Germanic Submitted Surnames

These names were used by speakers of Germanic languages in continental Europe (mainly Frankish, Old High German, Old Saxon, Old Dutch and Old Frisian). See also about Germanic names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Adelmund Frankish
Meaning "Noble Protection", Adel, being a variation of germanic adal, meaning "noble" and mund, meaning "protection".
Brueggert Germanic (Anglicized)
Translated literally, the name means "bridge-man," and referred to the occupation of taking toll at bridges. The name was found most frequently in Frankfurt in the 12th and 13th centuries. North German (Brügger) and South German: occupational name for a bridge keeper paver or road builder... [more]
Brumbaugh Germanic
Brumbaugh is derived from towns of the same name, located in various regions of Germany: from "in der Brumbach" a farm near Müsen, Germany, or in the town of Brombach, Swabia and or Switzerland.
Burkhart German, Germanic
From the given name Burkhart.
Clebsch Germanic
Means "baker" in Old Prussian.
Earlbaum Germanic
Derived from Germanic eorl, meaning "earl('s)" and boum, meaning "tree".
Fogg Germanic
This surname appeared in Denmark during the time of the Vikings. It is believed to have Jute origin. It spread to Italy during the Roman Empire and to England as early as the 1080s, being listed in the Doomsday Book compiled by William the Conqueror... [more]
Gast German, Germanic
From the Ancient Germanic name element Gast.
Geiselhart German (Silesian, Rare), Lombardic (Rare), Old High German (Rare)
Possibly after the Geisel, a river in Saxony-Anhalt, which likely received its name from either the Lombardic patronym Giso, meaning "noble, precious promise" or from the Old High German gewi, from the Gothic gavi, or gaujis, a which is a medieval term for a "region within a country", often a former or actual province combined with the suffix Hart, which means "stag", and comes from the Middle English hert and the Old English heort.... [more]
Haag Germanic (Archaic)
'The German surname Haag, like many surnames, was taken from some geographical feature near the dwelling place of its first bearer. Coming from the Old Norse haga, or some local variation of the word, the name means "one who lives near a hedged or fenced enclosure."... [more]
Hildegard Germanic, German
From the given name Hildegard.
Höek Germanic (?)
Surname of Ren Höek from Ren & Stimpy.
Howbert Germanic
Bright heart in German
Magner Irish, Germanic
Irish from a pet form of the Scandinavian name Magnus, in Ireland borne by both Vikings and Normans.... [more]
Marschall Germanic
Meanting Horse Servant
Muehlhauser Old High German
The German surname Müehlhauser is derived from the Middle High German words "mülle" and "hûs" which respectively mean mill and house. It is roughly translated to mean "mill-house" and is believed to have evolved from an individual who was either the owner of a mill or lived in a house attached to a mill in earlier times.
Rambeau French (Rare), Frankish
Altered spelling of the southern French family name Rambaut, from an Old French personal name, Rainbaut, composed of the Germanic elements ragin "counsel" + bald "bold", "brave", or alternatively from the Germanic personal name Hrambehrt or Hrambald, composed of the elements hramn "crow" & berht "bright" or bald "bold", "brave".
Runds Germanic (Rare)
The Runds surname most likely originated near the Rhine river. It comes from the Proto-Celtic word, rūnā, meaning mystery/mystic. The coat of arms dates back to the middle ages and consists of a black shield with three gold crescent moons... [more]
Speier Germanic
Habitational name from Speyer.
Vollmar German, Germanic, Low German
This name is a variant form of Volkmar and the Low German form of Waldemar. It is of Germanic and Slavic origin and comes from the following roots: (VOLKMAR) and (VOLODIMĚRŬ).
Volmar German, Germanic, Low German
Variant Of Vollmar.
Voogdes Old Dutch
Occupational name and feminine title from Old Dutch meaning Lord Protector or Governor. Derived from Latin advocatus. Dutch masculine variant Voogd, German variant Vogt, Polish variant Wójt, Swedish variant Fogde... [more]
Windenburg German, Germanic
Means "Windy Castle" in German.