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Soon after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, the name Germans was recognized on the island as a name for a person of German descent, or a person who was associated with that country through trade or other means. Another derivation of the name suggests that it derives from the Old French given name Germain. This name was borne by a popular French saint from the 5th century, and also meant of the same stock, or related to. Germans is a classic example of an polygenetic surname, which is a surname that was developed in a number of different locations and adopted by various families independently.

Germans Early Origins



The surname Germans was first found in Essex where they had been granted lands after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Germans Spelling Variations


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Germans Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include German, Germans, Jermain, Jarman and others.

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Germans Early History


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Germans Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Germans research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1086, 1250, 1248, 1279, 1318, 1402, 1377, 1397, 1650 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Germans History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Germans Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Germans Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Germans Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Germans In Ireland


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Germans In Ireland



Some of the Germans family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Germans or a variant listed above:

Germans Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andreas Germans, who landed in America in 1764

Germans Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Germans, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Phil Germans, who arrived in America in 1852
  • Anton Germans, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860
  • Karl Germans, who landed in North America in 1866
  • Gottfried Germans, who arrived in America in 1881

Germans Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Frartziska Germans, aged 50, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Magdalena Germans, aged 22, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

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    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Germans Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Germans Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 28 October 2013 at 11:20.

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