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From: CrawfordChio GenealogicalSociety <>
Subject: Re: [OHCRAWFO] German surnames
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 22:13:57 -0700 (PDT)
Thanks Al - Sounds like these names also came from
their occupations and therefore might be a possible
clue to their whereabouts before their emigration.
Worth checking out.
At the last CCGS meeting, Mark Cory gave a
presentation about the Revolutionary War soldiers and
mentioned that the Hessians were from Hesse Germany &
trained soldiers/hunters. One of the German soldier
names he mentioned was, (I think I remember it right),
"Yeager" which translates to "hunter" which helps us
understand why these soldiers were so valuable to the
American side. I do know that "Reiter" came from
"rider" as in the calvary, again an occupation.
--- Allen Potts <> wrote:
> Frances: The following comes from a book
> "German-American Names," 1990
> George F. Jones
> Yeiter (or Jeutter) - not found in the book.
> Geissman - (Geismann - goat man)
> Leimenstoll (or Limenstoll) Leim means clay
> Baldosser -not found
> Obenlanded - not found
> Auperle - not found
> Acker - (Ackers, Ackert - field)
> Veivle - not found
> Lust - pleasure
> Myers - Meyer - Farmer, dairy farmer fr. Latin major
> Lutz - Lutze, Lutzel, Lutzens (Ludwig)
> Shafer - Shaffer, Shaefer, Shaeffer, see Schaeffer
> Morrow - not found - doesn't sound very Germany -
> the spelling may have
> Stuckman - Stuck means dweller on stump- covered
> Stockman - says see Stuckman but no listing for
> Stick - Stickler (embroiderer)
> hope this helps
> Crawford County OHGenWeb wrote:
> > Hi Al
> > You seem to have a lot information about the
> > of German surnames - Could you tell me the meaning
> > the following names for my husband's family or
> > to find it? I also read somewhere that sometimes
> > can tell what part of Germany the surnames
> > from parts of the names. I am hoping this info
> > help me get started on my German ancestor hunt. Do
> > know a good place to start that is in English?
> > Thanks Frances
> > Yeiter (or Jeutter)
> > Geissman
> > Leimenstoll (or Limenstoll)
> > Baldosser
> > Obenlanded
> > Auperle
> > Acker
> > Veivle
> > Lust
> > Lutz
> > Myers
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