Emig
My grandfather's middle name is Emig, but he has no idea where it comes from or why he was named that. Google turns up several uses of Emig as a surname, and it seems to be German, but I can't find anything more than that. Does anyone have any information?~ Caitlín

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German: reduced form of Emmerich.
> 1. from a Germanic personal name composed of Old High German heim ‘home’, ‘house’ or amal ‘strength’ + rīhhi ‘powerful’, ‘rich’.
2. habitational name from any of the places on the Lower Rhine named Emmerich.

(Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press)My Duden, Familiennamen also has:
> Ermerich (whole + power, ruler)
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Thanks :-)
~ Caitlín
"Blue tinted individuals who go about armed to the teeth and quoting twelfth-century poetry are not easy to comprehend." ~ Lloyd Alexander
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