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German-American Names. 3rd Edition Paperback – Sep 5 2000

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  • Paperback: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company; 3rd edition (Sept. 5 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806317647
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806317649
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 14 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,486,513 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
What Was The Origin Of My Name? Nov. 23 2008
By A Grey Haired Hacker - Published on
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Like everyone else, I fantasized that my distant ancestors were noble lords, wise sages, shrewd merchants and so on. However, I have found that while all of the other German surnamed families with familial links to my German surnamed family have some form of an acknowledged coat of arms, my German surname apparently does not. Apparently, my ancestors were the cooks and chefs that kept everyone else well-fed. Oh well, back to putting the icing on the cake.....
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Entertaining and interesting explanation of German names and surnames Jan. 19 2010
By Joan L. Redd - Published on
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I'm a 6th generation, 100% ancestry German American (both sides of my family) who lives in a region heavily populated with German surnames and Christian names. I found this book by chance in our local library and wow! It opened up the origins of my family names and also made sense of the names of other persons I've known and seen throughout the region all my life. There were surprising revelations to me, such as names that I never thought of as being of German origin or surnames taken from Latin, pre-Germanic/Celtic words and place names, and other languages. This book was fun just to skip through, but the introduction is worth reading if one has more time. I highly recommend this book if you are interested in your roots or just enjoy knowing where names come from and what they mean.
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Very Informative June 20 2009
By Judith Sheppard - Published on
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Lots of great information to support the research I was doing. It aided me in compilation of a family documentary.
Five Stars July 6 2014
By Rod Hineman - Published on
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good resource
Good resource March 18 2014
By Mark - Published on
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I was able to find both my last name and several relatives names on both my Mom and Dad's side. Great book to browse just for general information and meanings of names.