German (Silesian) Submitted Surnames
are a subset of German names
used by speakers of Silesian German
in the region of Silesia (in Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic).
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
BRUECKNERGerman, German (Silesian)
German (Brückner): from Middle Low German brugge, Middle High German brugge, brücke, brügge ‘bridge’ + the agent suffix -ner, hence a topographic name for someone living by a bridge, an occupational name for a bridge toll collector, or in the southeast (Silesia for example) a bridge keeper or repairer... [more]
Nickname for a gnarled person, from Middle High German knur(e) 'knot', 'gnarl'. habitational name for someone from either of two places in Thuringia called Knau.
My family name, Nerger, is listed in the "Deutsches Namenlexicon" by Hans Bahlow. The meaning, given in the lexicon, is "ernahrer" or provider.