German Submitted Surnames

German names are used in Germany and other German-speaking areas such as Austria and Switzerland. See also about German names.
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DECK     German
DEEL     Low German
Variant of Diehl.
DEGRAFFENRIED     German, German (Swiss)
Derived from a place in Switzerland. ... [more]
DEHN     German
the Germanic ethnic name for someone from Denmark
DENNINGER     German
Habitational name for someone from Denning in Bavaria. Denning is related to Middle Low German denne meaning "wooded vale".
DEPP     German
Derived from Germanic depp which is a nickname for a joker (person who plays jokes on others). A notable bearer is Johnny Depp, an American actor.
DEPPE     German
Variant spelling of Depp.
DERHODES     German
We think this is German or maybe French
DEUTCH     German (Rare), Jewish (Rare)
"German". Used as a last name for those who had none in the 17-18th century. Continues to today, albeit rarely.
DEXHEIMER     German
From the German village Dexheim (south of Mainz).
DICKERMAN     English, German, Jewish
Possibly derived from Middle High German dic(ke) "strong, thick" and Mann "man, male, husband".
DICKTER     German
From dichter, the German word for "poet".
DIDSCHUS     German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German name meaning "tall; big", from Old Prussian didis (or Old Prussian didszullis "the tall one").
DIECKMANN     German
"one who lives on a dike"
DIEHL     German
From the given name Diel, Tiel, from Thilo, a diminutive of given names beginning with Diet-, as such as Dietrich.
DIELMANN     German (Modern)
It was once spelled as "Dielhmann" and sometimes with one "n". The meaning is unknown, but when I used Google's translator "dielh" means "the" and "mann" was "man.
DIETERLIN     German
From "Dieterlein", a diminuative of the given name Dieter
DIETZ     German
From a short form of the personal name Dietrich.
DILLIE     German
Probably an altered spelling of Dilley or Dilly or possibly of German Dillier. A variant of Dilger.
DINJER     German (Rare)
Occupational surname that originated in the German dialect spoken in the Rhineland-Palatinate region. ... [more]
DISTEL     German, North German, Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a patch of ground overgrown with thistles, or perhaps a nickname for a "prickly" person, from Middle High German, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch distel "thistle".
DISTLER     German
Topographic name for someone who lived in a place where thistles grew, from German Distel "thistle" (see Distel) and -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant.
DITTMAN     German (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of German Dittmann.
DITTMANN     German
Variant of Dittmar. In eastern Germany, this form has been used for Dittmar since the 15th century.
DOBILEIT     German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name meaning "clover; trefoil".
DOEPNER     German
Derived from Middle Low German top and dop "pot". This is an occupational surname originally given to a potter.
DOERFLINGER     German
Habitational name for someone from any of several places in Bavaria named Dörfling.
DOHRMANN     Low German
North German topographic name for someone who lived by the gates of a town or city (see Thor).
DOLL     South German, German, English
South German: nickname from Middle High German tol, dol ‘foolish’, ‘mad’; also ‘strong’, ‘handsome’.... [more]
DOLLINGER     German
Bavaria
DONTH     Low German (Rare)
Donth is a very rare surname that comes from Germany. No real information about this surname.
DORN     German, German (Austrian), Dutch, Flemish, English
Means "thorn" in German.
DOSCH     German
Topographic name for someone living near bushes or brush, from Middle High German doste, toste ‘leafy branch’, or a habitational name from a house with a sign depicting a bush. Also an altered spelling of Dasch.
DOSS     German, German (Austrian), German (Swiss)
German: Habitational name for someone from Dosse in Altmark. Variant of Dose ... [more]
DÖTTER     German
From a Germanic personal name formed with theud ‘people’, ‘race’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘strong’ or hari, heri ‘army’
DOW     Scottish, Irish, English, Dutch (Anglicized), German (Anglicized)
Scottish (also found in Ireland): reduced form of McDow. This surname is borne by a sept of the Buchanans.... [more]
DREIFUSS     German, Jewish
Variant of DREYFUSS
DREYFUS     French, German, Jewish
French-influenced variant of DREYFUSS, popular amongst people of Alsatian Jewish descent.
