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.