakers.... [more]
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