German (Austrian) Submitted Surnames

These names are a subset of German names used more often in Austria. See also about German names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ALBAUGH German (Austrian)
Albaugh is a surname of Austrian origin. It is an anglicized variation of the German language surname Albach.
ALTBAUER German (Austrian)
“Old farmer” from the root Bauer meaning “farmer” in German
AMSTUTZ German (Swiss), German (Austrian)
Topographic name for someone living near or at the foot of a steep mountainside, German am Stutz ‘at the escarpment’.
AU Upper German, Swiss, German (Swiss), German (Austrian)
South German, Swiss, and Austrian topographic name from dialect Au ‘water meadow’, ‘stream’ (see Aue).
BAEDER German (Austrian)
Means something like "bath house" which historically was associated with health or medicine.
BALSANO German (Austrian), Italian
The roots of the distinguished surname Balzano lie in Austria. The name derives itself from "Balthasar," the name of one of the three Magi who followed the star to Bethlehem, and was popular as both a first name and a family name during the 18th century.... [more]
BISCHOFFSHAUSEN German, German (Austrian), German (Swiss)
Means "bishop's house" in German
BORSOK Russian, Jewish, German (Austrian)
Pronouced "Boar-sook"... [more]
BREUNIG German, German (Austrian), American
Origin probably in Frankfurt am Main... [more]
BRUNNER German (Austrian)
Brunner came from Tyrolean and Bavarian place names, or Brno.... [more]
DORN German, German (Austrian), Dutch, Flemish, English
Means "thorn" in German.
DOSS German, German (Austrian), German (Swiss)
German: Habitational name for someone from Dosse in Altmark. Variant of Dose ... [more]
FEIST German (Austrian)
taken from St. Veit (Vitus in Latin), Protector against fire and lightning
FICHTER German (Austrian)
Habitational name deriving from places named with this word in Württemberg, Bavaria, Saxony, or Austria.
FLEISCHMAN German (Austrian)
Fleischman translates in English to Meat Man, or Butcher It is most often used with a single "n" for those who were persecuted as Jews. Other Germanic spellings for Christians and others not deemed Jewish are Fleischmann, or Fleishmann... [more]
GALISHOFF Upper German, German (Austrian)
Derived from the ancient Roman name "Gallus", meaning "rooster" in Latin. "Hoff" meaning house combines the growing or tending to poultry on a farm house, hence the name "Galishoff" which has been modified over the millennia... [more]
GSCHWENDTNER German (Austrian)
From the German word "schwenden", which means "swidden agriculture" in English
HAUSLE German (Austrian)
Topographical name for someone who's House was near the Woods, from German "Häus" House "le" Woods
HOFERLE German (Austrian)
Means "Yard Clearing" from a Combination of the Austrian word Höfer meaning "yard" or "court" with the ancient suffix "le" meaning woodland or clearing.
HOORN German (Austrian)
From the Germanic word horn meaning "horn". This was an occupational name for one who carved objects out of horn or who played a horn, or a person who lived near a horn-shaped geographical feature, such as a mountain or a bend in a river.
HOSP German (Austrian)
Means "odd bird" or "strange man"
HRACH German (Austrian, Rare), Czech (Rare)
Originated in the Czech-speaking region of Bohemia in Austria, pre-1900. From Czech hrách, meaning "pea." Given either to a very short man or to a gardener.
JAUK German (Austrian)
The meaning of the name Jauk is similar to the word "acre" in English. It is a measure word for how much land an ox can plough in one day. People with the surname Jauk are likely to have descended from farmers... [more]
KARI Finnish, German (Austrian), Slovene (?), Hungarian, Indian, Marathi
As a Finnish name, it is a topographic and ornamental name from kari "small island", "stony rapids", "sandbar", or "rocky place in a field". This name is found throughout Finland.... [more]
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".
KLUG German (Austrian)
First recorded in the early 14th century in present-day Austria (southeastern region of the Holy Roman Empire at that time). The surname was derived from the ancient Germanic word kluoc meaning "noble" or "refined".... [more]
KOLESAR Czech (Modern, Rare), German (Modern, Rare), German (Austrian, Modern, Rare)
Means either 'wheelwright' or 'coleminer' depending on the region.
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.
KÜNZI German, Swiss, German (Austrian)
From a pet form of the personal name Kuntz.
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]
MITTERMEIER German (Austrian)
Literal meaning "middle farmer" its thought to have been given to farmers living between two there farms in the mountains.
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]
NEUHAUSER German, German (Austrian)
Means "new house" in German.
NIEDERMEIER German, German (Austrian)
Initially used as a distinguishing name for a farmer ("Meier") who had a farm lower ("nieder") than the neighboring one(s). This surname and its variant spellings are common to Austria and the Free State of Bavaria in Germany.
OESTERREICH German (Austrian)
Variant transcription of Österreich.
OESTREICHER German (Austrian)
Variant spelling of Österreicher.
ÖSTERREICH German (Austrian)
The German name for Austria, meaning "eastern kingdom", and may also be a surname. Variant spelling of Österreicher.
ÖSTERREICHER German, German (Austrian)
Means "One from Austria", "the Austrian".
PEIPER German (Austrian)
Occupational name for a piper, from Middle High German piper. In some cases it may be derived from Sorbian pipar "pepper", thus being an occupational name for a spicer or a nickname for one with a fiery temper.
PLAHNA German (Austrian)
It is a name from the Gratkorn, Graz, Styria area of Austria
PRADL Hungarian, German (Austrian)
Meaning unknown. Possibly originating somewhere in Hungary.
SANDMEIER German, German (Swiss), German (Austrian)
From Middle High German sand combined with Meier, referring to a tenant farmer whose farm was on sandy soil.
SCHERZER German (Austrian)
Habitational name for someone from a place called Scherz in Switzerland
SCHICKLGRUBER German (Austrian)
This was the surname of Maria Schicklgruber (April 15, 1795 - January 7, 1847), the mother of Adolf Hitler.
SCHMALTZ German (Rare), German (Austrian, Rare)
Schmaltz is a German and Austrian surname. It was used as an occupational surname for chandlers.
SCHMUCK German, German (Austrian)
From Middle High German smuc meaning "jewel", "finery", hence a metonymic occupational name for a jeweler, or a nickname for someone who wore a prominent jewel or ornament.North German: nickname from Middle Low German smuck meaning "neat", "dainty".
SCHORGL German (Austrian)
Austrian meaning, “Lover of the land”, used by farmers.
SCHWERTFUEHRER German (Austrian, German)
Sword leader; military general or other leadership position
SMOKE English, German, German (Austrian)
Possibly a variant of English Smock or an altered form of German Schmuck.
STUHR German, Danish, German (Austrian)
A nickname for an inflexible, obstinate person.
VOGL German (Austrian)
Southern German variant of Vogel.
VON BISCHOFFSHAUSEN German, German (Austrian), German (Swiss)
Variant spelling of Bischoffshausen.
WEIDEMANN Medieval German, German (Austrian), Norwegian
Weidemann is a German family name and comes from the Middle High German terms for hunter or woad farmer.... [more]
WEISMAN German, German (Austrian), Jewish
A German surname meaning "white man"
ZAMLOCH German (Austrian)
Altered, likely Americanized or Germanized, version of the Czech surname Zemlicka. Zemlicka derives from žemle, meaning "bread roll," and was a name given to bakers.... [more]