Names..what's in a name?

German names that have been Anglicized have been taken from the Report #3 of the Society for the History of Germans in Maryland.  The list was sent to me by Mr. Ted Potthast, officer and past president of the German Society of Maryland.  The list is very interesting and includes many names that I would not have inferred German roots.  The list is from the year 1900.  The list is not all inclusive. 

Keep in mind, not all names were changed.  My family name DOLCH remained as DOLCH, which in German means ‘dagger’.  

Do you have a story about your name and how it may have changed.  Send me the story.

German Name

Anglicized

Adler

Eagle

Armstädt

Armistead and Armsteed

Baer

Bear

Baumann

Bowman and Baughman

Becker

Baker

Beier

Byer and Byers

Berger

Barger

Betz

Bates

Bieler

Beeler

Blume

Bloom

Blumenberg

Bloomberg

Boscher

Bosher

Brauer

Brauer and Brewer

Brann

Brown

Breitkopf

Broadhead

Brockhauss

Brookhouse

Buehring

Bouhring

Bürger

Burger

Busch

Bush

Christmann

Chrisman

Clemenz

Clements and Clemons

Engel

Angle and Angel

Erhardt

Airheard and Earhart

Fischer

Fisher

Flemming

Fleming

Förster

Foster

Frei or Frey

Fry

Freimann

Freeman

Freund

Friend

Fröbel

Fravel

Frohmann

Froman

Fuchs

Fox

Fuhrmann

Furman

Fürst

Furst

Gärtner

Gardner

Gerber

Garber and Tanner

Gerth

Garth

Goetz

Gates and Yates

Goldschmidt

Goldsmith

Gottlieb

Cudlipp

Gruen

Green

Gruenebaum

Greenbaum and Greentree

Gute or Gude

Goode

Gutmann

Goodman

Hafer

Haver

Harbach

Harbough

Hardwich

Hardwicke

Hartenstein

Hartenstine

Hausmann

Houseman

Heid

Hite

Heilmann

Hileman

Heiner

Hiner

Heinz

Hines

Heiss

Hayes

Hermann

Harman

Herr

Harr

Herzog

Duke

Huth

Hood

Jaeger

Yager, Yeager and Hunter

Jehle

Yahley

John

Jone and Jones

Jung

Young

Kaiser

Keyser

Keil

Kyle

Kirchman

Churchman

Kirchwall

Kercheval

Klein

Cline, Kline, Little or Small

Kloess and Kloss

Glaize

Koch

Cook

Koenig

King

Koinath or Kunath

Koiner, Coyner, Coiner, Kiner, Cuyner, Cyner

Kohl

Cole

Kohlmann

Coleman

Koppel

Copple

Kraemer

Creamer and Kremer

Krause

Grouse and Krouse

Kreutzer

Crozer

Krueger

Crigger and Kreger

Kuhn

Coon

Kuntz

Coons, Kountz and Coontz

Kuester

Custer

Kurz

Short

Lang and Lange

Long

Laube

Loube

Lauter

Lowther

Lehmann

Layman

Leibrock

Lybrock

Lentz

Lantz

Lieber

Liewer

Löwe

Lyon and Lyons

Löwenstein

Lovenstein and Livingston

Lorenz

Lawrence

Ludwig

Lewis

Marschall

Marshall

Matheus and Matthes

Mathew, Matthews and Mathues

Mejo

Mayo

Mertz

Martz

Michel

Mitchel

Moritz

Morris

Neubert

Nighbart

Neukich

Newkirk

Neumann

Newman

Oppenheimer

Oppenhimer

Puttmann

Putman

Reimann

Rayman

Reiner

Riner

Reiss

Rice

Ried

Reed

Riese

Rees and Reese

Roemer

Romer

Rothmann

Redman and Rodman

Sauer

Sower

Schaefer

Shafer, Shepherd, Shepperd and Sheppard

Scharf

Sharp

Schenk

Shank

Scheuner

Shewner

Schiener

Shuoner

Schmal

Small

Schmidt

Smith

Schmucker

Smucker

Schneider

Snyder and Taylor

Schoeplein

Chapline

Schreiber

Shriver

Schuermann

Shurman and Sherman

Schuessler

Chisler

Schuetz

Sheetz

Schumacher

Shoemaker

Schumann

Shuman and Choohman

Schwarz

Sewards and Black

Schweinfurt

Swineford

Schweitzer

Switzer

Seilers

Siler

Siegel

Siegle, Seagles, Syele and Siele

Sniedt

Sneed and Snead

Spielmann

Spilman

Stahl

Steel

Staufer

Stover

Stein

Stone

Steinbach

Stainback

Steiner

Stiner and Stoner

Steinmetz

Stinemetz

Stephen

Stephens and Stevens

Storch

Stork

Tempel

Temple

Thalheimer

Thalhimer

Traut

Trout

Uhl

Ewel

Vierlaender

Verlander

Vogel

Bogle

Waechter

Wachter

Wagner

Wagener, Waggener and Waggoner

Wassermann

Waterman

Weber

Weaver

Weimar

Wymar

Weise

Wise and White

Werner

Warner

Wieden

Weedon

Wier

Wyer

Wieland

Wyland

Wilhelm

Williams

Zimmermann

Simmerman and Carpenter

 

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