DREYFUSS     German, Jewish
Originates from the German city of Trier. The Latin name for the city was "Treveris," whose pronunciation eventually developed into Dreyfuss. The spelling variants tend to correspond to the country the family was living in at the time the spelling was standardized: the use of one "s" tends to be more common among people of French origin, while the use of two tends to be found among those of German descent
DRUX     German
Variant of Trux, which itself is a contracted form of Truxes and derived from the German word Truchsess, ultimately from Middle High German truhsaeze and Old High German truhtsazzo (from truht "band; cohort; regiment" and saza "seat; chair").... [more]
DUBACH     German (Swiss)
A surname describing a person from the town of Tübach in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
DÜCK     Low German, German
North German nickname for a coward, from Low German duken ‘to duck or dive’. ... [more]
DUCK     English, Irish, Dutch, Low German, German
English from Middle English doke, hence a nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to a duck or a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept ducks or for a wild fowler. ... [more]
DUESLER     Upper German
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DUESTERWALD     German
Variant spelling of Düsterwald.
DÜSTERWALD     German
Derived from Middle Low German düster "dark" combined with Old High German wald "forest".
EARLY     Irish, English, American, German
Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Mocháin (see Mohan; Gaelic moch means ‘early’ or ‘timely’), or of some other similar surname, for example Ó Mochóir, a shortened form of Ó Mochéirghe, Ó Maoil-Mhochéirghe, from a personal name meaning ‘early rising’.... [more]
EBERLE     Upper German, German (Swiss)
From a diminutive of Eberhard.
EGNER     German
From a Germanic personal name formed with the element agi ‘point (of a sword)’.
EHLER     German
Variant of EHLERT.
EHLERT     German
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements agil "edge", "point (of a sword)" + hard "brave", "hardy", "strong" or ward "guard".
EHRENBERG     Jewish (Anglicized, Rare, Archaic), German
"In German it means 'mountain of honor'"
EHRMANTRAUT     German
A Latinized joining of the German words irmin(world, all-encompassing) and trud(strength)
EICH     German
German from Middle High German eich(e) ‘oak’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near an oak tree. In some cases, it may be a habitational name for someone from any of several places named with this word, for example Eiche or Eichen, or for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of an oak.
EICHELBERG     German
Habitational name from any of various places, notably one southeast of Heidelberg, named from Middle High German eichel meaning "acorn" + berc meaning "mountain", "hill", or topographic name for someone who lived on an oak-covered hill.
EICHELBERGER     German
Habitational name for someone from any of the various places called Eichelberg.
EICHHORN     German, Jewish
German topographic name for someone who lived on or near an oak-covered promontory, from Middle High German eich(e) ‘oak’ + horn ‘horn’, ‘promontory’. German from Middle High German eichhorn ‘squirrel’ (from Old High German eihhurno, a compound of eih ‘oak’ + urno, from the ancient Germanic and Indo-European name of the animal, which was later wrongly associated with hurno ‘horn’); probably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal, or alternatively a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a squirrel... [more]
EICHLER     Upper German
South German variant of Eich, the -ler suffix denoting association. "eager"
EILAND     German
Topographic name for someone who lived on or owned property surrounded by water, from Middle High German eilant, "island"
EINGEWEIDE     German
A German surname meaning "guts" or "viscera".
EINHORN     German
Derived from German Einhorn (Middle High German einhorn) "unicorn", denoting someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a unicorn.
EINSTEIN     German
Albert Einstein's surname
EISELE     German
From a short pet form of the personal name Isenhart, from Old High German isan ‘iron’ + hart ‘hardy’, ‘strong’. From Isenlin, a compound of Middle High German isen ‘iron’ + the hypocoristic suffix -lin, hence a nickname for a blacksmith, ironworker, or dealer in iron.
EISEN     German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for an ironworker or smith, or an ironmonger, from Middle High German isen ‘iron’, German Eisen. It may also have been used as a nickname, with reference to the strength and hardness of iron or to its color, while as a Jewish name it was also adopted as an ornamental name from modern German Eisen ‘iron’ or the Yiddish cognate ayzn.
EISENBERG     German, Jewish
Means "iron hill" from German isen meaning "iron" and berg meaning "hill".
