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Type Surname (from location)
Usage German, Jewish
Pronounced Pron. GINS-bərg(German) GINZ-bərg(Jewish)  [key]
Other Forms FormsGinsberg, Ginzburg

Meaning & History

Habitational name for someone who came from Gunzberg in Bavaria, Günsburg in Swabia, or Gintsshprik (Königsburg) in East Prussia. Its origin is from the name of the river Günz, written in early Latin documents as Guntia, which was probably of Celtic origin, and Old High German burg meaning "Fortress, walled town".
Added 8/22/2019 by EncyclopediaBrown