German Surname History
The family history of the German last name is maintained by the AncientFaces community. Join the community by adding to to our knowldge of the German:
- German family history
- German country of origin, nationality, & ethnicity
- German last name meaning & etymology
- German spelling & pronunciation
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German Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of German may be very difficult to determine in cases which countries change over time, leaving the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of German may be in dispute as result of whether the surname came about naturally and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of last names that are based on a profession, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).
German Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of German come may come from a profession, such as the name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers. Some of these craft-based family names might be a profession in some other language. Because of this it is essential to research the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its ancestors. Many names like German are inspired by religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, and so on. Often these family names are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Favored of God".
German Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as German were transliterated based on how they sounded when people's names were written in official records. This could have resulted in misspellings of German. Surnames like German change in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across communities, family branches, and countries over generations. Knowing misspellings and spelling variations of the German name are important to understanding the history of the name.
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German Family Tree
Here are a few of the German biographies shared by AncientFaces users. Click here to see more Germans
- Mary (German) Davenport 1850 - ?
- Larkin German 1837 - 1917
- Alvin A. German 1927 - ?
- Unknown East German 1961 - ?
- Antonio German Torres
- Petter German Eventuell Perman)
- A German Unmarried Woman
- Mary German
- Maria German Varty
- Herman German