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Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name.

Surname Origin Meaning
Abendroth German              German abend, evening, and roth, red
Albert German              German beort or bert, signifies famous, fair, and clear, bright
Amery German              German Emerich or Immer-reich, always rich
Anger German              German angar, a pasture, meadow
Archibald German              German Erchenbald, a powerful, bold, and speedy learner or observer
Arnold German              German are or ehre, honor, and hold, faithful or devoted to
Arzt German              German doctor
Aubrey German              German Alberic, a name given in hope of power or wealth
Backman German              German Bach, a brook, and man
Bader German              German barber
Baldwin German              German bald, quick or speedy, and win, an old word signifying victor or conqueror
Barnabas German              German Son of exhortation
Barnaby German              German Son of exhortation
Bartul German              German Beorht, and ulph; help in counsel
Bauer German              German farmer
Bauerdt German              German farmer
Baum German              German tree
Bauman German              German builder
Baumann German              German builder
Baur German              German farmer
Baurerdt German              German farmer
Bayer German              German Bavarian
Bayerle German              German little Bavarian
Bayr German              German Bavarian
Becker German              German backer, a baker
Berger German              German townsman
Beyer German              German Bavarian
Bierman German              German taverner beer host
Biermeyer German              German taverner beer host
Bierwirth German              German taverner beer host
Birely German              German little Bavarian
Blauvelt German              German Blau, blue, and veld or feld, field
Brauer German              German brewer
Brawn German              German with brown hair
Brenner German              German distiller
Breuer German              German brewer
Brinker German              German small farmer
Bruder German              German brother
Buchholz German              German beechwood
Burger German              German townsman
Charles German              German carl, strong, stout, courageous, and valiant
Claget German              German klugheit, good sense, wisdom, prudence, dexterity
Cline German              German Klein: Little, Small; Neat, Nice
Conrad German              German Able counsel
Coon German              German Kuhn, Bold, Keen
Cram German              German Kram, a retail shop
Cramer German              German Kramer, a retail dealer
Cramp German              German chrampf krampf, curved, a hook
Cronkhite German              German krankheit, sickly, rickety
Cuyler German              German Keiler, a wild boar
Decker German              German Decher, the quantity of ten
Diefendorf German              German thieving, and dorf, a village
Dittrich German              German Mighty Ruler
Dodd German              German A god-father
Drucker German              German Printer
Druker German              German Printer
Eberly German              German From eber, a boar, and ly, like;
Ebert German              German Eberhard/Eberhardt
Eisenhauer German              German iron cutter, miner
Eisenhower German              German iron cutter, miner
Fake German              German A falcon or hawk
Falke German              German A falcon or hawk
Farber German              German painter
Farman German              German Fahr-mann, master of a ferry-boat
Faukner German              German A catcher of trainer of hawks
Ferdinand German              German From Fred, peace, and rand, pure
Fischer German              German fisherman, fishmonger
Fleischer German              German butcher
Fleischman German              German butcher
Frederick German              German Rich peace, or peaceable reign
Fuchs German              German a fox or clever, cunning person
Gallup German              German Gottlieb
Gebauer German              German peasant or tiller of the field
Gerber German              German tanner
Germain German              German native of Germany
Gervas German              German Steadfast, honorable
Getman German              German from kette, a chain, and mann
Gilbert German              German Bright pledge
Godard German              German God-like disposition
Godfrey German              German God and frid or frede, peace, or from Gau
Groscup German              German gross, big, and kopf, head
Gross German              German large
Grossman German              German large
Haff German              German A sea, bay, or gulf
Hahn German              German Rooster
Haller German              German belonging to a salt-work
Hartman German              German hardy and strong man
Hayne German              German Hech or Hohe, high, and narr, a fool, a jester, a merry fellow, king's fool
Hayner German              German Hech or Hohe, high, and narr, a fool, a jester, a merry fellow, king's fool
Hermance German              German Heer, a master, lord, or ruler, and mensch, a man
Hermann German              German Army Man
Herr German              German Sire, lord, master
Higginbottom German              German Ickenbaum, oak-tree
Hoffmeyer German              German a court farmer
Holsapple German              German Holz, a wood, an apple, or apfel, an orchard
Holzapfel German              German From Holz, a wood, an apple, or apfel, an orchard
