Meaning and Origin of: Diener

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : occupational name for a council official, Middle High German dienære. In larger centers of population, the term was also used to denote a representative of the local tradespeople.
  • German : from a reduced form of the Germanic personal name Degenher, a compound of Old High German degan ‘warrior’, ‘vassal’ + hēr ‘noble’, ‘esteemed’.