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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KINNE     German, Dutch
German: From the female given name Kinne, a Silesian diminutive of Kunigunde.... [more]
KINZLER     German
Variant of KINTZ or KÜNZLER.
KIPPENBERGER     German, French, Scottish
Mainly means "Shepard".
KIPPING     German
German: habitational name from a place named with Middle High German kip ‘point’, ‘peak’ or from Kippingen in the Rhineland.
KIRCH     German
German: from Middle High German kirche ‘church’, hence a topographic name for someone living by a church or a occupational nickname from someone employed by the church. ... [more]
KIRCHOFER     German
German topographic name for someone living near a churchyard, or habitational name for the proprietor or tenant of a farm named as "Church Farm", from Middle High German kirche "church" + hof "farmstead", "manor farm".
KIRSCH     German
Means 'cherry' in German, short form of Kirschstein or other surnames starting with Kirsch.
KIRSCHENBAUM     German
From German means "cherry tree".
KIRSCHSTEIN     German
German surname meaning "cherry stone".
KIRSTEIN     German
Derivative of the Latin personal name Christianus, also an Americanized spelling of Kirschstein.
KITTELL     German (Anglicized), English
English: variant of Kettle. ... [more]
KLARERSTEIN     German
German surname meaning "Clear stone".
KLASS     German
The name is patronymic and it comes from the German first name "Clausen" which is a variant of the name "Nicholas".
KLEFFNER     German
Topographic name from Middle Low German clef, cleff "cliff", "precipice".
KLEFFNER     German
Nickname for a prattler or gossip, from Middle High German, Middle Low German kleffer(er).
KLEIBRINK     German
Germany
KLIEBERT     German
Occupational name for a woodsman or woodworker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German klieben meaning "to cleave or split".
KLIEWER     German, German (West Prussian), Mennonite
Germanized form of Dutch Kluiver, an occupational name for a court official, originally a hangman or torturer.
KLINGBEIL     German
From Middle High German klingen "to ring or sound" and bīl "axe", literally "sound the axe", an occupational nickname for a journeyman, carpenter, shipwright (or any occupation involving the use of an axe)... [more]
KLINGER     German
Klinger is a German surname meaning ravine or gorge in Old German. The English variant of Klinger is Clinger.
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".
KNAB     German
Variant of Knabe.
KNABE     German
German status name for a young man or a page, from Middle High German knabe (English knave). In aristocratic circles this term denoted a page or squire (a youth destined to become a knight), while among artisans it referred to a journeyman’s assistant or (as a short form of Lehrknabe) ‘apprentice’... [more]
KNAPE     German
Variant of Knapp.
KNAPP     German
Occupational name from the German word Knapp or Knappe, a variant of Knabe "young unmarried man". In the 15th century this spelling acquired the separate, specialized meanings "servant", "apprentice", or "miner"... [more]
KNAPPE     German
German variant of Knapp.
KNAUER     German (Silesian)
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.
KNAUS     German
Comes from Middle High German knuz ‘proud’, ‘arrogant’, ‘daring’, hence a nickname for a haughty person. In Württemberg knaus (and in Switzerland knus) also meant ‘gnarl’, hence a nickname for a short, fat, gnarled person; topographic name for someone living on a hillock, from knaus ‘hillock’ in the Swabian and Alemannic dialects of German
KNAUSS     German
A variant of Knaus.
KNODEL     German
dweller near a hilltop; descendant of Knut (hill, or white-haired); a lumpish, thickset person.
KNOLL     English, German, Jewish
English and German topographic name for someone living near a hilltop or mountain peak, from Middle English knolle ‘hilltop’, ‘hillock’ (Old English cnoll), Middle High German knol ‘peak’... [more]
KNORR     German (Rare)
The name 'Knorr' was used by a collection of knights during the feudal period in Germanic History. Originally laborers to an existing feudal Lord, they gained their freedom and knight status after sucessfully protecting their master's land from invasion... [more]
KOBOLDT     German (Rare)
Derived from German Kobold (Middle High German kobolt) "kobold; hobgoblin; puck; imp".
