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Type Surname (from location)
Usage German, Jewish
Other Forms FormsHamburger, Hamberg, Amberg, Hamberger, Amberger

Meaning & History

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from the great city and port at the mouth of the river Elbe, named with the Germanic elements ham ‘water meadow’ + burg ‘fortress’, ‘fortified town’.
Added 7/5/2017 by LMS