[Northkeep] German names and their meanings

Marc Carlson marccarlson20 at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 9 11:40:45 PST 2004

>From: Hugh & Belinda Niewoehner <BurgBorrendohl at earthlink.net>
>Interesting site--don't know how "SCA herald proof" it is as far as a 

It does look interesting.  It doesn't mention it but I know that for later 
era (at least 16th century and later) german naming practices, the first 
name is the name of the saint whose day they were born on or whose name they 
were baptised in, and the second name is the use name.  In many families 
with long standing tradition of going by the second name derives from 
ancient family practices.

eg. John Jacob Jingleheimer-Schmidt has St. John as his patron saint, and 
goes by Jacob.


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