KOCHENDORFER     German
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Kochendorf, in Württemberg, Schleswig-Holstein, and Bohemia.
KÖCHER     German
It literally means "quiver".
KOEHNLINE     German
Believed to be a form of the German name Köhnlein used by people who moved to America from Germany sometime during the 1800s.
KOELL     Upper German (Rare)
(Koell) named used when came1880s to 1905 in America changed to( Kohl)... [more]
KOELSCH     German
German from the adjective kölsch, denoting someone from Cologne (German Köln).
KOERNER     German
Koerner is an occupational name for a grain merchant or possibly an administrator of a granary. ... [more]
KOHLHAAS     German
Apparently a nickname from Middle Low German kōlhase, literally "cabbage rabbit".
KÖHN     German
From the given name KÖHN.
KOHR     German
1. occupational name for a guard or watchman on a tower, Middle Low German kure.... [more]
KOLANDER     German
Variant of KALANDER.
KOLB     German
Comes from Middle High German Kolbe.
KOLDEN     German, Norwegian
From Middle Low German kolt, kolde ‘cold’, a nickname for an unfriendly person; alternatively, it may be a habitational name, a shortened form of Koldenhof ‘cold farm’ in Mecklenburg (standardized form: Kaltenhof, a frequent place name in northern Germany, East Prussia, Bavaria, and Württemberg).Norwegian: habitational name from a farm called Kolden, from Old Norse kollr ‘rounded mountain top’.
KOLESAR     Czech (Modern, Rare), German (Modern, Rare), German (Austrian, Modern, Rare)
Means either 'wheelwright' or 'coleminer' depending on the region.
KOLKMANN     German
Kolk is an old German word that means '' man who lives by the river'' and Mann is German for 'man'. The name Kolkmann comes from a man who lived by the North Rhine.
KOLLAR     German
Derived from the kolar "cartwright".
KÖLSCH     German
From German kölsch, denoting someone from Cologne (Köln in German).
KONITZER     German
A German habitational name for someone who lives in various places called Konitz in places like Thuringia, Pomerania, Moravia, or West Prussia.
KONRAD     German
From the given name KONRAD.
KONZELMAN     German
Orginating from Konrad, which is a variant of Conrad, meaning "brave counsel." The second half of the name indicates one who was a councilman or advisor to someone of importance or power.
KOPPEN     German
Patronymic from a reduced pet form of the personal name JAKOB.
KOPPEN     German
Habitational name from any of several places named Koppen.
KORBECI     German, Albanian
German name for Korb "basket" changed over time to Korbeci
KORBEL     German
Diminutive of Korb "basket".
KORN     German
From Middle High German korn "grain", a metonymic occupational name for a factor or dealer in grain or a nickname for a peasant.
KOSSOW     German
unknown
KOT     Polish, Slovak, Czech, Belorussian, Jewish, German
From a personal name or nickname based on Slavic kot "tom cat".
KOTEN     German
Derived from German Kate / Kote, originally from Middle Low German kote "small house; hut".... [more]
KÖTH     German
From Middle High German, Middle Low German kote ‘cottage’, ‘hovel’, a status name for a day laborer who lived in a cottage and owned no farmland.
KOTT     German, Polish, Czech
German: variant of Koth or Kotz.... [more]
KRÄFT     German, Jewish
Nickname for a strong man, from Old High German kraft, German Kraft ‘strength’, ‘power’.
KRAFT     German, Swedish, Danish
Variant of Kräft.
KRAHN     German
German: nickname for a slim or long-legged person, from Middle Low German krane ‘crane’. Compare Kranich.
