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Names derived from a physical or other characteristic of first bearer:


Altmann - old man;

Hellmann - light man;

Dick - fat person;

Klein - short;

Lange - the long one;

Kurz - the short one.

Lustig - happy person;

Grossmann - the big one;

Rot(h)bart - red beard;

Weiss - white appearance;

Schwar(t)z - black appearance;

Schwarzkopf - black haired;

Sus(s)man - affectionate person;

Unruh - agitator or trouble maker;

Schatz - treasure;

Stamm, Stump - trunk (as of a tree);

Stammler - stutterer;

Stock - stick, tree trunk.

 

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References;

 

From the Max Kade Center's Teaching Unit: GERMAN-AMERICANS AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE AMERICAN MAINSTREAM CULTURE: GERMAN NAMES AND WORDS http://www-lib.iupui.edu/kade


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