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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : ethnic name given in areas of mixed population to inhabitants speaking German rather than a Slavic language, from German Deutsch German (Middle High German tiu(t)sch, Old High German diutisk, from diot, deot, ‘people’, ‘nation’, from a Germanic root theudō).
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : regional name for someone who had migrated from a German-speaking area to another part of Europe.

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