KRANE     Dutch, Low German
Dutch: nickname for a long-legged or tall thin man, from Middle Dutch crane ‘crane’. ... [more]
KRANICH     German
German: nickname for a long-legged or tall and slender person, from Middle High German kranech ‘crane’.
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.
KRECHTER     German
Possibly derived from Krämer
KREGER     German
Mercenary or warrior for hire.
KREISEL     German, Jewish
Nickname for an active and/or disorganized person, derived from the German kreisel or Yiddish krayzl meaning "top (toy), spinning top", ultimately from German kreis "circle, range, scope" and Middle High German kriusel or kreiz... [more]
KREMER     German
Variant of Krämer.
KREPP     German
topographic name for someone living in a hollow
KRESS     German
From Middle High German kresse "gudgeon", hence probably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish in some way or an occupational name for a fisherman.
KRESS     German
From Old High German krassig, gratag "greedy".
KRESS     German
From a much altered pet form of the personal name ERASMUS.
KRIEG     German
German word meaning "war"
KRIEGER     German
Noun to kriegen, kämpfen meaning "to fight (with words)". Describes a person who likes to argue. A wrangler, a quarreler, a brawler. Literal translation "warrior", from the German noun krieg "war" and the suffix -er.
KRIEGSHAUSER     German
Probably a habitational name for someone from an unidentified place called Kriegshaus, literally "war house".
KRIER     German, Luxembourgish
Occupational name from Middle High German krier "herald".
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.
KRONSTADT     German
Means "crown state" (i.e., capital city) in German
KRUMHOLZ     Jewish, German
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) from Krumbholz ‘bent timber’, ‘mountain pine’, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a cartwright or wheelwright. As a Jewish surname it is ornamental.
KRUMWIEDE     German
Location-based name for people who lived by a gnarled old willow tree.... [more]
KUCH     German
German metonymic occupational name for a pastry cook, from German kuchen ‘cake’, or simply a variant of Koch ‘cook’.
KUCHENMEISTER     German
Occupational name for a master cook (literally "kitchen master"), a court official.
KUCHLER     German (Rare)
Often confused with Küchler a name for a cookie baker, Kuchler is a noble name for an old german family. Kuchler is origined in a city named Kuchl at the border of todays german bavaria. Sometimes they are reffered to "Herrn von Kuchl" meaning "Ruler of Kuchl"... [more]
KUENNEN     German
Variant of KÜNNEN.
KUES     German, Dutch
Habitational name from Cues, now part of Bernkastel-Kues in the Rhineland Palatinate.
KÜHL     German, Low German
The spelling Kühl results from a folk-etymological association with High German kühl ‘cool’ (Middle High German küel(e), a nickname from Middle High German küel ‘cool’, ‘calm’... [more]
KUHLMAN     German
Nickname from Middle High German küel ‘cool’, ‘calm.’
KUHLMANN     German
German (also Kühlmann) nickname from Middle High German küel ‘cool’, ‘calm’ (see Kuhl).
KULP     German
anglicized version of Kolbe
KUMMEROW     German
Habitational name from any of various places in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg called Kummerow.
KUNDERT     German
Meaning: A German surname specific to the Canton of Glarus in Switzerland, the name means "skill with numbers" "Kund" is a German word/root meaning "skill, ability, knowledge" and the "ert" is the transformed spelling of the root "ratha"--meaning "number" This combination would mimic the etymology of the German word for 100, "hundert," which is composed of the roots "hund" =100 and "ratha" meaning "number."Note: Although I have seen one reference to "kundert" being a cognate of the German word "Konrad," I tend to doubt that connection for the specific reason that almost none of the other cognates have that "d" in the middle (other cognates being Kunrad, Kuhnert, Kunert, Kuhnhardt Kuhnt, and Kurth).
KUNIS     German, Dutch
From a derivative of the personal name KONRAD.
KÜNNEN     German
Metronymic from the given name KUNIGUNDE.
KÜNZI     German, Swiss, German (Austrian)
From a pet form of the personal name Kuntz.