EISENBERGER     German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of the several places called Eisenberg. As a Jewish name it is also an ornamental name.
EISENHOWER     German
Americanized spelling of German Eisenhauer.
ELICH     German, American
Surname meaning "noble" from edelik or edelich. Notable bearer is professional ice hockey player Matt Elich.
ELLENDER     German
Respelling of German Elender, a nickname for a stranger or newcomer, from Middle High German ellende ‘strange’, ‘foreign’, or a habitational name for someone from any of twenty places named Elend, denoting a remote settlement, as for example in the Harz Mountains or in Carinthia, Austria.
ELLERHOFF     German
This name means "Black Alder Tree Courtyard" and was inspired by a tree in a yard at the family farm in Nettelstedt, Germany.
ELSING     German
From a variant of the old personal name Elsung.
ELSINGER     German (Swiss)
Probably a derivative of Elsing.
ELVERMAN     German
The name Elverman means Eel fisherman.
EMMER     German
A topographic name for someone who lived by land where grain was grown, a status name for someone who owned such land, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or dealt in grain.
EMMERICH     German
From the given name Emmerich.
ENGELBERT     German, English, French
From a Germanic personal name composed of engel (see Engel) + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. The widespread popularity of the name in France during the Middle Ages was largely a result of the fact that it had been borne by a son-in-law of Charlemagne; in the Rhineland it was more often given in memory of a bishop of Cologne (1216–25) of this name, who was martyred.
ENGLANDER     German, Jewish
Ethnic name derived from German Engländer, meaning 'Englishman', thus denoting an incomer from England. In some cases, the Jewish name may be an ornamental adoption.
EPPLER     German
Occupational name for a fruit grower or dealer, from Middle High German epfeler meaning "grower of or dealer in apples".
ERMAN     German (Modern), French (Modern)
Erman is a shortened French adaption of the Swiss-German surname Ermendinger, itself derived from the older surname Ermatinger, a name connected to the village of Ermatingen on the Swiss shore of Lake Constance, and came into existence during the early or middle 18th century when Jean-Georges Ermendinger (1710-1767), a Swiss fur trader from Geneva, married into a French speaking Huguenotte family... [more]
ERMATINGER     German (Swiss)
The surname Ermatinger derives from the village of Ermatingen on the Swiss shore of Lake Constance. It simply means "from Ermatingen".... [more]
ERMENDINGER     German
The surname Ermendinger was derived from the older surname Ermatinger, a name connected to the village of Ermatingen on the Swiss shore of Lake Constance, and came into existence at some point during the early 17th or late 16th century when a branch of the Ermatinger family relocated from Schaffhausen, Switzerland, to Mulhouse, Alsace... [more]
ERNSBERGER     German (Anglicized, Modern)
Also spelled (Ehrnsberger) has been said that a Christian Ernsberger or Ehrnsberger came to the U.S. in 1710 from Germany but i dont know from where in Germany.
ERTEL     German
South German: from a pet form of a personal name beginning with Ort-, from Old High German ort "point" (of a sword or lance)
ESAU     Welsh, German
From the Biblical personal name Esau, meaning ‘hairy’ in Hebrew (Genesis 25:25).
ESCHER     Dutch, German
German habitational name for someone from any of the various places called Esch, Esche, or Eschen.
ESLER     German
German: byname or occupational name for someone who drove donkeys, from Middle High German esel ‘donkey’ + the agent suffix -er.
ESS     Low German, German (Swiss)
North German: topographic name for someone living on or owning land that was waterlogged or partly surrounded by water, from Middle Low German es ‘swamp’, ‘water’. ... [more]
EULER     German, Jewish
Occupational name for a potter, most common in the Rhineland and Hesse, from Middle High German ul(n)ære (an agent derivative of the dialect word ul, aul "pot", from Latin olla).
EVENSON     Danish, English, German, Swedish (Rare)
Variant spelling of Evensen and Evanson.
FAHN     Low German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a bog, from a Westphalian field name van "marsh", or a habitational name from a place named with this word.
FAHN     German
A short form of the personal name Stephan (see also Steven).
