German (Swiss) Surnames

These names are a subset of German names used more often in Switzerland. See also about German names.
Gwerder German (Swiss)
From Swiss German gwerig meaning "agile, alert".
Messerli German (Swiss)
Swiss diminutive form of Messer.
Zellweger German (Swiss)
Originally denoted a person from the Appenzell region of Switzerland. The place name is derived from Latin abbatis cella meaning "estate of the abbot". A famous bearer is actress Renée Zellweger (1969-).