KÜNZLER     German
Nickname for a flatterer, from an agent derivative of Middle High German künzen "to flatter".
KUPFER     German, Jewish
German (Küpfer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic) metonymic occupational name for a worker or trader in copper, Middle High German kupfer, German Kupfer ‘copper’. As a Jewish name it is often an ornamental name.
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".
KÜRSCHNER     German
Occupational name for a furrier, Middle High German kürsenære, from Middle High German kürsen meaning "fur coat".
KURTZ     German
Variant of Kurz.
KURZ     German
Means short in German. Name for a person who was not very tall.
KURZHALS     German
Short Neck
KÜSTER     German
It literally means "sexton".
KUTCH     German (Anglicized)
Americanized variant of German Kutsch.
KUTSCH     German
Topographic name of Slavic origin, from Sorbian kut ‘corner’, ‘nook’. Variant of Kutsche, metonymic occupational name for a coachman or coachbuilder, from the Hungarian loanword kocsi (see Kocsis).
KUTTELWASCHER     German
Surname given to those who had the occupation of cleaning tripe. Combines the words kuttel meaning "tripe" and washer meaning "washer". Bearers of the surname typically live in Austria.
KUTZ     German
From a pet form of the personal name Konrad.
KUTZLER     German
This is the surname of my great-grandfather, of German ancestry.
LADSTETTER     German
JEWS AND GREMAM
LAHNER     German, Hungarian
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lahn in Hungary and Germany. In southern Germany and Austria, Lahn denotes a place where there had been an avalanche or landslide, from Middle High German laen, lēne meaning "avalanche".
LAMBERG     German
Habitational name from any of several places so called in Bavaria, Westphalia, and Schleswig-Holstein.
LAMPERT     German, English
German & English variant of Lambert.... [more]
LAND     English, German
Topographic name from Old English land, Middle High German lant, "land, territory". This had more specialized senses in the Middle Ages, being used to denote the countryside as opposed to a town or an estate.
LANDIS     German, German (Swiss)
German and Swiss German nickname for a highwayman or for someone who lays waste to the land, from Middle High German landoese.
LANGWIESNER     German
Derived from location means 'Long field'
LANTZ     German
Habitational name from places called Lanz or derived from the given name Lanzo.
LAPP     German
From Middle High German lap(pe) ‘cloth’, ‘patch’, ‘rag’; a metonymic occupational name for a mender of clothes or shoes, or a nickname for a simple-minded person.... [more]
LÄUFER     German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lauf, also an occupational name for a messenger or a nickname for a fast runner, from an agent derivative of Middle High German loufen, German laufen ‘to run’.
LAUFMANN     German, Jewish
Variant of Laufer.
LAUMANN     German
Meaning unknown.
LAURSEN     German, Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from Laur, a short form of Lawrence.
LAUTERMILCH     German (Modern)
Comes from German words Lauter, meaning 'pure', or 'nothing but', and Milch, meaning 'milk'. This could mean that the people who first used this name were farmers.
LEBKUCHEN     German
A German surname meaning "gingerbread".
LEDERER     German
Leatherworker
LEFFLER     German, Swedish
Occupational name for a spoonmaker. Derived from German Löffel "spoon".
LEHIGH     German, Irish
Derived from a Native American word "Lechauwekink", meaning "where there are forks in the stream". Variant of Lechau .
LEHNHART     German
"Lean deer." From the German words lehn and Hart, "lean" and "deer" respectively.
LEHR     German
Topographic name for someone who lived in a marshy area. There are a number of minor places, mostly in southern Germany, named with this element, and the surname may also come from any of them.
LEIBERT     German
Variant of Liebhart.
LEIDIG     German
From a short form of any of several Germanic personal names composed with the first element liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’. Also a nickname for a disagreeable, cantankerous person, from Middle High German leidic ‘disagreeable’, ‘tiresome’.