FALKENBERG     German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of several places, especially in eastern Germany and Bavaria, named from Old High German falk meaning "falcon" + berg meaning "mountain", "hill"; such place names are often associated with the presence of a castle, as falconry was a privilege of the nobility.
FALKENHAGEN     German
Habitational name from any of several places named from Old High German falke meaning "falcon" + hag meaning "hedge", "fencing". A place so named is documented west of Berlin in the 14th century.
FALKENROTH     German
Variant of Falkenrath.
FAST     German
North German: nickname for a reliable steadfast person, or from a short form of any of the various personal names beginning with the element fast ‘steadfast’, ‘firm’, for example Fastert.
FEDIE     Low German
Originally spelled as 'Fidi' in Austria, later changed to Fedie when bearers of the name immigrated to the United States. The meaning of the name is "faith."
FEIDT     German
Variant spelling of Feit.
FEILER     German
Occupational name for a filemaker, from Feil + the agent suffix -er.
FEIST     German (Austrian)
taken from St. Veit (Vitus in Latin), Protector against fire and lightning
FEIT     German, Jewish
Variant of Veit. Also, nickname from Middle High German feit ‘adorned’, ‘pretty’ (the same word as French fait, Latin factus).
FELDER     German, Croatian
Derived from German feld, meaning "field".
FELTY     Upper German (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of South German Velte, from a short form of the personal name Valentin (see Valentine).
FENNER     German
This is the name of my great-great grandmother born in Germany, married to Andreas Lutz, also born in Germany.
FERBER     German, Jewish
Variant of FÄRBER.
FERNOW     German
Habitational name from a place called Fernau or Fernow.
FETT     German
Nickname for a fat man, from Middle Low German vett meaning "fat".
FEUERBACHER     German
Habitational name for someone from any of the places called Feuerbach.
FEUERHAHN     German
Feuerhahn comes from the Old High German words (fivr) meaning "fire" & (hano) meaning "cock".
FEUERSTEIN     German
This name comes from the German feuer meaning fire, and stein meaning stone. This was a name commonly given to a blacksmith.
FEY     German, English, French, Danish
English: variant of Fay. ... [more]
FICHTER     German
Topographic name for someone who lived near pine trees (originally bei den Fichten, Feichten, or Feuchten), from Old High German fiohta. The vowel of the first syllable underwent a variety of changes in different dialects.
FICHTER     German (Austrian)
Habitational name deriving from places named with this word in Württemberg, Bavaria, Saxony, or Austria.
FIECHTER     German
Variant of FICHTER.
FIENE     German, Low German
A nickname for an elegant person, from Middle Low German fin, meaning ‘fine’. Can also be a locational name from several fields and places named Fiene.
FIFER     German, American, Slovene
Americanized and Slovenian spelling of German Pfeiffer.
FINCK     English, German
From the German word for "finch" a type of bird
FINGER     English, German, Jewish
Probably applied as a nickname for a man who had some peculiarity of the fingers, such as possessing a supernumerary one or having lost one or more of them through injury, or for someone who was small in stature or considered insignificant... [more]
FINK     German, Slovene, English, Jewish
Nickname for a lively or cheerful person, Jewish ornamental name derived from the Germanic word for "finch", and German translation of Slovene Šinkovec which is from šcinkovec or šcinkavec meaning "finch".
FINKLESTEIN     German
Variant of Finkelstein.
FISCHBACH     German
From a place called Fischbach, or a topographic name from German meaning fisch 'fish' + bach 'stream'.
FISCHKUS     German
tax collector (fiscal)
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]
FLEISIG     German
"industrious"
FLERCHINGER     German
Flerchinger is a name with origins from the city of Flörschingen or Flörange in the Saarland region on the French and German border.
FLINT     English, German
Topographic name for someone who lived near a significant outcrop of flint, Old English, Low German flint, or a nickname for a hard-hearted or physically tough individual.
FLOERCHINGER     German
Habitational name for someone from Flörchingen in the Saar region.
FLOERKE     German
Floerke Name Meaning German (Flörke): from a pet form of the personal names Florian or Florentinus, from Latin Florus (from florere ‘to bloom’).Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4... [more]
FOGEL     German
Variant of VOGEL
FOGLE     German
Variant of Vogel.