Huber German              German a small farmer or leading man of the village
Ingraham German              German Engelramus, from Engel, Saxon, angel, and rein, purity. Pure as an angel
Ingram German              German elements Ing (the name of a Germanic god) + hraban raven
Jaeger German              German Hunter
Jahnke German              German little John
Juengling German              German youth
Jung German              German Young
Kaiser German              German Emperor from the Latin Caesar
Kaufman German              German An occupational name for a merchant or tradesman
Kellerman German              German worker or dweller in a wine cellar or tavern
Kessler German              German coppersmith
Ketman German              German From Kette, a chain, and mann
Keyser German              German An emperor
Kiel German              German Town in Lower Saxony
Kipp German              German a situation on or near a precipice
Klein German              German small, little
Kling German              German Klinge, a blade, a sword
Knapp German              German Knappe, a lad, boy, servant, workman
Kohler German              German charcoal burner
Krause German              German someone with curly hair
Kriege German              German war or warrior
Krieger German              German war or warrior
Krugar German              German a maker or seller of stoneware mugs and jugs
Kuester German              German sexton
Kunstler German              German artist or skilled artisan.
Kuster German              German sexton
Lang German              German tall person
Lear German              German Town on the Ems, in Westphalia
Lederman German              German leather maker
Ledermann German              German leather maker
Lehmann German              German feudal tenant
Lehrer German              German teacher
Leir German              German town of Lear, on the Ems, in Westphalia
Lesser German              German custodian of a forest, game keeper
Lichtermann German              German lamplighter
Lilienthal German              German The vale of lilies, from lilie, a lily, and thal, a vale
Luther German              German loth or laut, loud, famed, fortunate, and er, honor
Mainard German              German stout-hearted
Mann German              German Gentleman or master
Masenfer German              German Messenfer, a great fair or market for merchants
Mauer German              German A wall
Maynard German              German stout-hearted
Meyer German              German Mayor
Moos German              German fen, bog
Morgen German              German morning
Mueller German              German miller
Myers German              German Mayor
Neuman German              German newcomer
Ostheim German              German From Ost, east, and heim, a home, habitation or village
Peters German              German son of Peter
Putzkammer German              German A dressing-chamber
Roth German              German Red color
Sales German              German hall or court
Saltz German              German Saltzman
Saltzman German              German Saltzman
Sandler German              German a person who carts sand
Schafer German              German shepherd
Schenck German              German schenke, an inn or public house
Schenker German              German publican
Scherer German              German barber
Schlosser German              German locksmith
Schluter German              German supply keeper
Schmidt German              German smith
Schmuker German              German decorator
Schneider German              German tailer
Schreiber German              German secretary or scribe
Schreiner German              German cabinet maker
Schroeder German              German tailor
Schubert German              German shoemaker or shoeseller
Schuler German              German pupil
Schulman German              German school man
Schultheis German              German village mayor
Schultz German              German village mayor
Schumacher German              German shoemaker
Schuman German              German shoemaker
Schuster German              German shoemaker
Schwartz German              German blacksmith
Segur German              German sieg, victory
Sholtis German              German Schultheiss, a mayor, magistrate
Snyder German              German schneider, a tailor
Spotten German              German To mock, deride, ridicule
Stark German              German Starck, strong, firm, confirmed to the utmost degree
Starr German              German Stiff, rigid, inflexible
Steinhauer German              German stonecutter
Stell German              German A place, station, office
Studebaker German              German pastry baker
Ulman German              German All man
Wagner German              German wagon-maker or driver
Walter German              German keeper of the wood
Weber German              German weaver
Werden German              German From Wehr, a fortification, and den, a hill; a town in the Netherlands called Woerden
Werner German              German warrier
Wolf German              German someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a wolf.
Yager German              German huntsman
Zahm German              German tame or domestic
Zahn German              German tooth or dentist.
Zedler German              German scribe
Zellner German              German lives near a shrine
Ziegler German              German tile maker.
Zimmerman German              German carpenter
Zuckerman German              German sugar seller
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