LEINBACH     German
German topographic name from any of several streams called leinbach, from Middle High German lin ‘flax’ or Middle Low German leie (genitive leien) ‘rock’, ‘stone’ + bach ‘stream’.
LEINEN     German
Name means LINEN in German. The first known Leinen was a tailor
LEITER     German
From Leiter ‘leader’, status name for a foreman or for the leader of a military expedition, from Middle High German leiten ‘lead’.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Leitner.
LEMBERG     German
Habitational name from a place called Lemberg in Silesia, originally Löwenberg, from Middle High German lewe, löwe "lion" and berg "mountain".
LENKEIT     German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) surname.... [more]
LENTZ     German
Variant of LENZ.
LEONARDO     Italian, Spanish, German
Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese from the Germanic personal name Leonhard, formed from the elements leo ‘lion’ + hard, ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’; this was an early medieval saint’s name (see Leonard).
LEONHARD     German, Dutch
Variant of Leonhardt.
LEONHARDT     German, Dutch
From the Germanic personal name Leonhard, composed of the elements leo "lion" and hard "hardy, brave, strong".
LEONHART     German, Dutch
Variant of Leonhardt.
LEPP     German
Unflattering nickname from Middle High German lappe "coxcomb", "puppy" (modern German Laffe).... [more]
LESCH     German
German variant of Loesch.
LESCHER     German
German metonymic occupational name for a mediator or arbitrator, or possibly for a fireman, from Middle High German leschære ‘extinguisher’.
LESNAR     German
Variant spelling of German Lessner, a habitational name from any of various places in eastern Germany called Lessen, all named with Slavic les 'forest'.
LEVIN     Jewish, Lithuanian, Belarusian, German, Russian, French (Quebec, Anglicized), Various
As a Lithuanian Jewish and Belarusian Jewish name, it is a Slavicized form of Levy. As a German and German Jewish name, it is derived from the given name Levin. As a Jewish name, it can also be related to Loewe... [more]
LEX     German, Dutch
From a short form of the personal name Alexius, Alexis.
LICHTER     German, Jewish
Occupational name for someone who made candles or possibly for someone who tended a light, from an agent derivative of from Middle High German lieht, Yiddish likht "candle, light".
LICKERT     German (East Prussian)
Derived from the German feminine name Luitgard, and thus ultimately from Old High German liut "people" and garto "garden; enclosure".
LIEB     German, Jewish
Nickname for a pleasant or agreeable person, from Middle High German liep "dear, beloved"; Yiddish lib or German lieb. This word was also used as a personal name, both alone (German) and in compounds (German and Jewish).
LIEBHART     German
From a Germanic personal name, composed of the elements liub ‘beloved’, ‘dear’ + hard ‘brave’, ‘strong’.
LIEBRECHT     German
From a Germanic personal name formed with liut "people, tribe" and berht "shining, famous".
LIETZEN     German
Lietzen is a municipality in the district Märkisch-Oderland, in Brandenburg, Germany.... [more]
LINDE     German, Dutch, Jewish, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous lime tree, from Middle High German, Dutch linde, Scandinavian lind. There are several places, especially in North Germany, named with this word... [more]
LINDLEY     English, German
English habitational name from either of two places in West Yorkshire called Lindley, or from Linley in Shropshire and Wiltshire, all named from Old English lin ‘flax’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, with epenthetic -d-, or from another Lindley in West Yorkshire (near Otley), named in Old English as ‘lime wood’, from lind ‘lime tree’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’... [more]
LINDT     German, Dutch
The Lindt surname comes from an Upper German word "lind," which meant "tender" or "gentle hearted." In some instances, especially in Saxony, the surname evolved from the personal name Lindemuth. In general, the similar phonetic name Linde comes from "Linden," which was a type of tree.... [more]
LINEBAUGH     German (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of German Leinbach.