FOLTZ     German
It is from Germany and it is based on the personal name Volz, which was popular in former times. It means son or descendant of a Volz or Folz
FORRER     German (Swiss)
Variant of Furrer.
FORSTER     English (Anglicized), German, Jewish
English: occupational and topographic name for someone who lived or worked in a forest (see Forrest). ... [more]
FOUT     German
[Foust} maybe german. The Fout name can be traced back to Denmark.
FRANKENSTEIN     German
In German means "stone of the Franks". The name appeared mostly in the regions of Westphalia and Rhineland. In Mary Shelley (1797-1851)'s "Frankenstein", the main character, Victor Frankenstein (1770-1793) and his family bore this name... [more]
FRANZ     German
Derived from "Francis".
FREIER     German
Status name of the feudal system denoting a free man, as opposed to a bondsman, from an inflected form of Middle High German vri "free".
FREIER     German
Archaic occupational name, from Middle High German, Middle Low German vrier, vriger, denoting a man who had the ceremonial duty of asking guests to a wedding.
FREY     German
Status name for a free man, as opposed to a bondsman or serf, in the feudal system, from Middle High German vri "free", "independent".
FREYER     German
Variant of FREIER.
FRIEDMAN     Upper German (Modern), German (Swiss), Jewish
Respelling of South German and Swiss Friedmann. ... [more]
FRIEDMANN     German, German (Swiss), Jewish
German and Swiss German from a derivative of Friedrich. ... [more]
FRISCH     German
Nickname for someone who was handsome, cheerful, or energetic, from Middle High German vrisch.
FRITZ     German
From the given name Fritz.
FRÖHLICH     German
It literally means "happy".
FRUTH     German
nickname from Middle High German vruot ‘clever’, ‘astute’
FULBRIGHT     German (Anglicized)
Americanized form of German surname Vollbrecht, composed of the elements folk ‘people’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’
FULTZ     German
All I know is that it's a german name
FUNK     German
Derived from Middle High German vunke "spark". ... [more]
FUNKE     German
German: variant of Funk.
FURMAN     Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish, Slovene, English, German (Anglicized)
Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic), and Slovenian: occupational name for a carter or drayman, the driver of a horse-drawn delivery vehicle, from Polish, Yiddish, and Slovenian furman, a loanword from German (see Fuhrmann)... [more]
FURRER     German (Swiss)
Topographic name from the regional term furre ‘cleft in the ground’.
GAA     German
Bavarian dialect variant of Gau.
GABBERT     German
Variant of GEBHARDT.
GAISER     German
German
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]
GASSER     German (Swiss)
Occupational name for a goat herd from Middle High German geiz meaning "Goat" and (n)er an agent suffix.
GATLIN     German
Possibly an altered spelling of German Göttling, from a Germanic personal name formed with god ‘god’ or god ‘good’ + -ling suffix of affiliation, or, like Gättling (of which this may also be an altered form), a nickname from Middle High German getlinc ‘companion’, ‘kinsman’.
GATLING     English, German (Anglicized)
English variant of Gatlin. Possibly a respelling of German Gättling (see also Gatlin).
GAU     German
Habitational name from any of various places named with Middle High German gau, göu ‘area of fertile agricultural land’.
GAUL     Scottish (Latinized, Rare), Irish, German
Scottish and Irish: variant of Gall ... [more]
GAYER     German
Derived from Slavic gaj "grove", this name denoted a forest warden.
GEBHARDT     German
From a Germanic given name composed of the elements geb "gift" and hard "hardy", "brave", "strong".
GELLER     Yiddish, German, Russian
The name may derive from the German word "gellen" (to yell) and mean "one who yells." It may derive from the Yiddish word "gel" (yellow) and mean the "yellow man" or from the Yiddish word "geler," an expression for a redheaded man... [more]
GEORGE     English, French, German
Derived from the given name George.
GERLING     German
German patronymic from a short form of a Germanic personal name beginning with the element gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’.
GERMAN     English, Norman, German, Jewish, Greek
From Old French germain meaning "German". This sometimes denoted an actual immigrant from Germany, but was also used to refer to a person who had trade or other connections with German-speaking lands... [more]
GERSCH     German, Jewish
Variant of Giersch. ... [more]
GERTH     German (Swiss)
From a reduced form of Gerhardt. Habitational name for someone from Gerthe near Bochum.
