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Subject: Re: surname as a given name
Author: Rene   (Authenticated as Rene)
Date: October 27, 2008 at 11:58:11 PM
Reply to: surname as a given name by 78faba
I checked my own name database where I have a category for "family name as given name" and note also the language of origin. If I intersect the category with "Old High German" as origin, I get exactly one name: Luther.

But anyway, that would not count here, because it is from a German family name alright, but not in use in Germany itself...

On the other hand, if I do the same for Old English as language of origin, I get over 100 names.


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