LINN     Scottish, Scots, English, Irish, German, Jewish, Finnish (Anglicized), Estonian
As a Scottish and Northern English surname, it is a variant of Lyne. Its usage as an English name is primarily by Scots living in Northern England.... [more]
LIPPS     German
Derived from Lippe, a place in Westphalia, Germany. The name is a variant of the first name Philipp.
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]
LIVENGOOD     German
The surname LIVENGOOD is the Americanized version of Leibendgut. Leibengut is Swiss-German in origin. It has been written as Livengood and Levengood in America. Records show the family name back to 1550, in Aarwangen, Canton of Berne, Switzerland... [more]
LOCHTE     Dutch, German
Variant of LICHTE.
LOCKE     English, Dutch, German
English, Dutch, and German: variant of Lock. ... [more]
LOCKHART     Scottish, German
Scottish: of uncertain origin, probably from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements loc ‘lock’, ‘bolt’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. English: occupational name for a herdsman in charge of a sheep or cattlefold, from Old English loc ‘enclosure’, ‘fold’ + hierde ‘herd(er)’.
LOESCH     German
German metonymic occupational name from Middle High German lösch ‘fine leather’.
LOESCHER     German
German variant of Löscher, an occupational name for a fireman, from Middle High German leschen ‘to extinguish’. Als a variant of Loesch and Lescher or a derivative of Loesche.
LONG     German
Famous bearer is Luz Long a former Olympic competitor.
LÖSCH     Low German, Upper German
North German metonymic occupational name for a maker of fine leather, from Middle Low German losche ‘fine leather’. South German variant of Lesch (see Loesch).
LOWENSTEIN     German, Jewish, Swedish
German (Löwenstein): habitational name from any of several places called Löwenstein.... [more]
LÖWENTHAL     German, Jewish, Swedish
Habitational name from any of various places called Löwenthal.... [more]
LUBAHN     German
Germanized form of a Slavic or Old Prussian name formed with lub- "love", "dear".
LUBBE     German, Slavic, Prussian
Variant of Lubben. Germanized form of a Slavic or Old Prussian name formed with lub- ‘love’, ‘dear’ (see Luba).
LUBBEN     Low German, Dutch
Dutch and North German (Lübben) patronymic from German Lübbe, Dutch $Lubbe, short forms of the personal names Leopold and Lübbert (see Luebbert). Dutch from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Lodebert, a compound of hlod ‘famous’ + berht ‘bright’.
LUCHS     German
meaning: lynx
LUCKHARDT     German
Metronymic from the Germanic female personal name Liutgard, a compound of liut ‘people’ + gard ‘protective enclosure’, ‘yard’.
LUKER     German
Luker see also Lucher or Luchre, meaning money more specifically money obtained by nefarious means.
LÜLL     German
From a short form of any of the Germanic personal names formed with liut- ‘people’ as the first element.
LUTTER     Dutch, English, German
Dutch and English: variant of Luter.... [more]
LUTTERMANN     German
Variant of Lutter.
LUTZ     German
LUX     German, Dutch
Patronymic from a vernacular form of Lucas.
LUXENBERG     German, Jewish, Luxembourgish, Belgian, French, Walloon
Habitational name from various places named Luxenberg, Luxemberg, Luxenburg, or Luxembourg, including the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
LYBOULT     German
Famous Warrior... [more]
LYDAY     German (Anglicized)
Probably an Americanized form of German Leidig.
LYMAN     English, German (Anglicized), Dutch
English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land (see Layman). ... [more]
MACK     Scottish, Irish, German, Dutch, French
Scottish (Berwickshire) and Irish: from the Old Norse personal name Makkr, a form of Magnus (Old Irish Maccus). Shortened form of any of the many Scottish and Irish names beginning M(a)c-.... [more]
MACON     French, German
French: See Maçon. An occupational name for a mason, French maçon. Habitational name from places so called in Saône-et-Loire, Allier, Aube, the Côte d’Or, Gers, and Deux-Sères. ... [more]
MAKOVOZA     Baltic (Latinized, Rare), German (Latinized, Rare), Russian (Rare)
There is no history of the name just a family name I on't know if some people have it as a first name too.
