German (East Prussian) Submitted Surnames

These names are a subset of German names used more by speakers of East Prussian German.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
BENDER     German, German (East Prussian)
As a German surname, Bender is a regional occupational surname from the Rhineland area denoting a "barrel-maker" (the Standard German Fassbinder became "Fassbender" in the local dialects and ultimately was shortened to Bender).... [more]
BRANDENBURG     German (East Prussian, Rare)
From a state in eastern Germany, formerly known as Prussia, containing the capital city of Berlin. Ancient. Associated with the Margravate (Dukedom) of Brandenburg, the seat of power in the Holy Roman Empire... [more]
DIDSCHUS     German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German name meaning "tall; big", from Old Prussian didis (or Old Prussian didszullis "the tall one").
DOBILEIT     German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name meaning "clover; trefoil".
GOETTNER     German (East Prussian, Anglicized)
Rare German surname originating in East Prussia. Has a root in Gott, meaning "God."
GRAWERT     Low German, German (East Prussian)
As a Low German name, Grawert is derived from Middle High German grā and Old High German grāo "gray" (originally "shimmery, gleaming"). As a surname, it was a nickname given to someone with gray hair.... [more]
KALLWEIT     German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name meaning "smith; blacksmith; farrier", derived from Old Prussian kalt "to forge; to hammer" and Old Prussian kalweitis "the village smith".
KAULITZ     German (East Prussian)
Famous bearers of this surname are Bill Kaulitz (German singer, songwriter, voice actor, designer, and model) and his twin brother Tom Kaulitz (German singer, songwriter, voice actor, designer, and model) are both in the German pop-rock / alternative rock band, Tokio Hotel.
KIENLIEN     German (East Prussian)
Julie Lienlien, Spouse Eduard Lehmann, Mother of Anna Katharina Lehmann (b. 1858)
KRAUCZUN     German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name meaning "tailor; dressmaker".
KRAULEDAT     German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name referring to a barber-surgeon well versed in bloodletting, derived from Lithuanian kraujaleidys.
KURPJUHN     German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name meaning "shoemaker", derived from Old Prussian kurpjuns "shoemaker", ultimately from Old Prussian kurpe, kurpi "shoe".
KURSCHAT     German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name meaning "Curonian; a Kur".
LENKEIT     German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) surname.... [more]
LICKERT     German (East Prussian)
Derived from the German feminine name Luitgard, and thus ultimately from Old High German liut "people" and garto "garden; enclosure".
LITTMAN     German (East Prussian), German (West Prussian), German, Jewish
Derived from Germanized Czech personal names like Litomir (Czech: Ljutomir) and Litobor (Czech: Ljutobor) which ultimately go back to Old Slavic ljutu "grim; fierce; ferocious; wild". One theory suggests, however, that these given names might have been influenced by ljub- "love; dear".... [more]
PREÜSS     German (East Prussian)
Origin: From the New Latin 'Prussia', the Latin form used by Peter of Dusburg for the name of the region in the now-extinct language of its Baltic inhabitants, 'Prūsa'. Prussia (German: About this sound Preußen; Latin: Borussia, Prutenia; Latvian: Prūsija; Lithuanian: Prūsija; Polish: Prusy; Old Prussian: Prūsa; Danish: Prøjsen; Russian: Пру́ссия) was a German kingdom and historic state originating out of the Duchy of Prussia and the Margraviate of Brandenburg... [more]
PRUSSEIT     German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name meaning "a Prussian".
PUSCHAT     German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) surname derived from Lithuanian pušaite "(young) pine tree", which - allegedly - used to be a term of endearment for a young girl.
RIBBECK     German (East Prussian)
Possibly translates roughly to fish in some dialects.
RUDAT     German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name meaning "russet; auburn; reddish brown", derived from Old Prussian ruds and Lithuanian rudas.
SCHERER     German (Austrian), German (East Prussian), Jewish, Ancient Germanic, German (Swiss)
Scherer means shearer or wool/hair cutter.
TEITLOFF     German (East Prussian, ?)
maybe German or English ?
WOWEREIT     German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name meaning "squirrel", from Old Prussian wowere and Lithuanian voveraite (which, apart from "squirrel", also means "chanterelle").... [more]
ZIPPLIES     German (East Prussian)
Lithuanian-Germanized form of the Swiss German surname Süpply
ZORANSKY     German (East Prussian)
The surname Zoransky (alternatively Zoranski) is of Prussian origin and traces back to 1525 when Prussia was formed. The surname Zoransky or Zoranski is of nobility class, however, the family was stripped of its rights and titles in 1834 during the Needle losses which took place 1794-1870... [more]
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