GERTSCH     German (Swiss)
From a short form of any of the Germanic personal names formed with gēr meaning ‘spear’, ‘lance’.
GERWULF     German
This is an old Germanic name meaning "spear wolf" (ger "spear" and wulf "wolf.")
GIERSCH     German
German from the female personal name Gerusch or Gerisch, pet forms of Gertrud (see Trude), with the Slavic suffix -usch or -isch.
GIMPEL     German, Jewish
German: from a pet form of the personal name Gumprecht (see Gombert). ... [more]
GINDT     German, Alsatian
From the Germanic personal name Gundo, from gund meaning "war", "battle".
GISH     German
From a shortened form of the Germanic personal name Gisulf, literally "hostage wolf". It was borne by American actress Lillian Gish (?1893-1993), original name Lillian de Guiche.
GLAESSEL     German (Anglicized)
Anglicized spelling of German Gläßel.
GLANDT     German
Nickname from Middle High Geman glander meaning "gleam", "sparkle", "shine", for someone with such a temperament.
GLOCK     German
Meant "person who lives by a church bell-tower or in a house with the sign of a bell", "bell-ringer" or "town crier" (German Glocke "bell"). It was borne by Sir William Glock (1908-2000), a British music administrator.
GÖDEL     German
From an Old German personal name, Godilo, Godila.German (Gödel): from a pet form of a compound personal name beginning with the element god ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’.Variant of Godl or Gödl, South German variants of Gote, from Middle High German got(t)e, gö(t)te ‘godfather’.
GOEBBELS     German, History
Originally an occupational name for a brewer. Paul Joseph Goebbels was a German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.
GOEDEKE     Low German
Low German surname composed of the element gode and the diminutive suffix -ke. Gode can mean either "good", "God" or "a Goth".
GOEMAN     German
Patronym from a Germanic name: good or god + man.
GOERTZE     German
Probably a variant of Göretz, a reduced form of Gerhards (see Gerhardt), or a variant of Goertz.
GOERTZEN     German
German: probably a variant of Göretz, a reduced form of Gerhards (see Gerhardt), or a variant of Goertz.
GOETTNER     German (East Prussian, Anglicized)
Rare German surname originating in East Prussia. Has a root in Gott, meaning "God."
GOLD     English, German
From Old English, Old High German gold "gold", applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in gold, i.e. a refiner, jeweler, or gilder, or as a nickname for someone who either had many gold possessions or bright yellow hair.
GOLDBERG     German, Hebrew
German Jewish, meaning Gold Mountain.
GOLDBERG     German, Jewish, Danish
From German gold 'gold' and -berg, meaning 'gold-mountain'.
GOLDMAN     German, Jewish
Possibly meaning goldsmith in German, from Gold and Mann.... [more]
GOLDWATER     German (Anglicized), Jewish (Anglicized)
This name is an Anglicized form of the German or Ashkenazic ornamental surname 'Goldwasser', or 'Goldvasser'. The name derives from the German or Yiddish gold', gold, with 'wasser', water, and is one of the very many such compound ornamental names formed with 'gold', such as 'Goldbaum', golden tree, 'Goldbert', golden hill, 'Goldkind', golden child, 'Goldrosen', golden roses, and 'Goldstern', golden star.
GOMBERT     French, German
French and German: from Gundbert, a Germanic personal name composed of the elements gund ‘battle’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. The name was relatively popular in both France and Germany during the Middle Ages, and was also adopted by Ashkenazic Jews... [more]
GOOS     German
See: http://www.houseofnames.com/goos-family-crest... [more]
GÖRLITZ     German
The name of a small town in Saxony. Derived from old Sorbian word "Zgorelc" meaning "settlement on a burned-out forest."
GÖSCHEN     German, North German
Patronymic from the German given name Gottschalk.
GRABE     German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a dike or ditch, or habitational name from either of two places in Thuringia named with this word: Grabe and Graba.
GRABENSTEIN     German
Habitational name from Grafenstein near Wohlau, Silesia.