MALLOW     German
Variant spelling of Malow, a habitational name from Malow in Mecklenburg.
MANHART     German (Modern)
From the Germanic personal name Manhard, composed of the Germanic elements man "man", "human" + hard "hardy", "brave", "strong". Americanized spelling of German Manhardt.
MANTEY     German, Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Manthei in Schwerin province. This name is also established in Poland.
MANUEL     Spanish, Portuguese, French, German
Derived from the given name Manuel.
MANZ     German (Austrian), German
In Austria it means manager, one who is in charge of men. In Germany it is a given name.
MARKELL     Dutch, German, Slovene (Anglicized)
Dutch and German: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Markolf, composed of the elements marc, merc ‘boundary’ + wolf ‘wolf’. Americanized form of Slovenian Markelj, a derivative of the personal name Marko, Latin Marcus, + the suffix -elj.
MAROTZKE     German
Germanized form of Polish Marocki, itself derived from the personal given name Marcin, the Polish form of Martin.
MARSTELLER     German
Occupational name for a stable boy in or for the supervisor of the stables on a noble estate, from Middle High German mar(c) 'noble horse' stall 'stable' + the agent suffix -er.
MARTAIN     German (Rare)
Possibly a Germanized form of Dutch Martijn.
MARTELLE     English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese
English and German: from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Martin or Marta.... [more]
MARTENS     Low German, Dutch, English
North German and Dutch patronymic from Marten. English variant of Martins.
MARX     German
Derived from the name of the Roman god of war Mars; means "of Mars". A notable bearer is Karl Marx, a German philosopher and "The Father of Communism".
MASEL     German
German from a pet form of a short form of Thomas.
MAST     German
Nickname from Middle High German mast "fat", "stout".
MATTES     German
Variant of Matthias
MATTHIAS     German, Dutch, English, Welsh, Greek
German and Dutch: from the personal name Matthias (see Matthew).... [more]
MAUER     German
Variant of MAURER.
MAUER     German, Jewish
Topographic name for someone who lived near a wall, Middle High German mure "wall".
MAUST     German
Possibly an altered form MAST.
MECKLENBURG     German, Jewish
Regional name for someone from this province in northern Germany. Derived from Old Saxon mikil "big, great" and burg "castle".
MEISTER     German
Means "Master" in German.
MELLENTHIN     German
Habitational name from places so called near Berlin and on the island of Usedom.
MENKE     German
Derived as a diminutive of several Germanic given names whose first element was derived from Germanic *magin- and *megin- "strength; force; power".
MENTZER     German
Habitational name with the agent suffix -er, either from Mainz, earlier Mentz, derived from the medieval Latin name Mogontia (Latin Mogontiacum, probably from the Celtic personal name Mogontios), or from Menz in Brandenburg and Saxony.
MENZEL     German, English
Derived from a short form of MENZ, CLEMENS or HERMANN.
MESMER     German
The surname of Franz Mesmer, a German physician who discovered animal-magnetism (mesmerism / hypnotism). The English word "mesmerism" is derived from this surname.
MESSER     German
Occupational name for an official in charge of measuring the dues paid in kind by tenants, from an agent derivative of Middle High German mezzen "to measure".
METTE     German, Dutch
From a pet form of the female personal name MECHTHILD.
METZ     German
From a short form of the female personal name MECHTHILD.
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]
MICHELS     German, Dutch
Patronymic from the personal name Michel (see Michael). ... [more]
MICK     German, Dutch, Irish
Short form of the given name MIKOLAJ or an occupational name from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch micke "(wheat or rye) bread". The name was reportedly taken from Germany to Ireland in the 18th century.
