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Dictionary of German Names Paperback – June 15, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0924119378 ISBN-10: 0924119373 Edition: 2nd

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  • Paperback: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Max Kade Institute; 2 edition (June 15, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0924119373
  • ISBN-13: 978-0924119378
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #738,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A classic for anyone interested in their German ancestry and an invaluable tool for North Americans trying to determine what part of Germany they came from."--Helmut Schmahl, Johannes Gutenberg University-Mainz

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"A classic for anyone interested in their German ancestry and an invaluable tool for North Americans trying to determine what part of Germany they came from."-Helmut Schmahl, Johannes Gutenberg University-Mainz

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 6, 1998
Format: Hardcover
For anyone who is researching German names and family genealogy this book is the definitive, in-depth, and scholarly work in the field of German names. A "must own" book for the serious researcher of German families and names
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Bill Cope on July 14, 2002
Format: Paperback
A great book for the amateur genealogist. It is light enough that, unlike many books on the subject, it is readable, yet it contains a wealth of information. The book description says "some entries will provoke a chuckle, others a bit of embarrassment, still others a sense of wonder and pride." This is certainly true. As a person of German heritage who (sadly) does not speak German, I was indeed filled with a sense of wonder when I looked up my great-grandfather's name, Hundesauger.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By V. O. Ritter VINE VOICE on January 30, 2010
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I gave this book 5 Stars because it IS a very GOOD book, unfortunately it is also a book that did not meet my needs. My hobby is local history in a predominantly German county in Illinois. I was hoping to find a lot of the local surnames, as a reference for spelling and to provide insight to their origins. No such luck. Many local surnames ARE in the book --- but enough are missing to disappoint me. I have the feeling this book was written for a more scholarly application than mine.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 16, 2010
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Exactly what I expected and received it in a very short time in very good shape.
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