GRABLE     German
Means "digger of ditches or graves" (from a derivative of Middle High German graben "ditch"). A famous bearer was US actress, dancer and singer Betty Grable (1916-1973).
GRAEF     Dutch, German
Name used to denote the chairman of a town council. Compare Graf.
GRAF     German, Dutch
Variant spelling of Dutch Graef.
GRAF     German, German (Swiss)
Status name from Middle High German grave, grabe, which was used as a title denoting various more or less aristocratic dignitaries and officials. In later times it became established as a title of nobility equivalent to the Romance count... [more]
GRAP     Low German
Variant of Grape.
GRAPE     Low German
Metonymic occupational name for a maker of metal or earthenware vessels, from Middle Low German grope "pot".
GRASS     English, German
Topographic name for someone who owned or lived by a meadow, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold hay, from Middle English gras, Middle High German gras "grass, pasture, grazing".
GRAU     German, Jewish
Nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from German grau "gray".
GRAUE     German
Habitational name from a place so named near Hannover.
GRAUE     German
Variant of Grau.
GRAVE     German
Either from the northern form of Graf, but more commonly a topographic name from Middle Low German grave "ditch", "moat", "channel", or a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany named with this word.
GRAVES     English, French, German
Derives from someone who had an occupation as a grave digger or a caretaker for a graveyard.
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]
GREBENSTEIN     German
Means "stone from the cliff or ridge" from German greben, (cliff or ridge) and stein (stone).... [more]
GREENBERGER     German, Jewish
Anglicized form of the German surname Grünberger, which is formed from the words grün "green", Berg "mountain", and the habitational suffix -er. This name indicated a person who lived on or near a forest-covered mountain.
GRELL     German
Nickname for an irritable or irascible person, from Middle High German, Middle Low German grellen "to be angry".
GRELL     German
Habitational name from a place named Grelle.
GRELL     German
Nickname for an irritable, irascible person, from Middle High German, Middle Low German grellen "to be angry".
GRELLE     German
Variant of Grell.
GREWE     German, Low German
Low German form of Graf via Middle Low German grave / greve.
GRIEZMANN     German (Rare)
This is the surname of French professional footballer Antoine Griezmann.
GRILL     German
From a nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle High German grille "cricket" (Old High German grillo, from Late Latin grillus, Greek gryllos). The insect is widely supposed to be of a cheerful disposition, no doubt because of its habit of infesting hearths and warm places... [more]
GRIMM     Anglo-Saxon, English, German, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Nickname for a dour and forbidding individual, from Old High German grim "stern, severe" or from the given name GRÍMR derived from Old Norse gríma "mask, helmet". The name had its greatest popularity in Germany but was almost equally popular in England, having been introduced there by the conquering Norman-French after the invasion of 1066... [more]
GROB     German
A nickname for a strong, heavy man, or for a lout, from Middle High German g(e)rop "coarse".
GROßKREUTZ     German
From German "groß" meaning big and "kreutz" meaning cross.
GROVE     German
Form of Grob.
GROVE     German
Variation of Graf.
GROVE     German
Name from any of several places named Grove or Groven, which derive their name from Middle Low Germany grove ‘ditch’, ‘channel’. In some cases the name is a Dutch or Low German form of Grube.
GRUBE     German
Name for someone who lived in a depression or hollow, from Middle High German gruobe "pit", "hollow". See also Gruber.
GRUBE     German
From the personal name Grubo.
GRUNAWARGHEN     German
Germany
GRUNWALD     German, German (Swiss), Jewish
German and Swiss German (Grünwald): habitational name from any of various places named Grün(e)wald, from Middle High German gruene ‘green’ + walt ‘wood’, ‘forest’. ... [more]
GSCHWENDTNER     German (Austrian)
From the German word "schwenden", which means "swidden agriculture" in English
GUBLER     German (Swiss)
Means "Of the Mountains"... [more]
GUENTHER     German
German: from a Germanic personal name composed of gund ‘battle’ + hari, heri ‘army’.
GUMP     German
Occupational name or nickname from Middle High German gumpen, gumpeln ‘to clown’. from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with gund ‘battle’, ‘war’. Compare Gombert.
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