MIDDENDORF     German
"middle of the village"
MINOR     English, German, French
English: variant spelling of Miner.... [more]
MITTELMANN     German
From a byname from Middle High German mittelman "mediator, arbitrator".
MITTERMEIER     German (Austrian)
Literal meaning "middle farmer" its thought to have been given to farmers living between two there farms in the mountains.
MÖBIUS     German
Patronymic surname derived from the given name Bartholomäus, the German form of Bartholomew.
MOGASEN     German
meaning unknown
MOHLER     German, English
The Mohler surname is derived from the Low German word möhl which means mill. Thus the name originally denoted someone who live or worked near a mill. Variant of Müller.
MONTAG     German
It means Monday in German.
MOOK     German
This surname means 'flying insect' from a German word that is mauke. (I think it is mauke, I am SO not sure.)
MOORING     Low German (Modern)
habitational name from möringen or möhringen of northern germany.
MORR     German
MOSBRUCKER     German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a bridge over a swamp, from Middle High German mos meaning "bog", "swamp" + brucke meaning "bridge".
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]
MOZART     German
The surname was first recorded in the 14th century as Mozahrt, and later as Motzhardt in Germany. It is a compound word, the first part of which is Middle High German mos, also spelt mosz, and meaning “bog, marsh” in southern dialects (compare modern German Moos)... [more]
MUTTER     German
(also Mütter): occupational name for an official employed to measure grain, from Middle High German mutte, mütte 'bushel', 'grain measure' (Latin modius) + the agent suffix -er.
NABROTZKY     German
Supposedly means "lived near water". Originated from Prussia.
NACHTIGALL     German, Jewish
Nickname from Middle High German nachtegal "nightingale" from Old High German galan "to sing". Cognate to NIGHTINGALE.
NACHTRIEB     German
It possibly comes from the German name of a nachtrab, which is a "night bird like the owl". Another possible meaning is "night tribe".
NADEL     German, Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a maker of needles, or in some cases for a tailor, from Middle High German nadel(e), German Nadel "needle".
NARR     German
Nickname for a foolish or silly person, from Middle High German narr ‘fool’, ‘jester’.
NASERS     German
Habitational, derived from any of several places called Nesse in Oldenburg and Friesland.
NAST     German
Topographic name for someone who lived in a thickly wooded area, or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter, from Middle High German nast meaning "branch", a regional variant of ast, resulting from the misdivision of forms such as ein ast meaning "a branch".
NAU     German
A variant of Neu; meaning "ship" or "boat."
NEESON     Irish, Dutch, German
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naois ‘son of Naois’, usually Anglicized as McNeese. Can also be an altered form of Dutch or German Niesen. Surname made famous by the actor Liam Neeson
NEGLEY     German (Swiss)
Altered spelling of Swiss German Nägele, Naegeli, or Nägeli, variants of Nagel.
NEHER     German
An occupational name for a tailor from a deritive of Middle Low German, 'nehen' which means 'to sew' or 'to embroider'
NEIN     German
Unexplained. Perhaps from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with an element cognate with Old High German niuwi meaning "new".
NERZ     German
From the German word Nerz meaning "Mink".
NEUBERGER     German
German surname meaning 'new mountaineer'
NEUENFELDT     German
Habitational name for someone from places so named in Brandenburg and Pomerania, or from places in Lower Saxony or Westphalia called Neuenfelde.
NEUGER     German, French (?)
Was popularized by the German community. Famous bearers include investors Win Neuger and Dan Neuger, author Christie Cozad Neuger.
NEUJAHR     German
nickname for someone who owed feudal dues at the New Year, or sometimes a name given to someone born on that day
NEUSER     German (Rare)
Person who had ancestors that lived in Germany near Dusseldorf in the town called Neuss.
NEUWIRTH     German
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a new innkeeper, from Middle High German niuwe ‘new’ + wirt and German neu + Wirt ‘master of a house’, ‘innkeeper’.
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