en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchant_(surname)

Merchant is an Anglo-Saxon surname, meaning a merchant or trader, and was originally given ... Ursula Merchant (born 1932), German-born Las Vegas-based performance artist; Vaibhavi Merchant (born 1976), Indian dance choreographer  ...

surnames.behindthename.com/names/usage/german/2

German names are used in Germany and other German-speaking areas such as ..... Means "shopkeeper, merchant" in German, derived from Old High German ...

www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Germany_Names,_Personal

Jun 14, 2017 ... Understanding German surnames and given names can help you find ... Merchants and townspeople then adopted the custom, as did the rural ... Here is a German-language site for Jewish Given Names and their meanings.

www.newbremenhistory.org/GENEALOGY/German_Names.htm

In this and four ensuing articles, a look will be taken at the origins, and an attempt will be made to interpret as many of the German names on “The Towpath" ... The earliest German names were just a single name. ...... Lietz: lace, lace merchant ...

www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Swedish_Surnames

German merchants from the Hanseatic League (Hanse) introduced the first hereditary surnames to the Swedes. The Swedish ...

www.thoughtco.com/german-last-names-and-english-meanings-4066939

Sep 7, 2017 ... Learn the history and meaning of German last names, from Achen to Zweig. Did you know ... If you wonder what your German last name means in English, here's a comprehensive guide. For each ... Kaufmann, merchant.

blogs.ancestry.com/cm/there-are-four-common-types-of-german-surnames-which-one-is-yours

Oct 9, 2014 ... After that, merchants and general townspeople started using surnames, with rural ... Enter your last name to learn its meaning and origin.

www.lutins.org/lists/surnames.html

Dec 2, 2015 ... This listing is by no means exhaustive; if you have additions or ... Bernstein ( German - amber craftsman) ... Kauf[f]man (German - merchant)

slate.com/human-interest/2014/01/ashkenazi-names-the-etymology-of-the-most-common-jewish-surnames.html

Jan 8, 2014 ... Some German-speaking Jews took last names as early as the 17th .... Salzman — salt merchant; Seid/Seidman—silk merchant; Tabachnik ...