Meaning and Origin of: Trachtenberg

Family name origins & meanings

  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : ornamental name of uncertain origin; -berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’ is a very common ornamental ending of Yiddish surnames; Trachten-, however, is unclear. It may derive from Yiddish trakhtn ‘to think’ or German Tracht ‘costume’, ‘(national) dress’.