Three Rivers
Hudson~Mohawk~Schoharie
History From America's Most Famous Valleys

The following is a list of German surnames and their English equivalents. Names were changed by direct translation, by spelling the word in English the way it sounded or by modifying the word. The German "B" was often changed to "V", "I" was changed to "Y", "K" to "C", "KI" or "LICH" to "LEY", "SCH" to "SH" or "S" and "U" to "OO". This list is supplied by Mrs. Anita A. Smith.

English

Albright
Ault

Blair, Bare
Baker
Barger
Barnhart
Baugh
Baugher
Baughman
Beam
Bean
Beaver
Betts
Bishop
Black
Bordner
Bowers. Farmer
Bowman
Boyer
Brickner
Bridenbaugh
Brown
Brubaker

Carpenter
Carver
Claybar
Cline, Kline
Clouse
Cooper
Cramer, Kramer
Cripps
Culp
Derr

Earhart
Eshelman
Everhart
Fair
Farmer, Bowers
Fate
Focht
Fogel, Fogle
Fox
Frailey, Fraley
Frederick
Free
Fry
Fulmer

Gairing, Gehrig
Cering
Gardner
Gase
Good, Goode

Hafer
Haines
Harmann
Hartzell
Henry
Hines
Hoover
Hostetter
Hunter, Yeager

Johns

Kale
Keen
Kerr
Kimmel
King
Kingseed
Kinsey
Kline, Cline
Knisely
Kramer, Cramer

Lease
Little, Small
Leibengood, Livingood
Long

Mayer, Myers
Mercer
Merrersmith
Miller
Mishler
Moore
Myers, Mayer

Newman
Ney
Nissley

Oakely
Overholt

Peiffer, Pfeifer, Piper
Prince

Reeser, Reser
Rehrig
Reinhold, Reynolds
Rhoads, Rhode, Rood
Rice
Richards
Reinhart, Rinehart

Saylor
Shepherd
Shertz
Shoemaker
Shimer
Shnavely
Sholes, Sholtz, Shulz, Shultz
Slagel
Slaymaker
Small, Little
Smyser
Snaveley
Snell
Souders
Sowers
Spangler
Staley
Stine, Stone
Stoner
Strasbaugh, Strausbaugh
Sweigert
Swope

Taylor
Troxell
Turner
Tyson

Wanamaker
Weaver
Welty
Werts, Wertz
Whitman
Wiant, Wyant
William, Williams
Witmer, Whitmer

Yeager, Hunter
Yoder
Young

Zarcher, Zercher, Zirger
Zook

German

Albrecht
Alt

Baer
Becker
Berger
Bernhard
Bach
Bacher
Bacher
Boehm
Behn
Bieber
Betz
Bischof
Schwarz
Portner
Bauer
Baumann
Beyer
Bruckner
Breitenbach
Braun
Brupbacher

Zimmerman
Gerber
Claborg
Klein
Klause
Bottcher
Kraemer
Krebs
Kalb
Durr

Ehrhard
Eschlimann
Eberhard
Fehr
Bauer
Veit
Vogt
Vogel
Fuchs
Frohlich
Friedrich
Fuehre, Fery
Frey
Volmar

Gehring, Goring
Goering
Gaertner
Gos, Goes
Gut, Guth

Hofer, Hoefer
Haintz
Hermann
Hirtzel
Heinrich
Heintz
Huber
Hofstetter
Jager

Tschantz

Kehl
Kuhn
Kurrer
Kummel
Konig
Konigsamen
Kunzi
Klein
Kneissli
Kraemer

Liess
Klein
Lebengut
Lang

Meyer
Musser
Messerschmidt
Muller
Miswchler
Mohr
Meyer

Neumann
Neu
Nussli

Eichli
Oberholtzer

Pfeiffer
Printz

Riese
Rohrig
Reinoehl
Roth
Reiss
Reichert
Reinhard

Seiler
Schaffer
Schertz
Schumacher
Schaumer
Schnaebeli
Schultz
Schlegel
Schleiermacher
Klein
Schmeisser
Schnaebeli
Schnell
Sauter
Sauer
Spengler
Staheli
Stein
Steiner
Strasbach
Schweiger
Schwab

Schneider
Trachsel
Dreher
Theissen

Wannemacher
Weber
Walti
Wirtz
Widmann
Weiand
Wilhelm
Widmer

Jager
Yost
Jung

Zurcher
Zug

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