Usage Ancient Germanic
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 7/30/2007
The first element of this name is derived from Gothic alls "all" or from Gothic alhs (alah in Old High German) "temple." The second element is derived from Gothic gasts (gast in Old High German) "guest, stranger."The name is reconstructed from the historic place name Alagastesheim (766), preserved in the current place names Gau-Algesheim and Waldalgesheim (Germany).