English to German


Many people, who sailed to the Americas, over the years from other counties, changed their names. They wanted to fit in. They didn’t want to stand out or be seen as different. Some people simply used a translation, of their surname. We will be adding to this list, as time permits. Multiple pages contain the name translations that some of these people have used. The translation tables are setup as follows:

 

English German
Bank Ufer
Barber Frisor
Beach Strand
Blacksmith Schmied
Butcher Fleischer
Carpenter Zimmerman
Castle Schloss
Champion Meister
Cliff Klippe
Cook Koch
Cooper Bottcher
Creek Bach
Cross Kreuz
Deer Hirsch
Drum Trommel
Duck Ente
Eagle Adler
Emperor Kaiser
End Schluss
Fair Schon
Farmer Bauer
Field Feld
Fisher Fischer
Flax Flachs
Flower Blume
Fortune Gluck
Fox Fuchs
Friend Freund
Gale Sturm
Goat Ziege
Gold Gold
Green Grun
Guard Wache
Hail Hageln
Hawk Habicht
Herd Herde
Hoe Hacke
Hook Haken
Horn Horn
Hunter Jager
Iron Eisen
Judge Richter
Junior Junger
Knight Ritter
Lamb Lam
Law Recht
Leather Leder
Lion Lowe
Little Klein
Lord Herr
Love Liebe
Major Grosser
Mason Maurer
Mayor Burgermeister
Minister Pfarrer
Moon Mond
Mountain Berg
North Norden
Ox Ochs
Painter Maler
Parson Pfarrer
Pasture Weide
Peace Frieden
Pebble Kiesel
Peer Gleiche
People Volk
Pigeon Taube
Pillar Pfeiler
Plow Pflug
Poet Dichter
Pond Teich
Pope Papst
Printer Drucker
Queen Konigin
Rain Regen
Ransom Losegeld
Reed Rohr
Regal Koniglich
Rice Reis
Rich Reich
Ridge Kette
Road Strasse
Robber Rauber
Roman Romisch
Sailor Matrose
Saint Heilige
Sculptor Bildhauer
Seal Siegel
Sheep Schaf
Shepherd Hirt
Ship Schiff
Shoemaker Schuster
Shore Ufer
Singer Sanger
Sparrow Sputz
Spear Speer
Steel Stahl
Stone Stein
Sweep Fegen
Taylor Schneider
Teacher Lehrer
Temple Schlafe
Tower Torre
Town Stadt
Treat Behandeln
Valley Tal
Victor Sieger
Vine Weinstock
Virgin Jungfrau
Waiter Kellner
Weave Weben
Weaver Webber
Wheeler Handler
White Weiss
Wood Wald
Young Jung

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.